Shore Thing Organizing Service Agreement
Thank you for choosing Shore Thing Organizing as a partner to help you simplify your space and regain tranquility. Before we begin work together, it is important to review the following terms, as it is helpful when both parties are clear on expectations. As a Professional Organizing business, we value you and your growth in the process. Your confidentiality and trust are of the upmost importance. Listed below are our terms of service that define our process and service. A copy of the agreement will also be presented before our first organizing session is initiated.
Payment is due before services begin. Payment forms accepted are check, cash, PayPal, or Venmo. All checks shall be made to Emily Morris. It is also agreed that the purchase of any sorters, drawers, baskets or organizers of any kind, be they decorative or functional, are the responsibility of the Client. Should the Organizer make purchases of this kind, the expense will be reimbursed by the Client, and the hourly rate will be paid for time the Organizer spends shopping.
2. Process Ownership
Regarding the purging, sorting, and organizing of items, the Client maintains process ownership. Organizer recognizes items as the sole property of the Client, and though efforts will be made to help purge when needed, it is hereby stated that the final decision on such matters belongs to the Client.
3. Donation Removal Service
As an additional service by the Organizer, at the Client’s request, transportation of items for disposal to the appropriate location is available. Organizer may dispose of said items at Organizer’s sole discretion (e.g. donation, recycling, shredding or trash). Client may elect to dispose of items personally as well.
4. Travel Time
Sixty (60) minutes of round-trip travel time is complimentary (from Emerald Isle, North Carolina). Any additional travel time is billed at our standard hourly rate. Travel time between work sites is billed at our standard hourly rate unless otherwise noted in this contract.
For each room/space organized, Organizer will take both “before” and “after” photos. These photos may be used in the Organizer’s publications, including but not limited to the website and pamphlets. Client agrees that photos may also be used for Organizer’s publications/website, provided that Client’s name is not linked to the photos in any way.
6. Missed Appointments
Missed appointments in which Client does not call Organizer 24 hours before scheduled start time are subject to a $50 fee. This only applies to hourly sessions, not organizer packages. For an organizer package that is pre-paid, you are allowed 2 cancellations before a $25 dollar charge will be applied to the account.
Project outcomes depend on Client willingness to purge and donate when needed, and to properly organize and maintain items. Long-term maintenance of organization hinges on Client’s commitment to maintaining the order, and quantity of items in the space.
Client recognizes that entering into this contract with Organizer means that Organizer may be in contact with personal items and information. Organizer agrees not to divulge any of this information and to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and respect for the Client’s possessions and home.
9. Term and Termination
This Agreement shall be effective on the date hereof and shall continue until the completion date unless terminated sooner. If the Client terminates this agreement for any reason before the scheduled completion date, the Client will reimburse the Organizer for all outstanding fees and out-of-pocket expenses. A package cannot exceed 8 months, unless discussed prior to the contract signing.
10. Relationship of the Parties
The Parties acknowledge and agree that the Services performed by the Organizer, its employees, sub-contractors, or agents shall be as an independent contractor and that nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to constitute a partnership, joint venture, or otherwise between parties.
Both Parties acknowledge and agree that Services purchased by the Client are non-refundable. If in the event a cancellation is needed, arrangements will be made by both parties to reschedule the session(s) at a later date. Rescheduled sessions must not exceed 8 months from project start date.