FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
I charge £30/hour for all organising work, be it home organising, office organising or personal organisation coaching. This might be face to face in your home, or via telephone. From experience I recommend 3 hours for an organising project in your home. For telephone sessions, we can explore a lot of ideas and strategies for organising in 1 hour, but I recommend at least 2, 1 hour sessions to allow you time to implement actions.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, I am insured and I am registered with a number of professional bodies. Maintaining safe and professional ways of working is central to my business.
Insurance – I have full and current Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance with Westminster Insurance.
Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (APDO) – I am a member of APDO, the only professional organisation that oversees, trains and supports organisers in the United Kingdom.
Ethical Code – I adhere to the APDO Code of Ethics.
HMRC – I am a registered as a taxpayer with HMRC.
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – I am registered with the ICO for inclusion on the Public Register of Data Controllers.
DO I NEED TO BE THERE DURING A SESSION?
Yes, if the session is in your home. Organising is a collaborative process. The most important reason you need to be there is to be able to make informed decisions on the possessions you want to keep or let go of. My role is to be able to look with fresh eyes at a room, or space, and ask you constructive questions to help you decide what you feel is the right course of action to take. This can be emotionally demanding and I am there to support and motivate you through the process. I will also offer various solutions for how a space can be rearranged or introduce new ideas for using a space.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Completing an organising project will depend on a number of factors. How many items there are to process. How quickly decisions can be made on what to do with an item. How easily accessible the items are. The home assessment is a good opportunity to look at the space that needs organising and explore together your relationship with your possessions and your approach to organising. I will then be in a position to provide you an estimate for each organising project you decide to complete. I suggest a minimum of 3 hours for any organising project.
WILL YOU THROW MY POSSESSIONS AWAY?
No. I will never throw any of your possessions away. I am there to support you and challenge you to meet your goals for your organising project. Whilst many clients can feel stuck when it comes letting go of a possession, it is important that you make the final decision. I can empower you to make those decisions and take back control of your environment.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Payment is requested in full at the end of each session for the services and products provided. Payment is accepted by cash or bank transfer.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?
Cancellations are sometime unavoidable. However, if you give less than three days notice this may result in a charge. The cancellation charge may be up to 50% of the agreed session value.
WHAT IS YOUR PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION POLICY?
This is the Privacy and Data Protection Policy for Simply Organise. It sets out how I record and use individuals’ data in compliance with GDPR. The Data Controller and Data Protection Officer is John Turner, who you can contact on or 07920715156.
I gather information about you from the details you provide either in person, on the phone, via email or online form. There is no legal requirement for you to offer this information, but without it I may be unable to book you in or provide the personal organising service I offer. The collection of your personal information enables me to decide if I am able to offer you an appointment; to provide you with my service; to provide you with organisation tips and advice; to contact you regarding my service; and to invoice you for any outstanding payments.
The data I collect from you may include: your name, address and contact details; additional information you may provide may be used in your session. This may include what you want to organise, your aims and goals in organising and why you are finding it difficult to organise. When you contact me and or provide me with information, you permit me/consent for me to hold and use this information. I keep the information you give me for seven years (for adults), and for seven years after a minor reaches the age of majority (18). In collecting information from persons under the age of 16, consent must be provided by their parent or guardian in order for me to process their data lawfully. The data you provide me is kept in a secure location.
Client confidentiality means that I will not disclose information about you to a third party without your permission. I may share and discuss anonymous case studies for the purpose of continued professional development, supervision or training. Please note that anonymous means ensuring the removal of any personal details and information that might identify you. I am duty bound to breach confidentiality if there is a legal requirement for me to do so, such as where the Children’s Act applies or a court order is issued, or if I have good reason to believe that significant harm to you or another person may arise should I not disclose that information.
I maintain an email list which is used for occasional promotions, news or special offers. You can ask to be removed from the list at any time. You can withdraw your permission for me to use your information at any time, although it may mean ending the service. You have a right to complain to the ICO if you have any problem with the way I store or use your data, or if you do not think your rights are being respected. This policy was last revised on 20/01/20. It may be updated from time to time.