Most of us don't think twice about spending time and money on experts who can help us with life's challenges, large and small. Whether it's the real estate agent, the orthodontist, the hairdresser, the doctor, the attorney, the piano teacher or some other professional, their expertise makes your life easier.

Most organizers will ask you many of the questions outlined in Getting Started. Having your answers on hand when you make the initial call will help you convey the scope of the project, the kind of space you'll be working with, any timeline that might be involved (are you moving? is there a baby on the way?) and the budget you have in mind.

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