Organizing & Productivity
Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I know if I need an organizer?
If you have started and stopped many times and had limited success in seeing a project through to its completion, a professional organizer might be just what you need to get you focused, keep you focused and help you get moving toward reaching your organizing and productivity goals.  


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2. What’s the difference between an organizer and a professional organizer?

A professional organizer is a member in good standing of NAPO, the National Association of Professional Organizers. This individual adheres to a Code of Ethics regarding confidentiality issues, sensitive pieces of information, and has had training in the emotional as well as practical issues to organizing spaces. In metropolitan areas this person is also a member of the local chapter of NAPO. Here in San Diego the owner of the R.E.D. team is the Immediate Past President of NAPO – San Diego. Through ongoing seminars, trainings and book study groups professional organizers stay current in their field and are well-versed on specific techniques and tools to assist their clients.  


An organizer who lists his/her skills on Craigslist or posts business cards on bulletin boards often does not have the necessary skill set and training, along with the ethics and integrity of a professional organizer. These individuals tend to be more of a personal assistant.  


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3. Is the R.E.D. team bonded and insured?

Yes, the R.E.D. team is bonded through the American Contractors Indemnity Company and holds liability insurance through Golden Eagle Insurance. In addition, the R.E.D. team has a current business license in the city where the home office is located.  


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4. How much does it cost to hire the R.E.D. team?
We have several plans available to fit every situation. For some individuals they want help developing an action plan that they will do themselves. For others, they have tried organizing by themselves and realize for them bringing in outside help is the best solution. Call today and let’s discuss which package pricing is best for your needs.   


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5. Yikes! Could my place be too messy for the R.E.D. team to see?
Absolutely not! Sue has been in many different places and each one is special to that particular client. These are your things in your home. Sue has taken the Code of Ethics as Past President of the National Association of Professional Organizers - San Diego, and everything is held in the strictest confidence. Her initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet with her and decide whether an hourly rate or package pricing is best for you. Together, in confidence, we will see what is holding you back and develop an action plan that will lead to your success!


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6. Do I need to go out and buy certain items before you come over?

Please do not go and buy any additional items. When we start to work together we can use containers you may have on hand. Later, as we sort through the items, and determine the keepers there may be some suggestions made about products that might help. Nothing will be purchased for you without your permission. There is no mark-up on items and the R.E.D. team often gets discounts as a professional organizer.  


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7. What do I need to do next?

Give Sue a call and ask how she can help you clear your clutter and get on with your life! Call today at 760.803.2786!


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