We get to know you by phone so we can understand your needs, concerns, and project goals.
We make an appointment for you to meet Sonya in person at your home or office space. A $150 non-refundable consultation fee is due upon her arrival; this fee is credited to your first Seriatim invoice should you choose to proceed with our services. (Think of it as a downpayment!)
You'll love meeting Sonya. She's warm, friendly, and non-judgmental. She is also THE organizing guru. She'll look at your space, listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and maybe even take a few pictures (if that's OK). She loves hearing clients' stories and learning about their lives, so don't be shy! Also, there's no need to tidy up: Sonya has seen every kind of space imaginable, and she'll be able to give you a more accurate price estimate if you show her inside your closets, drawers, and nooks & crannies.
Sonya and her project coordinator will create an estimate presentation that is tailored to your specific needs. This estimate will include a price, plus tax, and a calendar of events. You will receive this document via e-mail, and we'll follow up with you by phone and/or e-mail. You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, clarify issues, and request alterations before Sonya and her team prepare a formal agreement that requires your signature. The Estimate Presentation is the tool we use to determine which Seriatim services fit your project goals at the price that is most comfortable for you.
The EA is a formal document that requires your signature as well as Sonya's. We share this document via Adobe EchoSign, which is a secure e-signature service. If you'd prefer not to use EchoSign, we're happy to receive your signed copy in the form of a PDF document or by fax.
After you sign the engagement agreement, you may begin working with your project manager ASAP. A Seriatim project coordinator will help you set everything up, but please remember that all Seriatim sessions must be a minimum of four hours.
You will receive a weekly invoice that is payable by Credit Card or Check.
Seriatim is not a moving company. But working directly with movers is a regular and necessary part of what we do. Whereas movers pack and lift boxes, Seriatim oversees this process, ensuring our clients' furniture and household goods are both packed safely and placed in their proper settings at the new location.
Yes, Seriatim has worked with several different national and local moving companies, and will work with the mover of your choice. We can also make recommendations if one has not been selected yet.
Seriatim is fully bonded and insured. We provide coverage against losses up to the point at which the movers begin to pack, and from the point at which we begin unpacking.
Yes, we customize our services to meet clients' needs, even when it means accomplishing just one task, such as organizing the kitchen or creating a storage inventory.
First, we would contact the insurance carrier and let them know about the upcoming move. Then, we would acquire photographs of the valuables and create a digital inventory. Lastly, we would hire a mover who specializes in art to wrap and crate the pieces, and transport them to their new location.
The team of professional organizers, led by decluttering guru Sonya Weisshappel, specializes in easing a variety of transitions, ranging from the birth of a child and an overseas move to the death of a loved one. Seriatim’s crew understands how difficult transitions and organization can be. They serve as a support system through the many stages of the process. Whether they are organizing a closet, building digital inventories, creating baby “zones” for new moms, assisting a widow, unpacking a 5 bedroom home, or coordinating a cross country or local move, they help people move forward in a positive direction. Seriatim’s organizers can tackle any project — big or small — with the expertise, sensitivity and professionalism necessary to get the job done.