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FAQ about organizing

 FAQ about organizing


See all the FAQ about organizing that Spark! Organizing hears and answers most often. Get your answers today!

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When you hire a professional organizer, you make an investment in your future. Being disorganized is expensive. It hampers your productivity and costs you time when you can’t find what you need.

Many times it also costs you in late fees, cost of repeatedly buying items you can’t locate and the cost of the time you spend looking for things rather than spending time with what you love. Just think what you could do with the time you now spend dealing with your stuff!

Freeing your time and your mind by overcoming your barriers to getting and staying organized can pay dividends you can’t even anticipate now. We can help you get there.

Suzanna Kaye has been organizing Central Florida since 2006 and opened A Space That Works, now Spark! Organizing, LLC in 2008. All our organizers are Certified Organization Specialists and have been specifically trained by Suzanna and other educational programs to understand different personality types and needs – just like yours.

In addition to organizing, we put a strong focus on education and personalization throughout the process. You are unique! Your personality, lifestyle and the cause of your disorganization are unique to you.

As we work with you, the focus is to give you the tools you need to be successful organizing for yourself in the future. Some of these tools include setting up systems for the way you process information and explaining how we are making decisions about your organizing system as we set it up.

We ask a LOT of questions! These questions help us find what’s blocking you and what processes will work best for you. They also get you used to asking yourself the right decision-making questions well into your future.

All our organizers are Certified Organizing Specialists. Certification means they have been trained to work with different personality types, organizing concepts and ADD/ADHD. They work one on one with Suzanna Kaye gaining ongoing training and techniques. With years in the field, we come with knowledge only experience can bring and creative ideas we’ve collected to work in your space.

We are hands-on professional organizers and work with you one-on-one.

We begin by determining what your goals and expectations are. We will walk together through your space and ask you a lot of questions to get a feel for what your daily life is like, your goals for your home and how you process information. This process only lasts 5-minutes at the start – but the research does not stop there. We jump right into tackling the project and ask more questions, learning more as we go.

Next, you and your organizer will go through all the items in your space and decide what should stay and what should go. We ask a lot of questions throughout this process for two reasons.

First to learn more about what’s important to you, your flow of stuff and the way you think. Second to begin a habit of good questions for you to ask yourself as you organize throughout your life.

After a while, you will find yourself answering the questions before they’re even asked!

We then categorize and assign the items a home, based on the most convenient place you would look for it, who else needs access to it and accessibility. The transformation that occurs during this process is amazing!

Each organizing session is custom designed to meet the needs of that particular client. Therefore, they do vary, but the process followed to get the desired result does not. Once the process is learned it can be applied as needed. I feel that learning the process and the skills to use on your own are the greatest benefit of working with a professional organizer.

Honestly? Nothing! (Isn’t that great to hear?) The best preparation is to leave things as they normally are. We can help you best if we see how items generally “land” and where the “stuck” areas are.

The only supplies we recommend are a big box of garbage bags (inevitably we find either things that can be thrown away or donated) and some cardboard boxes or bins to use for sorting if you already have some available. If there’s paperwork to organize several boxes of hanging file folders is also recommended.

We will use what you already own to arrange the rest. Occasionally at the end of the session, we may suggest an item or two you can pick up online or at a local store – but we never recommend you buy anything until we see what the end-result will be.

Great question! The price varies depending on the services you require. Everybody’s requirements are different. So one person may need phone coaching, but another may warrant a full-service cleaning and organizing.

Our service descriptions are listed on the Services page. The most popular one-on-one organizing varies from $50- – $85 per hour depending on what services you need. Inexpensive classes, workshops, worksheets, and webinars are also sometimes available.

Watch this site for announcements of upcoming opportunities.

Yes. We specialize in extreme circumstances! A promise – we have seen worse, and it is okay. Hey, you are making a change – that is something to take pride in!

Aside from everything we do being 100% confidential, we also promise we will never judge you or make you feel bad. Everyone has something they are embarrassed about, and some of the most wonderful, exciting, and creative people are highly disorganized. There is hope, and this is how it starts. We dare you to shock us. (It’s not possible!)

That depends on the size and scope of the job, how quickly you’re able to make decisions about your belongings (with our guidance), and how much you can do on your own between sessions.

We assist you in decision-making by asking questions to help you decide and keeping you on track, but we will never force you to work at a faster pace than you are comfortable with. We work as quickly as you can.

If you’re willing and able to do “homework” between sessions, the process will go faster and be less expensive. If you choose to have us bring in an organizing team (if the project is appropriate) it will take significantly less time.

Definitely. Due to confidentiality, we do not list anyone’s information to the public, but we do have a testimonial page. These testimonials are the exact words of past clients. Also, we have some many past customers who are so thrilled with the service they would be glad to tell you more about their experience. If you contact us, we can arrange to have them call or email you directly.

Well, what space do you have? We have organized everything from a closet to a business stock room to a car. Storage units, teacher’s classrooms, attics – there is no job too big or small.

We offer services that include one-on-one organizing and coaching. We are not afraid to climb into an attic, move furniture, crawl under a bed or take down Christmas lights – anything needed to get the organizing job done and relieve stress for you. We also offer support, encouragement, guidance and accountability coaching.

Never! We will sort through your items, and YOU will decide what to keep and what to let go. We are there to assist you in that decision, give only as much tough love as you are comfortable and NEVER push. At the end of each session, we will also take your donations away (as many as will fit in the car) and drop them off at a non-profit for you. We will even mail you the tax receipt!

Yes – 100%. Everything we discuss, everything we see and everything we hear is 100% confidential.

We have specialized training in the areas of disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Chronic Disorganization and Depression. Each organizer also has additional unique specialties, from home decorating and staging to photos and memorabilia to organizing for busy parents.

We also take care of any general organizing needs and aren’t afraid to tackle a unique project outside of our usual work. Feel free to ask about your particular circumstances, and we can see if we can help.

Suzanna Kaye has been a Professional Home Organizer since 2006 and has been a member of NAPO, CHADD and many other organizations that support the profession and specializations. She comes from a background in education, business, and finance, spending a lot of time in management and as a CFO.

She has also had extensive experience in special needs education. She still regularly volunteers with organizations who serve people affected by depression, ADD/ADHD or different abilities. The Spark! Organizing, LLCteam has various backgrounds and lengths of time in the industry, but all have one thing in common – they are all Certified Organizing Specialists and passionate about helping you.

Each organizer has completed training in basic ADD/ADHD, personality types, and general organizing skills with additional training in areas they choose to specialize in.

We take the value of the services we offer our clients seriously. Through consistent study, research and implementation of new organizing techniques, studies and attendance of educational courses. We focus on continually growing so we can help you grow.

Want to become an Organizer?

As of now I am not currently taking on more team members. I am highly selective and run thorough background checks and training with each team member before they are ever allowed on a client job. While this process may take a while, I have complete confidence in any member I take into my team.

Though I am not hiring right now, I may in the future and would love to keep your information handy. If you would like to email your resume, I will keep you in mind when I am looking to fill a position. Email it to Hiring@sparkorganizing.com. No calls, please.

That is great! The Professional Organizing business is a fantastic career. I will warn you – it is hard work and takes 100% dedication to each and every client. If you are not ready to invest your physical and emotional energies into each client’s needs, then this may not be the right time for you.

If you are still interested and passionate, I encourage you to join the Facebook Group names Professional Organizers Think Tank. It is a valuable resource for the new organizer and can answer so many questions much faster than I can. I am a member of the group – make sure to say hi so we can connect! 🙂

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