Absolutely NOT! It is my job to help you through the emotions attached to your belongings and remind you of the goals we've set ahead of time (which may include reducing) but all decisions are made by the client.
This is a no-judgment zone. It is imperative that I see your space as-is in order to understand how you are currently using it. From there, I can help to address the pain-points you are having that prevent you from becoming organized. This is equal to cleaning house the day before the maid comes over. Don't do that.
Not just yet! We need to understand how much you have and the space it is meant to go into first. Once the space is organized, 'containerizing' is the reward for getting it that way.
Most times I use organization products you have already purchased but not used.
There are many reasons why you would hire an organizer. To save time and energy spent unpacking or decluttering, so you can concentrate on other things - like family, or your own business. Perhaps you fell behind on paperwork because you were ill or caring for someone else. An organizer would help you get caught up so you can enjoy friends rather than continuing to file.
I have several levels of service available. I can create a DIY plan for you, work one-on-one together with you, or we can develop a plan that I then work on my own. It is entirely up to you.
Keep in mind that organization also saves time and energy/effort. The hidden costs of repeatedly looking for or replacing lost items can add up over time in the form of late fees, unnecessary buying, spoilage, frustration, missed appointments, running late for everything, etc.