Frequently Asked Questions

  • I've never hired a Professional Organizer before, how does it work?

  • First…. relax!! We will start with an initial visit to your home that will last about an hour or so. During that time, we'll tour your home and discuss the areas of concern. We'll ask questions that will help us get to know you and how your family lives; in other words… what is working for you and what is not. We'll provide a verbal action plan with suggestions on how to get you organized. We can implement the plan working within your budget and time frame. Organizing sessions are then scheduled in 2 or 3 hour increments.

  • Do I need to be home when you are working in my home?

  • Yes, we will work with you to sort through your clutter. Only you can determine what is important and what can go! After the sorting process, homeowners can leave the rest of the work to us. However, many homeowners actually learn from the organizing process and can then tackle other rooms or projects on their own. The choice is yours.

  • My house is a mess. I'm embarrassed to have you see it.
    Should I clean up before you come?

  • Absolutely not! We provide judgment free services. Your privacy and confidentiality are always maintained. We are here to help! It is important for us to see your home as it is. No need to tidy up for us.

  • What will I need to buy?

  • After we completing the sorting process, we will make recommendations on organizing products that will work for you. We'll be sure they will work within your budget and organizational style. We'll use whatever items you have first to help you save money.

  • How long will my project(s) take? What will it cost?

  • We will provide you with a verbal estimate for each project. You can decide if and when to tackle the project(s)! Typically most rooms/projects take between 3-5 hours depending on room size and degree of clutter. We're very flexible and can offer multi-room/project discounts to help you stay within your budget!

  • How and when do I pay for your services?

  • We accept Personal Checks, Cash, PayPay and Visa or Mastercard. A deposit is required to book a session. Payment is due at the end of each organizing session.

  • My Mother in law could really use your services. Do you offer gift certificates?

  • Yes, we do! It's always helpful to make sure the recipient is open to working with a Professional Organizer.

"In three hours, Deb and I were able to tackle what would have taken me the rest of the summer."

Barb Adams, Owner- Liberty Tax Service, New Hartford, NY

2015-03-18T21:12:32+00:00

"She has such a friendly and professional manner, I knew we could trust her to understand exactly what we needed."

Mary and Edward Chapin, New Hartford, NY

2015-02-06T16:12:55+00:00

"Deb's Declutter Workshops are a wonderful motivational tool for teachers and school personnel!"

Diane Cotton, Kindergarten Teacher, Barringer Road School, Ilion, NY

2015-02-06T16:31:30+00:00

"Employees walked away feeling inspired and motivated to make changes to their current habits"

Lori Nichols, Human Resources Manager at First Source Federal Credit Union

2015-03-18T21:29:58+00:00

Thank you again- you make it so easy from beginning to end!

Heidi Vernold, Rome, NY

2016-08-11T10:42:29+00:00

"Her enthusiasm is contagious!"

Michele A. Sheridan, President, Zonta Club of Utica

2015-02-06T17:02:20+00:00

"The job was done...well done, I might add!"

A.M. New Hartford, NY

2015-02-06T16:40:01+00:00

"Deb's simple organizational plan has create a sense of calm in our home!"

Tricia Sents, New Hartford, NY

2015-02-06T16:21:45+00:00

"It is amazing how clutter can affect so many aspects of our lives including our overall health."

Marguerite Lynch, Community & Regional Affairs Manager, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

2015-03-18T21:28:05+00:00

"In a short time of a couple hours the office was in perfect order."

Tracy Rueckert, New Hartford, NY

2015-02-06T15:50:58+00:00

"Completely changed my life"

Moe Harrington, Associate Development Director, Q Center, Syracuse, NY

2015-02-19T19:28:45+00:00

"Magic Rocks! has officially been decluttered!"

Leon Etienne & Romy Low, Magic Rocks!

2015-02-03T14:28:02+00:00

"I was more than pleased to see the motivation that Deb Cabral sparked in all my staff!"

Linda Montemurro - Director of Supportive Case Management at The Neighborhood Center Inc.

2015-02-06T17:03:45+00:00

"Participants walk away with practical tips and tricks on how to apply the fundamentals of organization to their everyday life!"

Carolyn DeJohn, Coordinator of Community Education, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY

2015-02-06T16:41:07+00:00

"Deb's presentation was the catalyst we needed to get our employees focused on our impending move."

Virginia Biesiada O'Neill, Chief Administrative Officer, Pioneer Companies, Syracuse, NY

2015-02-06T16:11:49+00:00

"Deb Cabral is a dynamic speaker who engages the audience immediately."

Janice Rasmussen, Chairperson, MARCPO Speaker Committee

2015-03-18T20:35:38+00:00

"The presentation on Handling E-Mail Effectively was fantastic!"

Scott Williams, Executive VP of Student Affairs, Utica School of Commerce and 2013 Rotary District Conference Co-Chair

2015-03-18T20:54:22+00:00

"When the team from The DeClutter Coach came in, they were like a breath of fresh air"

Rev Bill Dodge, Executive Director, Rescue Mission of Utica

2015-03-18T21:05:45+00:00

"I highly recommend you call Deb. She is the coach you need to de-clutter your life."

Laura Casamento

2015-03-18T21:35:37+00:00

"Everything is so organized and clean!"

Sandy Baker, Director of Business Development, RMS- Research Marketing Strategies

2015-02-04T16:15:24+00:00

"She came in like a whirlwind, helped me get everything squared away"

Matthew R Snyder, Director of Marketing & Communications, Mohawk Valley Community College

2015-03-18T21:15:07+00:00

"Her knowledge and expertise in organizing and decluttering produce extraordinary results."

CS, Ilion, NY

2015-03-18T20:49:22+00:00

"Deb can declutter for me any day!"

Cheryl A. Pula, Reference Librarian, Dunham Public Library, Whitesboro, NY

2015-02-06T16:10:20+00:00

"Her program is perfect for both the office and at home!"

Cathy Cucharale, VP Operations, M Griffith Investment Services

2015-02-02T17:36:55+00:00

"You are one amazing lady with a generous spirit that shines through all that you do."

Stephanie Eghigian, Executive Director, Women's Employment & Resource Center

2015-03-18T20:43:03+00:00

The whole experience was very positive, and SO gratifying to see such organized & calming results in my home!

Bonnie Hibbard, New Hartford, NY

2015-03-18T20:52:42+00:00

"I will be using her again very soon!"

Kathleen E. Dyman, EVP, Medical Societies of the Counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego and Cayuga-Central New York Academy of Medicine

2015-03-18T21:52:25+00:00

"We want to thank Deb and her Declutter team and Brian and his team from Monkey Bars of WNY for transforming our garage from dysfunctional to breathtaking."

Nicole Roberts

2016-05-23T14:00:25+00:00

"She gave an outstanding presentation!"

Mike Parsons, President/CEO First Source FCU

2015-02-06T17:09:17+00:00

"What a great presentation on DeCluttering Your Desk!"

Lucille Wittner, Audit Corporate Banking, The Bank of New York Mellon, Oriskany, NY

2015-02-06T16:08:59+00:00

"We are very much looking forward to your next visit!"

Chris Celia, Marcy

2015-02-06T17:06:28+00:00

"I desperately needed help and Deb was the right person for the job!"

Jessica Ambrose, Syracuse, NY

2015-03-18T21:21:21+00:00

"I can not say enough about the enthusiasm and expertise of Deb and her team!"

Amy Robbins, Radio Host, Ted & Amy in the Morning, 93Q, Syracuse

2015-02-02T17:35:36+00:00

"Her tips have helped me keep things simple, clean and organized."

Loren Curri, Oriskany, NY

2015-03-18T21:09:49+00:00

"I don't know what we would have done without her. She was a lifesaver!"

Lucille Humphreys, United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica, Office Manager and Executive Administrative Assistant

2015-02-06T16:15:22+00:00

"Deb came in and decluttered and organized our office area clearly making us a more efficient organization."

Timothy R Reed, Executive Director, Boilermaker Road Race & National Distance Running Hall of Fame

2015-03-18T21:34:08+00:00

"Deb is not only an amazing talent, she is a genuinely generous person with whom I am proud to be associated."

Stephanie Eghigian - Executive Director of The Women's Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.

2015-02-06T17:04:31+00:00

"With gentle reminders, pointers, and encouragement she was able to get even the culprits of the messiest desks back on track!"

Elizabeth Nelson, Staff Engineer- Strategic Innovation Group, BD Medical-Medical Surgical Systems, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

2015-02-06T15:53:14+00:00

"I walked away feeling so excited about implementing some new ideas to my business."

Carla Shipman, Director of Development, NAPO Greater Philadelphia Chapter

2015-03-18T21:07:54+00:00

"Thanks Deb for getting us on the right track!"

Carole H. Gehrig, NYSUT Retiree Services Consultant, Syracuse Regional Office

2015-02-06T17:05:14+00:00

"Wish I had contacted The DeClutter Coach sooner!"

RG, Mohawk, NY

2015-03-18T21:24:18+00:00

"If you are looking for someone to motivate you, Deb is the one!"

M.K. Sauquoit, NY

2015-02-06T15:58:40+00:00

"We have been continuing to work on decluttering based on your advice, and the great headstart you gave us!"

Shari Lyn Murphy, Ilion, NY

2015-03-18T20:59:08+00:00

"Thank you for giving me the boost I needed to start going in the right direction!"

Linda Mierek

2015-02-06T16:07:28+00:00

"What are you waiting for.... get started today!"

Cathy Newell, President Mohawk, Ltd. Chadwicks, NY

2015-02-06T16:43:34+00:00

"I enjoyed your very enthusiastic and inspiring presentation."

Monisha Parikh, Senior Clinical Project Leader / Medical Affairs, BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems, Franklin Lakes, NJ

2015-02-06T16:20:40+00:00

"Results were noticeable after just one session."

K.J.A. Utica, NY

2015-02-03T14:24:03+00:00

"She has transformed our house from a cluttered mess to an organized home that we can enjoy.
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Jackie Noviasky, Sauquoit, NY

2015-03-18T21:26:19+00:00

"I would highly recommend Deb for any speaking engagement."

Tracy Higginbotham, President, Women TIES

2015-03-18T21:03:14+00:00

"She kept them entertained while helping them think of their clutter in more manageable terms."

Meghan Milligan, Patron Services, Kirkland Town Library, New Hartford, NY

2015-03-18T20:56:11+00:00

"A breath of fresh air!"

Sistina Giordano, Co-Host Bridge Street

2015-02-09T12:36:22+00:00

"love your energy!"

Shana C. Neal, WW Director, Human Resources, BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems, Franklin Lakes, NJ

2015-02-06T16:19:44+00:00

"You are helping to make me a better woman, wife, mom & entrepreneur."

Linda E. Fake, Principal Designer/Owner, Uniquely Yours

2015-03-18T20:31:54+00:00

"THANK YOU to Deb for raising our awareness regarding the importance such results have on business productivity and personal peace!"

Anita A. Vitullo, President, Staffworks Corporate Office, New Hartford, NY

2015-02-06T15:54:34+00:00

"My new motto is: Get rid of it! I hope I learned enough to DeClutter on my own, but I know that you are only a phone call away if I need you."

Cindy Dardano, New Hartford, NY

2015-03-18T21:32:23+00:00

"Truly, I would not be where I am in my life today without The Declutter Coach team."

Kim Landon, Clinton, NY

2015-02-02T17:37:35+00:00