Q: When did you decide to become a Professional Organizer?
I worked as a personal organizer in Los Angeles from 2004-2006. After moving to Philadelphia in 2011, I discovered that there is a professional organizing industry! Multiple layoffs during the bad economy (from 2008 and on) motivated me to become an entrepreneur. During my research to start a business, I googled phrases describing my organizing work with executives, and I found NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals). At that point, I discovered my calling. I became a Professional Organizer, quickly joining NAPO and NAPO-GPC (the Greater Philadelphia chapter of NAPO).
Q: What is your favorite part of working for All Right Moves™?
Most of the time I work one-on-one with clients. I don’t get to collaborate with other organizers on jobs very often. Being part of a team and learning smart tips and tricks from my colleagues is a wonderful perk of working with All Right Moves. Plus there’s always an upbeat vibe when we work on unpacking projects. It’s fun to work in our teams!
Q: Is there anything about yourself you would like share so that people can get to know you better?
I love what I do for a living because I get to see projects through from beginning to end. I feel good knowing that my clients always benefit from saving time, space, and money after they have a more organized life. This was not the case with some of my past jobs, where it could be negative, competitive, cut throat, and incredibly stressful.
Q: What types of clients do you work with?
My main niche is to work with busy professionals. Most of my clients already have pretty good organizing skills, but their schedules are so jam-packed that they need someone to help them manage their lives outside of work. When I step in, we de-clutter their homes and offices. I help them organize their finances and make sure they return expensive items by the due dates. We downsize and digitize paperwork so their lives are streamlined.
Q: What’s your best organizing tip for someone who is moving?
Prepare well ahead of time so you can feel at ease. After planning and managing my moves by myself way too many times, I also highly recommend hiring professionals. Let them do all the planning, figure out the logistics, packing and unpacking for you. Moving is such a stressful event in life, so why not delegate much of the work to a reliable company like All Right Moves?
How to work with Dan:
Dan Loya is a NAPO professional based out of New York City, NY. He has assisted in several successful All Right Moves™ relocation jobs in locations in and around the New York City area. Dan is a Professional Organizer and the Owner of Spaces Transformed. Those who have had Dan work on their relocation job already, can hire him for continued organizing services at a discounted rate by contacting All Right Moves™.