26 Jun When To Hire A Professional Organizer
Change is hard, even when it’s a good change. Frequently life changes have a ripple effect that require smaller changes to occur within our lives. A new job could mean a new home, either bigger or in a new location. While most people anxiously await retirement this could mean a need to downsize, either for financial reasons or to make life simpler. New babies are a joyous occasion but generally require more room and loss of an elderly relative often means an influx of personal belongings. When life throws you a curve ball, it’s times like these when you must step back and decide when to hire a professional organizer.
All of these changes require consolidation and organization.
Unfortunately, time waits for no one. Life doesn’t wait for things to calm down before adding to your to do list. This is when a professional organizer can make a difference.
When hiring professional organizers, it’s important to express your needs as clearly as you can. Their job is to listen — without judgment — and hatch a plan to get your organizational situation on track. Remember that organizers are different from housecleaners — people who come into your home, tidy things up and leave. Instead, professional organizers offer visits and consultations to help you solve the immediate concerns and develop long-term strategies for moving forward. Most professional organizers prefer in-home (or in-office) consultations, although virtual visits may be an option if you live in a remote area.
A good sign that you should seriously consider hiring a professional is if you feel overwhelmed or panicked when thinking about a task you need to tackle. Habitual procrastination is another red flag. The cost of a professional organizer can often be outweighed by the amount of time they will save you. While not all budgets can afford a professional organizer you may realize that there are certain tasks that you have been avoiding, or don’t even know where to begin. You can start small with a couple of complex or anxiety ridden tasks.
Here are some great tips for choosing a professional organizer, including suggestions of questions to ask.
If you are looking for a professional organizer in the Atlanta area, check out our list of suggested professionals below!