The proposal I present is based, in part, on what we discussed during the consultation; what your expectations are; and how I might achieve your goals for this organizing project.

In developing this proposal, I consider the following factors:


  • What goal do you want to achieve by hiring me?


  • Space: How large is the area that will be organized?
  • Money: How much money are you willing to invest in this project?
  • Time:  How long do you want it to take to complete the project?  Do you have a deadline?


  • For what purpose is the place currently being used?
  • For what purpose do you want it to be used?


  • If you find that some thing or things you wanted done cannot be done due to one or more constraints, what part(s) of the project would you consider most important?


  • What do you value? In other words, what motivates you and guides your decisions?
  • What do you value in terms of the project?


  • What role do aesthetics play in your evaluation of the completed project?

Included in the proposal is a work plan and timeline for completing the project. The plan and timeline ensure that I am using my time and your time effectively and efficiently, thereby saving unnecessary costs throughout the entire process.

If you decide that what I can do for you – as specified in the proposal – is what you are looking for, then you and I sign the proposal, at which time it becomes our project agreement.

If you cannot see what you have, then you cannot know what you have.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo