Most of us are familiar with some type of work that is performed remotely, whether it be an office assistant or a computer technician. In the world of professional organizing, we call that Virtual Organizing. This is a relatively new method of organizing, so I would like to explain to you how it works.
There are some minimum requirements to make this a successful partnership:
You will need a phone, a digital camera, and a way to email the photos. If you have access to Skype, then that is helpful too, but it is not required. Choose a target space to organize, take photos of the area and then email them to me. We set up an appointment to work in the space while I am on the phone.You supply the manpower. This is best for people who either have the physical ability to do the work themselves, or who have a helper who is willing and available to work alongside you.
What, then, is my job?
I act as project manager to guide you through the process. I help you choose the right size project, create manageable steps, ask targeted questions, and propose customized solutions. My hope for you is that your home supports your life and works for you, and not against you.
Why would you choose virtual organizing over on-site organizing?
The main advantage is that we work in 1-hour appointments, so it can be more affordable. If you are able to continue working for the next hour after we hang up – while you have momentum going – then you can maximize your investment and see some real progress.
What happens next?
In between appointments, I will send you a Project Tracking Outline. This includes a list of supplies that you will need to gather, specifics about what we accomplished together, as well as your to-do list, and my to-do list. Also, I am available by phone and email to answer any questions that may arise.
If you are searching for a way to get help with streamlining your life, at your own pace, guided by someone who understand what it’s like to have your life changed by an illness, then please call or email me for a chat.