What is Virtual Organizing, How Does it Work, and is it Right for You?

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Virtual Organizing can refer to organizing your digital life, organizing a virtual event, or working with a Professional Organizer virtually through programs, coaching, and virtual sessions.

I've been a Professional Organizer since 2006 for the past 7 years I've been solely working as a Virtual Organizer. I absolutely love the process and being able to help even more people.


How Does it Work?


Professional Organizers that work virtually have their unique models. We each have our own approach, personalities, and expertise. This is why it is very important to find one that fits your needs and that you feel comfortable with.


My model has evolved over the past few years because, through trial and error, I have learned what formats work best. Much like when we are trying new systems to get organized it is important to evaluate what works and what doesn't.



Working with Me


Self-Directed Decluttering Programs:

I have four self-directed programs. One that helps you declutter the living areas of your home, another for paper & digital organization, one for photo organization, and another that guides you through the process of creating an organizing action plan. Each of these gets you on your path to reducing what you have to make getting organized easier.

These are great options for people who simply want to reduce clutter and have a good sense of how to organize what they will have in the end.

They are step-by-step programs that you can work on at your own pace.



Sensibly Organized is a monthly membership where you get access to the above-mentioned programs, a declutter and organize resource hub, and access to a private community. 

There is a group access option where you get coaching, strategy, and accountability. We have multiple group virtual organizing sessions each week and you can attend as many as you like.

The third level is VIP where you get all of the above plus private coaching sessions. 


Private Coaching:

Private sessions can be purchased separately as well. They are held on Zoom and are customized to your needs. That means if you just need to talk about your struggles, get direction from me, and then go off to work on your own we would typically do one call each week.




Is Virtual Organizing Right for You?


Virtual organizing is perfect for the person who doesn't want to or can’t have (I’m writing this during the pandemic) someone in their home or their office. Some people have anxiety about that, others simply want to work with someone who isn’t local to them. I love that if you love my style of teaching and you live across the world we can still work together.


I've worked with hundreds of clients over the years and I can tell you many times, I would show up at people's homes, and they would say, I almost canceled last minute. There's a lot of fear and shame around being disorganized but there shouldn't be. I've seen it all and will never judge you!  All I see when I see your space is how can I help. I don't see the mess. 


With virtual organizing, you can show me what you're dealing with but you don't have to. This is especially helpful when we are dealing with paperwork and digital files. While I can assure you that I will keep everything confidential some people just don’t want someone else seeing their private stuff. I won’t stumble upon your credit card debt or any legal papers you may have.


For virtual organizing to work for you, you must be able to be open about your challenges, take direction, and do the work.


While it isn’t necessary if you can get help from a family member or friend it can make the process go faster. It is however very important that the person helping you be objective and trust the direction I give.


One of my members gave me this testimonial that brought tears to my eyes. I'm sharing it here because it embodies everything I want people to feel and experience.





Have questions?


If after reading this you believe you want to hire a Professional Organizer but really need someone in person you can go to https://napo.net to find an organizer in your area.

If you have more questions schedule a free strategy call with me. I promise there is no sales pitch. You can schedule your call here >>> https://joannkrall.as.me/strategysession