Are you wondering if hiring a professional organizer is right for you?
You know you need a professional organizer when:
1. You’re overwhelmed
If you’re so overwhelmed you don’t know where to start, an organizer can be a big help. Hiring an organizer to help figure out priorities and a plan can get you mobilized and out of paralysis.
2. Nothing works for long
If you’ve tried to organize your home before, but your solutions aren’t sticking.
Organizers have experience and knowledge about different organizing styles and systems and can assess your situation to find out where the mis-match is.
3. You’ve had a big life change
If you’ve recently moved, had a baby, or had a parent move in with you, you are going to need some changes in how you organize your home. Your previous habits might not work the way you’d like. A professional organizer can help you set up the right systems for your new situation.
4. You’re chronically disorganized
If you think you would benefit from regular support to stay on top of things, an organizer can help with non-judgemental guidance and a maintenance plan.
5. Lack of organization is negatively affecting your life
If your current state of disorganization is preventing you from meeting your goals, definitely consider hiring an organizer. A very common situation is avoiding company on account of a cluttered home. An organizer can help you arrange your place to more effortlessly meet your goals.
6. You need help letting go of things
You want a supportive, objective voice to guide you in editing your stuff. An organizer can help you define what is worth keeping and what things to send to their next home.
7. You got started but now you’re stuck
If you’ve started an organizing project but have found yourself running out of ideas, motivation, and direction, have a pro come help you get unstuck. One method doesn’t work for everyone, and that’s ok. An organizer can bring fresh eyes to the problem and help work out a new direction.
8. You’re clueless about how to organize
Maybe your family was disorganized growing up and you never learned how. Maybe you’re on your own for the first time and are realizing that you need help figuring out what methods will work for you. An organizer can teach you the skills you need to know.
9. You’re sure you could organize it yourself if you just knew what to do
An organizer can assess your particular issues and needs and provide you with a plan to carry out yourself. Some of the time, this is all that’s needed. You can always hire them later on if you decide you want more help.
These are some of the most common reasons people call in a pro for help. Most organizers offer some sort of discovery call or consultation for free, so if you’re not sure if hiring an organizer is right for you, call them up and ask for their thoughts on your situation. Every organizer is different, so you should be able to find one that’s right for you.