Frequently Asked Questions

About The Moving Genie

Got questions about professional organizing & decluttering services?

If so, that’s okay – you’re not alone. Below, you’ll find some of the more common questions we get asked here at The Moving Genie. If you don’t see yours below, contact us and ask – we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

General Questions

What Is A Professional Organizing Service?

A professional organizing service is a service that helps you better organize your life. Whether it’s your home layout and environment or your business, a professional organizing service relieves the stress of a chaotic environment.

When you work with a professional organizing service like The Moving Genie, there’s a wide variety of different services to choose from. From packing before a move to unpacking afterward, organizing your home or decluttering, and much more, if it has to do with organizing, The Moving Genie can help.

What Type Of People Do You Usually Work With?

Broadly speaking, the people who can benefit the most from professional organizing services are people with busy lives.

Maybe you’re a family of high-performance professionals, whether a family of one or a married couple. You don’t have the time to organize your home and your life. But you know the way you’re currently living is adding more stress onto your already stressful plate.

Or maybe you’re older, and better established. Your kids have moved on, and have started building their own lives. You don’t need all the space in the family home anymore, so you’re thinking of downsizing. You’d like to travel more, and want to simplify your life.

For these, and many other examples, The Moving Genie can help.

Are You A Moving Company?

No. However, if you need a connection with a moving company, we’d be happy to help.

Then Why Are You Called “The Moving Genie”?

Because a big part of what we do is helping people pack before a move, and helping people unpack after a move. Moving is a hassle, and can take up dozens of hours of your time in trying to figure out how to coordinate the entire effort, all while maintaining your own schedule. For many people, it’s too much to bear.

But when you work with The Moving Genie, your home gets packed, and unpacked, in the blink of an eye, just like if you made a wish.

Are You A Home Cleaning Service?

No. However, if you need a connection with a home cleaning service, we’d be happy to help.

Can You Help With Hoarders?

If your home is messy, cluttered, and disorganized, The Moving Genie’s professional organizing services can absolutely help. However, “hoarding” is a different phenomenon that has less to do with one’s physical space and more with psychological factors.

In fact, for some hoarders, the very idea of decluttering their space can be terrifying.

If you have a loved one with hoarding tendencies and you want to help, that’s admirable. But they won’t be able to truly move on unless they’re truly committed to it, and that generally comes about through therapy.

What to Expect

How Do I Prepare For My Initial Consultation?

You don’t have to do anything at all. In fact, it’s better that way. Don’t even clean up beforehand.

That might sound strange, since that might be your instinct when inviting someone into your home. But your professional organizer needs to be able to see how your home looks and functions as it is. Don’t worry about trying to impress your professional organizer – no matter how bad you think your home might be, we’ve almost certainly seen worse.

Do I Need To Be There As You Work?

Not necessarily. You’ll need to be around for any decisions that need to be made, like new furniture placement or whether to get rid of certain items, but when it comes to the actual hands-on work, you can be wherever you want.

How Long Does A Professional Organizing Service Take?

It’s hard to answer that question, because it depends on so many different factors. At the beginning of your project, though, we’ll give you an estimate of how long it will take.

But I Don’t Wanna Throw My Stuff Away!

And you don’t have to!

Of course, if your house is overly cluttered, your professional organizer may suggest you do what you can to declutter. It’s sometimes difficult to let go of things we’ve had for a long time, but if they’re beginning to get in the way of your ability to enjoy your life, it might be time to let them go.

But the decision is entirely up to you.

But I’m Kind Of Embarrassed By The State Of My Home

That’s understandable. Sometimes, after neglecting a part of our lives, we wish things were different. And the process of taking action to make it different can sometimes be uncomfortable. But doesn’t that feeling of embarrassment give you an idea that something is wrong? And if so, wouldn’t you rather a professional help you fix your problem?

At first, you might feel a little like an unhealthy person who takes their first few steps on a treadmill at the gym. But it gets easier.

If you’re not happy with the state of your home, it doesn’t have to be that way. Contact The Moving Genie to book an appointment, and let’s talk about where you are and where you’d like to be.

More Questions?

Don’t see your question? Reach out and we’ll be happy to answer any other questions you might have. We’ll help you understand what you need to achieve your organization goals and help take your first step toward a beautifully organized home.