Why would you hire a professional organizer???
Well, that is what I am going to do a deep dive into for you today. I have not one but seven reasons why anyone, no matter what their level of organizing skill, can benefit from hiring a professional organizer. I mean, I AM a professional organizer and I’ve asked my husband more than once to hire me an organizer as a gift.
So here it is in a nutshell…
But let’s say you need a bit more of an explanation. Well here you go.
7 REASONS TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER
First, we have a fresh set of eyes for the clutter in your home. Have you ever noticed that something might sit in your living room or your bedroom or your kitchen for months or years? you just kind of forget that it’s there? It just becomes part of the background.
As an organizer knowing what your goals are and what that space is supposed to look like in your mind, we’re able to point out those things that you have been overlooking.
Next, a professional organizer is not going to be your “yes” person. You could totally bring in a friend or a family member to help you go through your closet. But will those people ask the truly hard questions? Or encourage you to make decisions that are going to help you get towards your goal of decluttering?
That is what I’m going to do.
We aren’t really there to be your friend and tread lightly on your feelings. Although that doesn’t mean that we’re going to be unkind. It just means that we are going to ask the questions. Or show you some tough love when you want to keep the creepy clown doll that you’ve had hanging around since childhood but is buried in a box in the basement.
Another reason you might want to consider working with a professional organizer is our suggestions seem much less like a personal attack. If I say to you, “you know, you’re not really using these ten years worth of utility statements that you have filed away in this box in the corner of your office. Do you think maybe we could take it to the shred day this weekend?” it seems like an expert opinion guiding you to make positive decisions on the clutter in your home.
If your husband or your mom or your friend says “hey, do you think you could get rid of all of this paper in your office?” it may feel like a personal attack on your cleaning skills or paper management skills. Even if their suggestion is well-meaning. For some reason, the same suggestion from a friend or family member can feel like a personal attack versus the expert opinion of an organizer.
And speaking of experts professional organizers are space planning, clutter clearing, time management, productivity experts. It’s what we do. In this day and age, we hire all kinds of people that are considered experts in their field to help us do things the right way people.
Like personal trainers for the gym. Or financial planners for our money. We eat dinner at restaurants with food prepared by chefs. We hire contractors for home repairs. All of these people are experts in their field. And that is what an organizer is for your clutter. We are experts to help you figure out what to purge, what to keep and what to do with the stuff that remains
And we’re not only experts…We also provide accountability for you on your path to clear the clutter. Have you heard of those people who spend time cleaning up before the cleaning lady comes? Or do you find that you personally work better if you have a deadline? Are you much more likely to stick to a plan because you’re paying for it? Professional organizers provide this accountability for you so that you can stay on track towards your goals.
And not only do we help you reach those goals, but we help you do it in a really efficient manner because, and this might sound kind of harsh, but your stuff doesn’t mean that much to us. But let me explain why that’s a good thing.
Let’s say that you sit down to go through piles of paper in your office. And in these piles, there are things like birthday cards from your daughter’s birthday party. Or handwritten notes from your spouse. Or magazines that you haven’t read yet. All of these things can slow down the process of organizing your office.
I see it as different pieces of paper that go into different categories. I’ll bust through these papers, sort them into piles for you to make decisions about later because none of this stuff is personal to me. So then I can help guide you through the things that are slowing you down in the process. I can help you to efficiently make decisions so that we can get your office back in order.
And finally, hiring an organizer isn’t just hiring the organizer. It’s hiring the years of research and resources that they have collected along the way. They know where to find the best products. They know how to get rid of or recycle the things that you are trying to clear from your home. And they have a network of resources like counselors and handy people that can help you with any projects that you have around the home.
There are tons of resources out there to find a professional organizer in your area. Some of my favorites include the Simply B Organized partner program and the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. You can also use social media to search for organizers in your area and check out some of the projects they have done. In most cases they are going to Come out to your house for a free or low-cost consultation to help see what your goals are and what the scope of your project might be.
Apple Pie Champagne
- 1 oz Apple Pie Schnapps
- 1 oz Triple Sec
- Champagne (sweet is better than dry)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sugar
- sprinkle cinnamon optional garnish
- Pour cinnamon & sugar into a shallow dish. Lightly rim a champagne glass with champagne or schnapps to help cinnamon & sugar stick. Dip the rim of the champagne glass into the sugar. Set aside.
- Pour the apple pie schnapps and triple sec into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake
vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into the prepared champagne glass.
- Fill the glass with champagne. Add a pinch of cinnamon and enjoy!!
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