What comes to mind when you hear the term “professional organizer”?  For many, it produces thoughts of homes packed with years’ worth of paperwork and possibly even hoarding tendencies. Professional organizers help organize many areas of the home and some can even assist with extreme cases, like hoarding.  If you are too busy, too tired or just too lost to deal with your own clutter, then a professional organizer can help you. Regardless of the severity of your clutter.
You may think that creating organization is as simple as deciding what to keep, trash and donate and buying a few storage bins and filing cabinets. If only it were. Many reach out for the help of a professional in organizational skills, just as they would reach out to a hairdresser or mechanic. It’s something that is simply outside their area of expertise or comfort.

What does a professional organizer do?

A professional organizer can take the big picture of clutter and paperwork and break it down into manageable pieces. This helps to eliminate stress and anxiety. A professional can offer guidance on what items should be filed away and kept. She can also advise for how long these items should be kept. They can also offer solutions for your files and clutter that will help stay within your budget and organization needs. Aside from getting you organized, a professional organizer can help create a plan to keep you organized.

Who should you use a professional organizer?

If organization is not something that comes naturally to you, you could benefit from the help of a professional organizer. When people are short on time or energy, it’s often helpful for them to reach out for professional assistance. Perhaps you run a business, have children, a spouse, and even a dog, there is a lot to balance in life. It can easily begin to take over and become too much. Having a helping hand when it comes to organization, budget or bill paying can help alleviate stress and anxiety for those who are easily overwhelmed by the piles of “stuff” hanging over their heads.

Why do people ask for help?

We found that there are a few reasons that people ask for the help of a professional and people usually fit into one of the following categories:

  1. They don’t have time to do it on their own. An extra set of hands can make light of all the work to be done. Especially when there are too many things happening at once. With the help of a professional organizer, the work can be done in a fraction of the time.
  2. They don’t want to do it themselves. Sometimes we hire people to do the things we aren’t trained to do or simply don’t have the desire to do ourselves. It’s not necessary for you to be present or even a part of the “work” that must be done when you hire a professional organizer.
  3. They don’t know how to get organized on their own. Many people don’t know where to start or tend to get overwhelmed thinking of tackling this huge task before them. A professional organizer can help with where to start and create a plan to see the process through to completion.

If you find that you fall into one of the categories above and want to learn more about how a professional organizer works, I would love to talk. Contact me today to schedule a consultation.

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