Virtual Professional Organising
What is Virtual Professional Organising (VPO)?
Virtual Professional Organising is an alternative to having someone come to your home or office to assist with face to face, hands on organising. It is a Telehealth service conducted either online via Zoom or telephone.
It is ideal if you have decided that you are
- ready to make changes to becoming more organise
- willing to learn and to work through the areas that you feel stuck
- prepared to lift or move your belongings
- ready to make decisions about what you would like to keep, donate, discard, or sell
- ready to take action.
The work is strengths-based. We explore your understanding about the circumstances surrounding the clutter. You are encouraged to express your thoughts, emotions and feelings about items which may be challenging to do on your own. We will acknowledge the challenges and successes.
How does it work?
During the first appointment we discuss the area(s) that you would like to work on. Some examples include objects, data, projects, and time – both organising and productivity. We will agree on the time of the week that you would like to set aside for appointments. Each week we will work through a structured format. I will send notes at the end of the appointment. We can maintain contact between sessions.
Who can it be helpful for?
Virtual organising is valuable if you are experiencing mental, emotional, or physical clutter. This may be getting in the way of being as organised as you would like to be. You’re ready to make changes and want to have the support of a trained and experienced professional. Perhaps you may not feel confident, but the goal is important, and you’re ready and willing to start.
What do people say about their experience with virtual organising?
“Virtual organising sessions exceeded my expectations. During the process a lot of emotions came to the surface, what the memories were, what they meant now, if they are still appropriate in the present or going into the future. I felt sufficiently supported to be able to go through belongings that had been safely stored and had not been getting in the way but which needed to be sorted through.
In my experience there was initial recognition of the item, which brought back a flood of memories, and a feeling of delight. Just seeing and touching something could transport me back in time. I then formed a quick opinion that whatever I was looking at had to be kept. I believe that if I had someone with me, assisting me to sort through these possessions at that moment, then I would have felt pressured and would have felt unable to discard or dispose of anything.
What happened in nearly every case was that after a day or two, after setting the items aside and after I had thought about what I had been looking at, I could then return to the task and very quickly decide what should be disposed of what should be donated or given away, and what should be kept. I couldn’t do this in the first instance, but I could do so after stepping back and taking a day or two of reflection.”