Frequently Asked Questions
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We are a company of Professional Organizers and Productivity Specialists whose goals are to reduce stress and save time in people’s lives so they can do what they love.
We specialize in digital life services including organizing and creating systems for digital pictures, music e-files, digital documents, email, passwords, personal accounts, contacts, calendar, CRMs and more! Whether it be for your business or your own personal digital life. We also work inside homes organizing spaces including but not limited to, closets, offices, bedrooms, and living rooms.
We also include tips, techniques, and shopping for organizing products specific to your needs. We will always work with you as a team, at your pace and within your comfort zone.
We offer courses for those who want to take action but don’t necessarily want to purchase 1-1 organizing sessions.
We were founded in November 2012. Our founder, Alex Brzozowski, was a Paralegal prior to starting Be Organizing where she worked with two different law firms who were both paperless back in 2008 and 2009 which was unheard of. She was able to see and understand firsthand how beneficial it was to have systems in place to save time and therefore money. Alex even became the “go to” person when it came to keeping case files and documents in order.
Eventually, Alex decided that the law firm environment was no longer for her because she wanted to collaborate more with clients and co-workers, and build a business helping others. She knew she enjoyed and was good at creating systems and organizing information, documents and other things. She also knew that these processes are an important aspect of life in order to save time to do the things you love.
While researching business ideas online, Alex came across the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and saw that clients were hiring for that type of service, so decided to start the business, Be Organizing, LLC, organizing homes, businesses and digital life. She also joined the local NAPO-San Diego Chapter and has been on the board ever since. She is currently the Chapter President.
Since Alex has started the business, she has grown the Be Organizing Team including adding other organizing and productivity specialists.
In addition to providing direct home, digital and business organizing/productivity services we also have courses. A lot of times all these areas are all intertwined so we are able to integrate all our knowledge to help our clients. The majority of organizers only provide home organizing services and only a few provide business and/or digital services.
With digital organizing, not only will we help organize but we will teach/train and find the best program/solution that fits your needs. We keep the organizing process fun and try not to add more anxiety to what you are already feeling. We want to simplify and make life easier for you.
When you first contact us, you will speak to someone about what area(s) you are looking for help in and whether it is a digital, home, business or a combo organizing project.
We will then schedule a complimentary virtual Initial Organizing Assessment (typically about 30 minutes) with you so you can show us the areas, discuss your goals, challenges and come up with an action plan. We will suggest our most cost-effective pricing option for your project and assign a lead Organizer and Productivity Specialist that will be the best fit for you.
If you decide to move forward with scheduling an organizing session, we will email you a digital Service Agreement (with Credit Card Authorization) for your review and signature.
Then you will be e-introduced to the lead Organizer and Productivity Specialist so you will be able to contact them directly.
At your first organizing session, the lead Organizer and Productivity Specialist will either arrive at your home/business for physical organizing projects or meet with you virtually for digital organizing projects either on Zoom or TeamViewer which depends on your device.
Definitely! We will help you pick out bins, containers and other organizing products if we think they will be beneficial to your project. We will look online for products during your organizing session and show you what we recommend so you can decide if you like the way it looks and are comfortable with the price. You can then purchase any of the recommended products using your information. We do not purchase the products on your behalf.
You can read all about our digital life organizing services and what it is here.
No, we are not an IT company. It is natural to come across IT issues when we are working on your digital organizing projects since we know how things should work and when they are not working properly. If you do not have an IT contact, we can refer you to an IT company to resolve the issue for you. We are not liable for any IT issues that arise when we are organizing your digital life.
We only organize information and help set up processes for your information. We do not create, edit or delete IT software code or hardware.
Every project and every person we work with is different. A lot of it depends on how quickly you are to make decisions and how much you are involved. Therefore, the amount of time ranges greatly person to person and unfortunately, we do not know when your project will be completed (we wish we had a crystal ball!). Know that we will always work as efficiently as possible on your project but ultimately the amount of time varies.
Yes, we accept all credit/debit cards. We do not accept other forms of payment.
When we meet with you for the virtual Initial Assessment we will go over our pricing options with you and recommend which option would be most cost effective for you. You can check out our options here.
We have two different pricing options for our services. Either our Be Simple A La Carte sessions or our Be Clear Monthly Plans. The Be Clear Monthly Plans are more cost-effective. The Be Clear Monthly Plans are great if you want to make continuous progress or if you have a larger project but are on a budget. The pricing per session ranges $180-$397.
Yes. If you need to cancel a session, we require a minimum of 48-hour notice, or you will be charged for the amount of time that you scheduled. The card on file will be charged for any cancellations that don't conform to the cancellation policy.
There is a minimum 3-month commitment when you sign up for the Be Clear Monthly Plan that continues month-to-month after that period until you give a 30-day written notice.
Yes, the plan continues month-to-month after the initial 3-month period until you give a 30-day written notice that you would like to discontinue.
Yes and yes! We can tailor the monthly plans to fit your needs. The minimum commitment period would change if going on a quarterly plan.
Yes! After the 3-month minimum commitment, you can change your Be Clear Monthly Plan to a different set of hours each month or amount of sessions per month. For example, you can switch from a Be Clear 4 Hour Monthly Plan (2 sessions per month/4 hours each session) to either just one 4-hour session per month or go down to the Be Clear 3 Hour Monthly Plan. You must let us know in writing of the change you would like after the 3-month minimum commitment.
Every organizing project takes different amounts of time so unfortunately, we are unable to give you the exact time it takes. Although, depending on the project, we may be able to do a lot of the work without needing you at every session. We will never make a decision without you so will ask you to be present for when we need your input.
Please visit learning.beorganizing.com or click on the “Courses” option in the main menu.
Sure! Please call 858-480-1056 and ask for Alex. If she is unavailable please feel free to schedule a call with her with reception or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.