I am a Certified Virtual Organizing Professional™ and thrilled to be able to offer my expertise beyond the borders of North Holland!
Virtual organizing doesn’t differ too much from an in-person service except for the one missing pair of hands.
The mental and strategic guidance, emotional support, professional advice, reassuring presence, and accountability are just the same.
And there’s more to it!
During my months of training, I discovered even more benefits to working with clients online.
“I finally have the feeling I have a grip on my household again. And that feels sooooo good! The house isn’t living me but im living in the house. I finally have the motivation to keep things tidy, neat and clean. It was never a complete mayhem, but I felt like I lost control […] And with your help I finally felt like I was in control again. I’m very proud of my success and I want to thank you for all your help.”Single mother of 2 year old, NL
THE BENEFITS OF WORKING VIRTUALLY
- More flexible timing
Our clients often need to take a day off or sacrifice a Saturday to be able to work with us in person. Most professionals (including us) come to your home for a minimum of three hours, and that can be a roadblock.
Virtual sessions are available during the day and also during the evenings! Lasting between 45 minutes and 2 hours, this allows for greater flexibility in scheduling.
- More regular and continuous
Organizing and decluttering can be a demanding and exhausting task. Not everyone finds such long sessions doable, and would much prefer doing shorter bursts of work more regularly.
That makes virtual organizing perfect for anyone who is easily fatigued, sleep-deprived, has a short attention span, or needs a slower pace. On top of that, shorter and regular work allows time to adjust to the changes and fosters greater learning and habit repaterning!
- More budget friendly
We keep hearing that our services can be priceless in their value; however, that does not make a difference if someone’s budget is tight.
The hourly rate for virtual services is 45€/hr. That is much cheaper than an in-person service (56€/hr), plus the total number of hours spent each month tends to be lower if working virtually (4-8 hours) than in person (6-12 hours).
Because virtual sessions already support your own activity and timings, they also encourage more independent work that is assigned in between the sessions, cutting down on the total billable hours.
- Not limited by location
I have worked with people across the globe, from Canada to Singapore. As far as timings and technology allow, there are no limits.
- Lowers anxiety and shame
I have seen the shame and embarrassment connected to some people’s disorganization, no matter the level of “mess”. And I know many are too anxious to ask for help just for the thought of letting someone into their home. After working with my first virtual client, I gained valuable insight!
Virtual organizing literally keeps the control in the client’s hands! You get to show me as much as is comfortable and decide on the level of information shared. This can significantly lower shame and social anxiety, making the brain more focused on the actual work.
- More empowerment and learning
For someone who has been disorganized and out of control for a while, it’s not unusual that their sense of confidence and self-trust is distraught. It is hard to believe that one could get back on track without an organizer by their side.
Virtual organizing gives a greater sense of empowerment because the client is actually doing all the work. That, in return, starts creating new muscle memory and brain circuits, eventually fostering greater self-competence and a return to independence.
HOW DOES VIRTUAL ORGANIZING WORK?
We start, just like on any project, with a free video consultation to discuss and assess your needs, goals, and challenges. We will discuss the potential work, routes to success, the timeline and budget that suit you.
The rate for virtual organizing sessions is 45€/hr that’s built in 15 mins increments.
The work happens in regular sessions via Zoom. In the sessions, we dive deeper into our strategy to reach your goals and discuss any blocks along the way. Than we get to the hands-on work: the actual physical decluttering, organizing, and problem-solving with me by your (virtual) side.
Each session is wrapped with a list of independent work to be done in between sessions. I will equip you with your Project Journal to stay on track and motivated for further work. We continue with our regular sessions for as long as agreed or needed to reach your goals.
I liked the fact that I could get help from a professional without a “stranger” entering my house. Somebody gets a look inside your life and household without the person really be present and that takes away some barriers that might be there.Anna’s experience (single mother of 2 y.o.), NL
Sometimes I needed some motivation because I didn’t feel like getting to work on decluttering etc. But Lucie did a great job in motivating me.
I learnt that it isn’t so difficult if you just take one step at a time. I kind of froze in the whole process before my project because there was just too much to do. So, I ended up not doing anything. But I found out if I just spent one hour or two every week decluttering and tidying up, I can achieve so much in the long run.
Now I finally have the feeling I have a grip on my household again. And that feels sooooo good! The house isn’t living me but im living in the house. I finally have the motivation to keep things tidy, neat and clean. It was never a complete mayhem, but I felt like I lost control […] And with your help I finally felt like I was in control again. I’m very proud of my success and I want to thank you for all your help.
Whole house decluttering and organizing in 12 virtual sessions
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO WORK VIRTUALLY?
- Stable internet connection
- Device with a camera that can take zoom or other video calls
- Understand basic technology usage to be able to work efficiently
- Be physically capable to execute the work (or have someone help with the heavy lifting)
- Be verbally expressive to be able to describe what’s around you