Frequently Asked Questions
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What exactly does LivingOrder® San Antonio do?
We transform your chaos into tranquility.SM We help people get control of their stressful living and working spaces. As highly trained organizing and productivity consultants, we teach clients how to understand their core issues causing disorganization and thereby prevent it in the future. We provide visible and lasting results with easy-to-maintain systems that are developed based on your individual needs.
After our initial Solutions Session, we sometimes work independently if that is more convenient for the client, but most of the time we work alongside the client to teach and encourage as we make progress.
What sets LivingOrder® San Antonio apart from other organizers and organizing companies?
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What is a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®)?
To achieve certification, a professional organizer must pass a grueling national exam. In order to qualify to sit for the exam, a professional organizer must catalog a minimum of 1,500 paid organizing hours within a three year period in order to show that s/he is a serious full-time professional and not just a part-time hobbyist. Once an organizer is certified, s/he must complete a minimum of forty-five continuing education hours every three years.
The BCPO® says that "certification is a recognition of professionals who have met specific minimum standards, and proven through examination and client interaction that they possess the body of knowledge and experience required for certification. This program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices and ethics. For the public, while the CPO® designation is not an endorsement or recommendation, certification of professional organizers maximizes the value received from the products and services provided by a CPO®."
LivingOrderSA owner Helene Segura is not only certified, but also serves on the international BCPO board. She trains any organizing consultant on her team based on these standards, as well as her own knowledge and experience from working with organizing and productivity consultants around the globe.
What are the benefits of working with LivingOrder®?
How do you find an organizer who's right for you?
Getting organized is very personal, so it's important that you know who you are allowing into your home or office and whether that person is qualified to help you with your organizational challenges. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing prospective professional organizers.
How do you handle confidentiality and privacy?
Our work can indeed be very personal in nature. All of our work is done in a patient, nonjudgmental, and respectful manner. We will hold all client information, business or personal, written or verbal, in confidence. LivingOrder® San Antonio conforms to the written Code of Ethics for members of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) as well as the Code of Ethics established by the BCPO (Board of Certification for Professional Organizers). Our Service Agreement also contains a confidentiality clause for your protection.
What about cost? How do you charge?
You can expect to pay about the same hourly rate for a highly trained Professional Organizer as you would for an interior designer, personal trainer, image consultant, or other similar service professionals. Our pricing structure is based on education, certification, extensive training, national association membership, local chapter membership, insurance, bonding, experience, and proven success. You deserve quality, and we can provide that for you. We work by the hour, with different rates for residential and commercial work, and different packages based on how involved you'd like us to be in your journey. Please call to discuss your situation and we will be happy to quote you our rates based on your needs.
While hiring a professional organizer is definitely not for everyone, we can usually help people with a variety of budgets. Even if you only work with us for two sessions, you'll find that being organized is an investment in yourself, your family, and/or your business that pays huge dividends of time savings and decreased stress. The innovative online program for which we coach, The Clutter Diet, may be a perfect match if you are on a budget—give it a try and see what you think!
We have a 2-hour minimum appointment time for all work done on-site. We have a full client load, so we generally schedule at least one week out. During busy periods, you may have to wait two weeks to see us, but our clients find that we're worth the wait. Payment is due at the time of service. We accept personal and business checks, and all major credit cards.
Please call us at 210-892-4990 x73 for additional details, or contact us using our convenient form.
How long will it take to organize me?
We can usually give you a "ballpark" estimate based on our experience, but it is generally quite difficult to give estimates in our industry since every situation is so different. There are many factors impacting how long it will take:
What type of people normally work with LivingOrder®?
Our clients are ready to invest their time and resources to produce a higher quality lifestyle and know that our expertise will get them there. Our clients are
Homeowners who want to:
SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) business owners who want to:
Businesses and Corporations that want to:
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