$75 per hour
A phone consultation is required for all projects so I can advise of the approximate length of time required to complete the work.
Any storage/boxes/accessories purchased, will be charged to the client in addition to the hourly/daily rate. This will only be charged "if" the client requires it, and is only charged for what is used.
Travel charges dependent on location. Contact for details.
I take most types of payment.
I charge a non refundable $100 deposit or 20% (whichever is greater), with the balance charged 24 hours before services commence. Cash payments made on arrival on Day 1.
Payments by Visa/Mastercard/AMEX attract a 2.5% surcharge.
Zip Pay is also accepted.
Do I have to be in when you are there?
In most cases no. Sometimes I may need guidance in what you want to keep/dispose of, especially in de-cluttering wardrobes. If you arent able to be in, then its good to keep in communication whilst I work so I am able to send updates or ask questions. I have police checks for this reason.
Do you have insurance?
I am fully insured, and happy to provide policy details. Rest assured you are dealing with a professional business.
How will Covid-19 affect my booking?
I am happy to wear a mask and be temperature checked before entering your house- I will discuss this on the telephone with you. I will work in accordance to government regulations. Any bookings which have to be changed as a result of a change in regulation will have their deposits placed on hold until they can be rescheduled.
Can I use my own baskets, or can you source economical storage?
Yes and yes! I hate waste, so utilising what you have is great. If you dont have storage, or want a matching pantry or linen cupboard, then I can suggest items from Ikea, Kmart, Bunnings, Reject Shop that will fit spaces perfectly. I can purchase them, or you can, the choice is yours.
What is your work experience?
I have worked a corporate job for many years, so Miss Efficiency is my name!
I have been writing and practicing organisation and lifestyle for the last 5 years. I have written articles on the matter, and even done a few podcasts. I am a mum of 2 kids, so I have organised my life and household, and feel I now have the right experience to continue my passion on home and life efficiency.
I am also a member of the IOPO (Insititute of Professional Organisers)
How long does it take?
I will advise once we have a conversation and before you commit to any payment. As you can imagine, one persons pantry can be a different size to another persons. This is why a consultation is key.
Do you charge a deposit and what payments do you accept?
I charge $100 or 20% (whichever is greater) which is non refundable. The deposit will be taken off the full amount, which is charged on the first day of work.
I accept payments by card, bank transfer or cash. Card payments have a 2.5% surcharge.
I'm drowning in mess and clutter, help!
I dont care how messy or disorganised your home is. I will manage all tasks large or small
I'm embarrassed to have you call over
Don't be. This is what I do everyday. I've seen the worst believe me, and I turned it into a haven.
I'm drowning in debt, can you help me?
I am not a financial advisor, and cannot offer financial advice. I can only offer my experiences and suggest ideas. For specific financial advise, contact a financial advisor. See my disclaimer under my budgeting page.
We would like a face to face consultation. Do you charge?
Depending on the project requested, I usually will not charge, as long as it's within reason.
Do you have police checks?
Yes I do. I can provide details when requested.
Do you work evenings/weekends?
I work around you. If weekends or evenings are the only suitable time, then I make it work.
I have an elderly relative that needs help in the home to sort through things, can you help?
Of course. I am extremely considerate and I'm very empathetic in all situations. I also understand people like a chat, and that's OK too.
Can you help organise business premises?
Yes. I can declutter areas, or change areas to be more efficient for your business. Contact me and I will visit your premises to discuss further.
Do you have a team that can pack my house?
I can provide a team of helpers providing enough time is provided. All team members will carry identification.
Do you offer gift vouchers?
Yes. I will design a gift voucher to suit each individual. I can offer a value, or offer a service.
After a Zoom meeting with Maria, I started implementing her style of meal planning and have saved my family hundreds in just the first month. The planners are so easy to use, and I now have no more waste and find it much easier to plan and cook meals now I am back to work.