The Ultimate Professional Organizing Guide – Part II

We are continuing with the series on Professional Organizing, of our “Ultimate Professional Organizing Guide“.

Last week we talked about why so many people are hiring professional organizers. Today, let’s check what a professional organizer can offer you.

What does a professional organizer do? The ultimate guide in professional organizing.

What Does a Professional Organizer Do?

Professional organizers are incredibly diverse, both in their professional and personal backgrounds and in what they can offer you. Some organizers work exclusively with a particular group of clients, like the elderly or those with hoarding disorder. Others specialize in specific areas of organizing like paper management, home office organization or downsizing.

While the list of what a professional organizer can do for you is quite long, here are a few common services professional organizers offer:

Hands-on organizing

One organizer or an entire organizing team will come to your home (or office), work with you to organize the space ant then advise you on the best organizing tools and tactics for your specific challenges. The time investment can be anywhere from a few hours to many weeks, depending on the size of the space, the amount of clutter and your ability to make decisions.

Home maintenance

No, they’re not quite handymen. However, organizers can help create better organizing systems for relatively organized homes. Home maintenance could include an annual clean out of your kitchen pantry or help with redesigning your home’s garage and storage areas. Organizers can communicate your needs with the rest of your household to streamline communication and reduce friction.

Time management

Time is a finite resource — we only get so much and then it’s gone. Time management requires prioritization, which can be extremely challenging to do alone. When you’re stressed and overwhelmed, everything seems important. An organizer can help you and your family evaluate which activities should be prioritized and what can be eliminated.

Moving, relocating and downsizing

Anyone who’s moved knows how difficult a task it is. It’s incredibly time-consuming and stressful, especially if you’re moving an entire family. Some professional organizers specialize in moves and relocations. They’ll help you manage everything from interviewing moving companies to packing, unpacking and organizing all your household belongings.

What Professional Organizers Don’t Do

There are many things a professional organizer won’t do and the reasons vary from personal to safety to how much insurance one carries. Always check what your professional organizer can do for you or with you.

  1. Professional organizers are not household cleaners. Though they may offer hands-on organizing, their job is to organize your clutter, not clean your home.
  2. Professional organizers will not force their services on someone who doesn’t want help. Many times a family member of someone struggling with clutter will call a professional organizer for the other person. If someone’s not ready for help, or simply doesn’t want it, an organizer won’t be able to contribute.

If you have a specific question or want to inquire about a particular service, just ask.

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  1. Need someone to organize my files and bill paying systems.

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