Frequently Asked Questions

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Organizing FAQs

What is a Professional Organizer?

“Professional Organizers support evaluation decision-making and action around objects, spaces, and data, helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding function, order, and clarity.” ~The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) In short, a Professional Organizer is someone who provides knowledge of the organizing industry, products, and hands-on support to individuals by helping them create a simple, more efficient space that meets their needs.

What are the benefits of becoming organized?

There are several benefits directly related to becoming organized including increased efficiency, productivity and a sense of well-being. Becoming organized helps lower stress and frees up time and energy for other important things in life. Spaces in your home or office seem more inviting and spacious once they are organized.

What are the general steps that take place during a consultation & organizing session?

The journey toward organizational freedom begins with a consultation. I am happy to answer any questions you may have, and will ask some in return to help better understand the scope of the project(s). Assessments take no more than 30 minutes and during this time you will be provided with an estimate of how long the project should take and the overall cost. If you choose to move forward with services, we can book your session(s) immediately based on availability. During our time together, I plan to teach you the basics of organizing along with strategies of what will work for you based on your lifestyle. The ultimate goal is to provide you with the tools you need to be able to maintain your newly organized space once our time together comes to an end.

Do you work with a written agreement?

Absolutely! A written agreement is necessary because it outlines a clear understanding of the relationship between the client and The Tidy Type to protect both parties.

How can I prepare for an organizing session?

You can best prepare for a session by…doing nothing! That’s right, you don’t need to do a thing before we begin our work together and there is no need to be embarrassed by your space because you will not be judged. Confidentiality is our top priority and we will not share your situation with others.

Will I need to purchase any specialty items?

Clients often already own products for organizing but may not be utilizing them properly. I will do my best to re-purpose any existing items you already have to improve their function so that they work for you. Occasionally, additional products are necessary to establish the best system for your needs. If you are interested in new storage solutions, I am happy to provide shopping services at an additional fee. Purchases of any storage solutions that are needed will be added to the final bill.

What happens to the possessions that I don’t keep?

Many clients choose donate their items to charities and some clients choose to recycle and/or toss items depending on their condition. There are some clients who request to store items and have a yard sale, however, this option can be a quite risky. Holding on to items, even for a short period of time, brings about the temptation to bring items back inside if they don’t sale. I caution clients that if they plan to have a yard sale, there should be a plan in place to hold it within a short time frame and commit to donating/discarding everything that does not sell immediately afterward. Together we will go over your options and we will help you decide which option will work best for your lifestyle.

How can I keep my space organized after you leave?

Being able to maintain your newly organized space is important. As a professional organizer it is my goal to equip you with the tools you need to ensure that your time and money don’t go to waste. The most important aspect in upkeep is self-discipline! The potential for clutter buildup happens every day in the daily walk of life and the temptation to slip into old habits will constantly happen. The ability to maintain an organizing system and tweak it to meet your needs will allow you to enjoy your organized life. If you notice that you need an organizing refresher or would like help implementing a new system, feel free to reach out to get started.

Product FAQs

Where is The Tidy Type located?

The Tidy Type LLC is located in the United States and based out of Maryland.

Is each product made by hand?

Yes! Each product is crafted by hand, with love.

Why does it take 5-7 days for the order to be shipped from the time it’s ordered?

All products are made to order with you in mind. I want to ensure that the order is fulfilled
accurately and to your liking.

Do you ship internationally?

At the moment, international shipping is not available, but that is subject to change in the future.

Do you provide refunds?

Due to the custom nature of the products and the materials used, refunds are not offered at the moment. However, if upon receiving any product, you discover that it is damaged then please
send an email to: within 24 hours so that a replacement order can be fulfilled.

How can I place a bulk order?

Bulk orders of more than 10 of any item can be placed by contacting