Frequently Asked Questions
Who, What, Why and How
Who do I support?
I help those whose old organization tactics no longer work and are situationally disorganized, or whose life or work has shifted gears in space, time or situation and they just don’t have the bandwidth to keep up. Or those who may not be confident in their skills to deal with their belongings and systems. I have the experience and capacity to assist with executing a wide spectrum of outcomes and events.
Where do we work?
I come to you! We can work wherever your biggest challenge lies: in your kitchen, garage, home-office, closet, RV, basement, storage unit, warehouse, vacation home, event space, in the field, office or shop.
Why do I organize?
The short answer is: it comes naturally to me and brings me joy. And I have a lifetime of experience creating systems, processes, procedures for things, space, time and people. The long answer is: I’ve been there, and I know what happens when inanimate objects, complicated events and inefficient space takes over a life (or lives) that should be enjoyed. People can be tethered by those trappings and it becomes difficult to move forward. My goal is to share the freedom an organized, simplified life offers—how it can be a conduit for new beginnings. And, because life has so many endings, twists and turns, it’s natural to start again. Or different. Or new. When life dips and curves, you must adjust. Finally, methods of repurposing, recycling and resale are on the rise. Sustainability is key to the future of humanity. I aim to assist in letting go of “stuff” in morally sound economic and ecologic ways, so that our future generations are free of the burdens only money can buy.
How do I help?
I don’t just organize you—I help you organize yourself. I offer a professional service based on a person’s values, learning style, and unique way of operating—a journey that takes time and individual attention. I believe everyone can be organized and balanced in both their internal and external environments. We declutter, downsize, minimize, simplify and seek resources until you are free, from both the physical and psychological tolls life transitions can take. As we work together, you learn tips, tricks and skills to maintain your own life and work balance. Transference is most important since it’s YOUR goals we’re setting, YOUR values we incorporate and YOUR life we’re liberating.
What do you get?
Whenever you’re ready to live a more fulfilled life. This means you must be prepared! When it’s your time to focus on independence and mobility, mental and physical freedom, ask for help.
Who is Natalie?
I’ve been organizing homes, offices, businesses, schedules, moves, events and publications for over 25 years… and love sharing my gifts to help my fellow humans. My history is one of any typical American family. It’s also a story about how life’s challenges and changes can be the catalyst to disorganization, clutter and, in severe cases, total disorder. Perhaps you will see some similarities in your life and the lives of those you care about. I knew firsthand from the age of five what the aftermath of life-altering transitions such as a death in the family, divorce, grief, financial loss and mental illness can do to a household. Compound these challenges with life events, such as continued education, attempts to start a business, moving, and unexpected additions to the family. Now add conditions of excessive collecting, retail therapy, health and mental issues. Then sprinkle in the daily tasks of living, maintaining a household, hobbies and activities, and what have you got? A recipe for chaos. All these things and more happened within three generations of my family. As I grew up, my natural instinct was to find order, structure and systems that made sense. I spent most of my time tidying the things around me I could immediately control. These responsibilities became broader and wider, until I was managing everything I was directly responsible for my home, calendar of activities, and assets. Now, I run my own in-person organizing and moving business (Soulganizing) in Reno, Nevada, where I’ve lived off and on since 2010. Building Soulganizing was a labor of love, and I truly enjoy offering one-on-one services. But my calling demands I do more–for those who are not in my area, and who need help across the country. It’s my pleasure to serve others, and to feel I’m helping with global efforts while doing this work. Playing a small role to change the world by helping folks declutter, organize and move, is my purpose and joy.
Health and Legal
Do you help people who are disabled or have limited mobility?
I will do everything I can to help you and your loved ones. One of the reasons I started doing this is to help those who need an able body and a sharp mind.
What photos will be taken, and how will they be used?
The photographs I take are for my website and other promotional material. I will do so at your discretion, and will not reveal your personal or private information or likeness. Although it is part of my Terms of Agreement to allow photography; if there's a part of your home you'd rather keep private, I honor your request.
Do you wear a mask or protective equipment?
I am fully vaccinated, so am no longer required to wear a mask. However; if it makes you feel more comfortable, I will wear a mask during our consultation and sessions, upon your request. We'll also wash our hands during and after the sessions.
What if something comes up or I need to cancel?
I value your time and mine, and give you my undivided attention while we work together. I will always let you know if I have to reschedule, well ahead of time. Also, I won't take calls or interrupt our sessions unless it's an emergency. I ask that you offer the same considerations. Not doing so may result in a loss of sessions or Packages purchased.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes! SOULganizing is registered, licensed and insured under Minor Industries, LLC.
What are your terms and conditions?
After our initial consultation, we'll decide whether or not we'll move forward working together. When we do, I'll send you a complete list of my Terms and my Promise and Dedication in a Welcome Packet.