Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to questions I am often asked about home, life and workplace organization

As a professional organizer I support the evaluation, decision-making, and action around objects, space, data, time, energy, and resources; helping you achieve desired outcomes regarding function, order, clarity, goals, effectiveness and priorities.

There is scientific evidence that clutter and mess cause anxiety. Home organization is a key factor in maintaining a healthy attitude. Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter wrote in an article for Psychology Today, “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workplaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.” Carter believes that clutter overwhelms us, causing excessive stimuli so our senses go into overdrive. She also states that clutter distracts us from other things we’d like to focus on, makes it harder to mentally and physically relax, signals our minds that our work is never done, can impede on productivity and creativity and makes it harder for us to find what we need and takes up space for doing other necessary things on our list.​

To answer one of the most frequently asked questions, a professional organizer can assist in the reduction of anxiety and stress. As written by Hanna Pumfrey for, “As one of the most common mental health issues in the world today, anxiety is being called “the plague of our generation. In today’s world, we live under the subconscious assumption that life is a process of attainment—that getting promotions, partners, and collecting items will make us happy and secure. I was stuck in this cycle, and all the “things” surrounding me seemed to trigger these anxious thoughts and uncomfortable feelings.” According to UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families, women in cluttered homes have a higher level of cortisol (the stress hormone). The good news is that stress and anxiety caused by clutter can be eliminated!​

For home organization, personal or business organization, all situations are evaluated and services provided are personalized specifically for your needs. Every solution is based solely on your needs and desires as my client. ​

Every home and workplace is unique. Basically there are two things that determine the time a project will take: the size of the project and, most importantly, how quickly you make decisions. Some clients simply need someone to help them get started, and then finish the jobs themselves. Others prefer to work with the Organizer from start to finish. Part of the process involves suggestions to help you learn new decision-making skills that will benefit you in the future. The amount of time it takes to establish practices that you will feel comfortable maintaining is different for everyone. It is a process that unfolds in time.

Home and business organization involves an initial investment, however, most everyone finds it more cost effective in the long run. Many clients have seen it to be more effective than buying organizational gadgets, making mistakes with future purchases, and wasting things that they forgot they had or didn’t work for them. Hiring an effective Professional Organizer/Productivity Consultant buys you order, control, increased efficiency and take-away methods that can be applied time and time again in the future.

I work with all of my clients respectfully and without judgement — I am here to help you! And confidentiality is essential to my business practice.

Yes, all sessions take place in your home or office here in Long Island New York.

Yes, I am available whenever it is most convenient for you.

Of course! But it is important to keep in mind that interruptions can slow down the decision making process and can add to the time of the project. A sitter for small children is recommended.

It is highly recommended that you are present for all organizing sessions for optimal results. During the sorting process, you must be there to make decisions. No items are removed or discarded without your consent. After organizing requirements have been clearly established with you, I may be able to work independently.

Yes. EZ Organizing LLC carries insurance coverage.

The primary focus of this code is to establish principles that define ethical behavior and best practices. Serving as an ethical guide, it is designed to assist members in constructing a professional course of action that best serves those using their services. And finally, the code provides the basis for processing ethical complaints and inquiries initiated against those who are subscribers of the ICD.

This is a set of principles that guide our professional conduct with our clients, colleagues, and community. Members of NAPO pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint, and conscience in their conduct in order to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of (remove NAPO) members and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of organizing.

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Working with Denise has been an absolute pleasure! She came in and suggested/Implemented systems that greatly increased our office efficiency.
NuWorld Lighting
I’d like to begin by stating that Denise went above and beyond what I ever expected. My mother, who can be a bit neurotic (and critical) loved her. I was very surprised. She constantly commented on Denise’s approach which she, too said was caring, compassionate and patient. Denise helped my mother feel motivated and energized to get through her mess. Denise’s gentle, results-oriented, positive approach exceeded my family’s expectations is an understatement. We strongly urge anyone to use her services. Wonderful person.
Keith C.
Kings Park
It is truly a pleasure to have Denise work with me. She accomplishes much more than to organize things; she works to organize my life, and for that I am most grateful.
I found Denise online after I was in a jam and didn't know what to do as far as organizing. Because space is limited in my apartment. Denise came in and made everything PERFECT. I still have everyting the way she made it. Making my life much more functionable, easy and less stressed. She is truly gifted and talented at what she does. I felt very comfortable with her in my home as we went through my personal things to organize. She comes fully prepared, works fast and is motivated. I HIGHLY recommend her services. She is one of a kind!
Kristine L.
North Babylon
If I could give Denise 10 stars I would. First of all I would like to say how mentally free I feel and the amount of clarity that has come from just one session with Denise. When I met Denise I felt an instant connection/she has a great energy about her. Denise is extremely hands on and gets in the trenches with you without only delegating. Denise was to the point and allowed me to make my own decisions. Denise went above and beyond. It is worth every penny because you are saving with peace of mind clarity and, hey, a few extra dollars found in hiding places you didn't know. I will be a long time customer of hers.
Milena R.
Dix Hills
I was so frustrated with my hall closet always ending up a mess every time I cleaned it. Since my whole family uses the closet, someone was always messing it up again. Denise Sawchuk was very insightful and easy to work with. She had ideas I never thought of before, and now I have a very organized and functional closet. And now it stays organized because of all the tips Denise gave me! I am so glad I found her!
Jannette L.
I could not have done the two projects without Denise's help! My closet has never been more organized!! My office is now set up in a way that makes me far more productive and effective in what I have to do!! Thank you Denise! I tell everyone about this wonderful experience!!
Dolores R.
Port Jefferson Station
I have known Denise Sawchuk for over 20 years and have worked closely with her in several capacities. Her attention to details and organizational skills enable Denise to achieve her goals as an excellent communicator with a great work ethic. She was consistently able to adapt to changing priorities, giving attention to every detail of the task at hand. Denise has proven herself time and again to be a dedicated, organized individual and is capable, confident and always has a can do attitude!
Steven Z.
engineering services director
I have known Denise Sawchuk for over 25 years. She has consistently displayed a very high attention to detail. All items in a project were meticulously planned out and reviewed with the customer. Once any adjustments were made, and the plans finalized, she drew up the final project documents. In a large project she insured there were milestones that allowed us to 'checkpoint' that we were on track. When acting in a support role, Denise often performed independent research and created documentation that could be used by the entire team. This was presented in a professional, concise format. In all our encounters, the conversations were sincere and trustworthy. Denise always maintained a positive, upbeat attitude. WE can get this done! Her planning, coordination and execution will insure that she will achieve the results you are looking for.
Michael W.
technical operations manager
It's always a pleasure to work on a project that runs well and ends on time. Meeting deadlines and budgets while delivering the requested solution is challenging but very rewarding. I have witnessed Denise Sawchuk perform flawlessly many times. Her logical and methodical approach to projects gets you to the finish line. She has excellent communication skills and her organizational skills are exceptional. Not only can she stay organized and focus on a project but she can assist others in being organized. Her planning and prioritization skills allow her to work on several projects simultaneously. Whenever we worked together I knew the project would be smooth and stress-free. Let Denise manage our next project. You won't be dissappointed.
Ro L.
Business Systems Manager
I have known Denise on both a personal & professional level for the past 35 years and she has always been a trustworthy, supportive, and dependable co-worker as well as friend. She approaches every given task, especially the most challenging, with enthusiasm, passion, and sheer dedication to a successful and timely completion. Denise’s common sense approach to business combines brilliantly with her outstanding organizational skills and creativity, and I’ve no doubt of her success in pursuing a passion that she is so naturally gifted for!
Linda B.
Lead Voice Analyst
Working with Denise was an amazing experience. She helped me clear out my extra bedroom which had become a hoarder's heaven. She respected the sentimental value of my treasures while also keeping me on track and making sure that I achieved my goal of converting the room back into a bedroom.
Laura C.
It has been a pleasure and pleasant experience knowing Denise Sawchuk. She is one of a kind. Denise has a beauty and aura that she brings to people in her life. It will bring her great fortunes. She is a wonderful person with a sweet heart.
Bero A.
technical operations specialist
A few years back I had the pleasure of working with Denise Sawchuk. At the time I was the elementary school PTA Co-President. We were unable to find someone to run our Fall Fun Festival and Denise was kind enough to step in and take the project on. Her duties included organizing the vendors, ordering materials and supplies for the day, setting up a haunted house, organizing volunteer time slots, ticket sales, coordinating events throughout the day and managing finances for the event. Denise was wonderful and handled this job without a glitch. I highly recommend Denise for her organizational skills and her good spirit.
Debbie S.
PTA President
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