commonly asked questions...
When I look at your space, I see solutions, not the mess. I have seen it all before and wouldn't be there unless I thought I could help. I follow the NAPO code of Ethics and I always uphold 100% confidentiality and address your concerns with empathy and without judgement.
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I am embarrassed by my space, should I clean before you come?
Do I have to be there during the organizing session?
I typically work with the client during the initial stages of the organization process and move management. I can continue sorting and organizing based on guidelines we establish going forward. The client is an integral part of setting up some individual systems as I will be transferring teachable skills and the client would be present during those times.
Will you make me throw things away?
No, but I will guide you through the decision making process so you ultimately make decisions quickly on what to keep, donate and throw away, keeping what is important for your unique lifestyle.
What is NAPO?
The National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is a non profit association started in 1983. Today NAPO has over 3,500 members worldwide dedicated to helping people and organizations bring order and efficiency to their lives. Their mission is to be the leading source for Organizing and Productivity Professionals by providing exceptional education, enhancing business connections, advancing industry research, and increasing public awareness.
Kathe is an active member in her local Northern NJ chapter serving on the board for over 7 years as well as working as an ongoing volunteer on committees and charitable events. She attends the annual national conference with her peers to learn from industry experts and expand her knowledge base to support her clients.
What is NAPO's Golden Circle designation?
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Kathe is a member of NAPO's prestigious Golden Circle which recognizes members who have attained an elevated level of experience. This designation demonstrates a committed business person who values education, professional development, and staying current on trends and advancements in the industry.
Is it worth the investment?
A lot of people feel guilty that they aren't organizing their own spaces. Moving, setting up a home office, downsizing a parent or just organizing spaces to function productively in a busy household can be stressful. Often you don't know where to start or maybe you just don't have the time. You will feel less stressed when functional systems are in place making everyday life operate more smoothly.You will save money buying less because you can find what you need. Our clients often say its worth more than the investment and they wish they had gotten organized sooner!
What makes you different from other organizing companies?
Top to Bottom Organization, LLC has over 12 years of respected experience in the industry. Kathe is a a problem solver, detail oriented and ensures every client achieves their project goals by using time proven strategies. The company carries full business insurance and only works with service providers that have the same standards and values.
Kathe has worked to fulfill the high level professional experience and educational requirements to become a Board Certified Professional Organizer which fewer than 360 organizers worldwide can claim. She continues to earn specialist certificates through NAPO University including: Residential Organizing,
Life Transitions and Business Productivity. To keep up in an ever changing environment Kathe purses addtional CEU's on an ongoing basis to best serve her clients with new strategies and resources. She is a ten year member of the prestigious Golden Circle designation issued by NAPO.
Top to Bottom Organization only hires team members that value privacy and have a strong work ethic. Great organizing skills are important but so are interpersonal and collaborative skills, problem solving capability and high energy. Everyone at Top to Bottom Organization is committed to excellence for each and every client.