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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Organization Pending?

"Home organizing services: creating functional spaces to serve you."

Serving Columbus, OH and the surrounding areas since 2022, Organization Pending works with you to create functionality and serenity in spaces currently creating frustration, decluttering and organizing items in a way to better serve your household.

"There's not a right way to organize, there's a right way for you and your family."

Our Mission: When clients choose Organization Pending, Tabi the Organizer (they/them) strives to provide Columbus homeowners and renters with the skills and knowledge to declutter and organize effectively, unlocking their home's full potential. Through our work together, clients and participating family members learn the steps of decluttering and organizing with personalized tips for their household, building motivation and momentum to start working on other pending projects in their homes. 

 

 Learn more about Tabi the Organizer and their journey to home organizing!

Organization Pending is proud to be a Better Business Bureau® Accredited Business, and LGBTQIA+ -owned and operated.

  • Take a look at Organization Pending's list of Community Recommendations for decluttering, donation, moving, family, professional services, LGBTQIA+ resources and more. 

  • Subscribe for free to the monthly Newsroomhighlighting Upper Arlington and Columbus events, family-friendly activities, community resources, recommendations, organizer tips, and more.

What services does Organization Pending offer?

In-Person Services

Virtual Services

  • Body Doubling: this budget-friendly service offers virtual support throughout the decluttering and organizing process.

  • Structured Support: this budget-friendly personalized plan guides you through the decluttering and organizing process, letting you set your own pace with two half-hour sessions.

Does Organization Pending offer gift cards/gift certificates for home organizing services?

No, other than periodic online giveaways. For those interested in gifting home organizing services, we are able to accept payment for services from anyone through Venmo or over the phone with a credit card. We encourage those interested in gifting services to show their loved one Organization Pending's website and social media, and to reach out at organizationpendingllc@gmail.com to set up a free virtual assessment.

Why not?

  • Prevents potential home shaming: The home and belongings are incredibly personal, and objects can be held close to the heart. A gift of home organizing could potentially be viewed in the same way as a gift of unwanted fitness equipment. If your loved one is struggling to find things in their space and is overwhelmed by their items, mention Organization Pending's services and encourage them to reach out!

  • Ensures your friend or family member is ready to start the process: Scheduling a free virtual assessment allows Tabi to meet the potential client and their home, and talk about the goals for each space and where issues are arising that prevent functionality.

  • Prevents overbuying of home organizing hours: A single project has taken anywhere from 3 to 30 hours - during a virtual assessment we talk about ways clients can decrease organizer hours, and what kinds of assistance they need focus on, preventing you from purchasing unneeded hours.

  • Guarantees the most beneficial "after": When everyone is on the same page, clients can learn long-lasting skills through Training Sessions, guaranteeing the maximum benefit from working with Organization Pending.

Why should I declutter and organize my home?

  • Americans spend 2.5 days a year looking for lost items. (1)

  • Over 60% of us have been late or missed appointments, looking for lost items. (1)

  • Americans spend $2.7 billion annually replacing items already in the home. (1)

  • 48% of us consider their homes at least somewhat cluttered. (2)

  • 41% of us haven't decluttered in over a year. (2)

  • 72% of people surveyed believe they would gain more space through decluttering. (2)

  • 36% of people report a lack of motivation to declutter and organize. (3)

  • 29% of people are too tired to declutter and organize, overwhelmed by their busy lives and juggling multiple responsibilities, leading to their homes and belongings feeling overwhelming. (3)

You are not alone in your struggle, and hiring a home organizer gets the work done twice as fast, with professional insight and resources to assist along the way. Home organization is a skill that benefits every household, saving you and your family time and money every day. When you choose to work with Organization Pending for a Training Session, you will learn how to declutter and organize effectively for your lifestyle, with personalized tips for your household and future needs. Creating a maintenance plan for your household, or setting up regular quarterly services with Organization Pending ensures lasting results of our work together. Find reviews from your neighbors about their experiences with Tabi here.

(1) PR Newswire. Lost and Found. May 2,2017. www.prnewswire.com

(2) PR Newswire. Americans Have Too Many Things and Not Enough Money, Study Finds. August 29, 2016. www.prnewswire.com

(3) Woodruff, Lisa K, Research Studies, Organize 365®, 2021 from organize365.com/research

What's the right way to organize?

Every home and family is unique, Organization Pending's philosophy is "There's not a right way to organize, there's a right way for you and your family." During your free virtual assessment and while decluttering, Tabi will learn about about you and your family, how your spaces are currently being used, what's working well already, and what the major (and minor!) struggles are.

 

What's considered when creating personalized functional systems in your home:

  • height differences, dietary needs, and specific requirements and requests for each family member

  • pet needs and requirements for keeping your food, shoes, and valuables safe

  • visual needs and preferences 

  • backstock options in shared spaces

  • different needs at different ages and stages of life

  • how items function daily or seasonally 

  • product options based on your budget - Organization Pending will reuse or repurpose as much as possible within the home first, and discuss DIY alternatives before or instead of recommending organization products

  • storage limitations of individual spaces and the home

Follow Organization Pending on Instagram and Facebook for decluttering and organizing tips adaptable for any lifestyle. 

How long does it take to declutter and organize?

How much will my project cost?

A single project has taken anywhere from 3 to 30 hours - every home, family, and project is unique. Tabi the Organizer's philosophy is "There's not a right way to organize, there's a right way for you and your family." During your free virtual assessment and first decluttering session, Tabi will learn

Organization Pending offers Body Doubling and Structured Support Virtual Services for local and long-distance clients on a budget.

How can I decrease the hours I need with the Organizer?

  • Start with the space you want Organization Pending to focus on first, and schedule decluttering sessions with yourself. Look for trash, donations, and recycling, removing them from the space without moving the remaining items.

  • Visit the Community Recommendations page to find the same resources Organization Pending uses most often for donation and recycling - if you bag donations for Columbus Fashion Academy separately, Tabi will be happy to pick those up for free at your future work session.

  • Email organizationpendingllc@gmail.com to schedule a free virtual assessment.

  • Book an organizing session to unlock your decluttered home's full functionality. 

Motivated to declutter and organize, but need a blueprint and accountability partner? Consider the Structured Support Virtual Service for a personalized action plan and resources in two half-hour sessions.

How can I save money while organizing? 

Don't buy before we try! During your free virtual assessment, we'll discuss your budget for organizing products. Many times, reusing products a client already owns, or creating DIY repurposed alternatives can create the functionality households need, without additional cost. Each project comes with 3 free hours of research time when additional products could lead to longer lasting organization, or if a client desires an aesthetic approach. 

Looking to decrease the hours you need with the Organizer?

Have a question that wasn't answered? Email organizationpendingllc@gmail.com!

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