FAQ

Q: Why should I hire a professional organizer?

A: Many people want to be organized and have attempted to do it themselves in the past. By hiring a professional organizer you have access to the tools and expertise necessary to achieve your organizing goals. Hiring a professional organizer will reduce your stress, increase your productivity and give you more time to do the things you love.

Q: Why should I hire No More Piles?

A: We have been around since 2002 and have seen it all!  With our team approach we can help you get your project done quickly and efficiently, so you spend less and take less time away from work or fun.

Q: Why hire a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®)?

A: A CPO® has to meet specific minimum standards, proven through examination and client interaction. They must show that they possess a body of knowledge and experience that has been independently verified, and that their knowledge and experience is up to date. CPOs also adhere to a code of conduct that if violated, could result in forfeiture of certification. Currently, there are only 350 Certified Professional Organizers in the world!

Q: If you take the trash and donations away for me, where do you take them?

A: All trash is taken to local landfills as appropriate and recycled, or disposed of according to the landfill’s regulations. Donations are taken to the nearest appropriate charity. We cannot accept or dispose of items that cannot be safely lifted by two organizers, and also cannot accept any hazardous materials, weapons, husbands, unruly children or pets.

Q: How much will it cost me?

A: Let us come give you an estimate.  Please take a look at our services page for a description of sessions but the cost of a project depends on the scope of the work and how actively you and your family plan to be in the process.  *rates are higher for extreme clutter situations or locations requiring travel over 30 miles.

Q: What areas does No More Piles service?

A: No More Piles services the Baltimore and Annapolis metropolitan areas, but will also service most areas of Maryland. (Additional charges may apply for distances greater than 30 miles).

Q: I work full time — when can we schedule our sessions so that I don’t have to take time off work?

A: No More Piles sessions are typically Monday – Friday from 9:00am-2:30pm. We typically work in teams of 2-4 organizers so that we can maximize your time away from work and get the most done in the shortest time. However, we understand our clients’ needs and are happy to work around your schedule. Weekend appointments have limited availability and additional fees apply.

Q: Why are your sessions only 9:00am-2:30pm? Can’t we get more done in a longer session?

A: We’ve found that a 5 hour work session with a short 20-30 minute break is perfect for completing one small room or project. There are a LOT of decisions to be made by you during those 5 hours. We want you to be making decisions while you are fresh and clear headed. Exhaustion can lead to regretful, rushed decisions. We want our clients to feel energized and confident in all the decisions they have made throughout a session.

Q: I don’t know if I can handle a full session. Can we work a shorter session?

A: No More Piles evaluates the needs of each client individually.  We have structured our sessions to get the most done in a short period of time while maximizing a client’s attention span. However, there are times where clients are challenged with brain based or medical conditions that would necessitate shorter sessions. These are evaluated on an as needed basis.

Q: How do I get started?

A: Please give us a call at (410) 861-2095 or visit our contact page to schedule an initial consultation. During this session we will discuss your organizing needs and goals, determine a plan of action, and schedule our organizing sessions. We’ll also give you some homework to do so you can get a quick start toward reaching your organizing goals. The cost for a consultation is $75, but will be credited back at your first organizing session.

Tara Donohue Rudo, CPO, COC
Owner, Certified Professional Organizer, Certified Organizer Coach and Life Management Expert

Office: 410-861-2095
Twitter: @NoMorePiles
E-mail: Info@NoMorePiles.com

Owings Mills, MD 21117