Frequently
asked questions

What areas of the home do you work on?

The Whole House! Top to bottom - even the garage! We help you with whatever areas are not bringing you joy! 

      - Kitchen - Pantry - Linen Closet - Bedrooms - Play Room - Garage - Mudroom - Basement Storage - Clothing/Closets -

        Junk Drawers - Office - Paper Management/Filing  

      - Pre-move purging - Packing - Post-move unpack & organize

How soon can you come? 

When you submit the contact form, you can expect to hear from me within 1 business day. Then we will make plans to meet up for your free 30 min consultation as soon as possible! This consultation can take place virtually, if needed. 

What are your rates?

Optimistic Organizing charges by the hour based on how many organizers are needed for a job. At your consultation, we will discuss package options to be able to make your project come together in the time frame you desire as well as within your budget. Organizing packages start at $135 and are always tailored to each individual client's needs. 

How long will it take?

Every client and every project is different! Because of this, I am not able to provide exact quotes to the minute.

The time it will take for your project depends on how many items you have, the size of the space, and how quickly decisions are made about possessions.

One thing I can guarantee, is that when I arrive at your home, I value YOUR TIME and YOUR INVESTMENT and I work as quickly as possible for you! 

*VERY* general estimate - a few small closets/spaces in one session, one - three sessions for a large room, kitchen, or master closet. A much more personalized estimate is provided at your consultation

Do you help with items I no longer want?

Yes! At the end of each session, as a complimentary service, I take items for donation and provide you with a donation slip for tax purposes. In addition, I provide clients with options and help to walk them through how to sell or consign items if desired. You will NOT be left alone in this process. 

Do I need to be home while you organize?

Yes and No. Organization is all about evaluating possessions and finding the joy in your space. That's the part of the job that I can't do without you. But with that said, there is a lot that can be done without you present, so it is 100% ok for you to continue with your day and just pop in and out to evaluate items as we work.

What should I do to prepare for your services?

Before your session, the best thing you can do to prepare is RELAX! Truly! This process isn't going to hurt and I will be with you every step of the way. I will bring what is needed to organize! 

Do you sell gift certificates?

You bet! I love the idea of gifting a loved one a service that will decrease their stress and increase the JOY in their life. It is very important that the person receiving the gift is open to this type of service because it is much less helpful and effective if their heart isn't in it. Feel free to email me and personalized gift certificates will be sent to you within 48 hours.

Have Additional Questions?

No problem, happy to answer them all! 

Ready to Get Started?!

Me Too! Let's not wait another moment!

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 Service Areas

  • Lynchburg

  • Forest

  • Boonsboro   

  • Madison Heights

  • Rustburg     

  • Concord

  • Amherst

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Lauren was a fantastic asset to my basement organization project! She allowed me the space to process but encouraged me to keep moving forward with great ideas! I plan on hiring her again in the future!

- Lauren 

Forest, VA

I can’t say enough about Lauren’s organizing skills! The pantry looks great, it’s easy to find things, & it makes sense. Lauren was a pleasure to work with, keeping in touch throughout the whole process & making sure she understood what we wanted from the space. Would definitely recommend!

- Jessica

Lynchburg, VA

Lauren did an awesome job organizing our basement! She is dependable and gets things done so much quicker than I could and just has a wonderful eye for organizing! Our basement was a wreck and after she got through, it looks great and I know where everything is.

I highly recommend her and will be using her again for other rooms.

- Joy

Forest, VA

Outstanding work. Lauren was efficient, she made our kitchen beautiful ––and delightful to work with.

I am going to hire her to help organize the rest of our home.

- Whitney

Lexington, VA