Is your den a disaster? Is your closet so crammed that you can’t find pants and shoes that match? If you’re like many people, you have so much stuff that you can’t control it. So you just throw up your hands and let it accumulate. Well, it might be time to call in a professional organizer. These specialists can help clear out and clean up junky garages, stuffed closets, dirty dens and even your computer’s hard drive.
A lot of people ask me if it’s really worth hiring a professional organizer or if you’re better off doing it yourself.
Both are valuable options, but either way you should understand the specific steps and strategies to having a more organized home, making little changes gradually to simplify life at home.
Well at first glance having someone do things for you can certainly seem better than doing it yourself. And most people are confident that they can tackle their organization projects on their own. But when those projects get overwhelming and you stall out, it’s time to consider hiring a professional.
Professional organizers can work with you to decide what you want to keep, and to identify where unwanted items will go. They will, in many cases, facilitate the disposal, donation or sale of belongings a client wants to part with. They also work with clients to determine what the functions of their spaces should be, and to set up those spaces in ways that can be easily maintained.
But there are things to consider before you hire someone.
How do you know, once the service is complete, you are going to be satisfied or if you are even going to be able to maintain organization beyond a week, a month or a year from now?
Now here’s the thing.
If you really, really want to make changes to the way you live in your home, you need to start living your life a little differently.
You should be able to manage your “stuff” and understand what it really takes to start enjoying the benefits of home organization.
Learn what it takes to get organized from the inside-out and discover the basic and simple rules of home organization so you can enjoy more time, more space and a better, happier life at home.
Then, even if later down the road you decide to hire someone to help you, you will be more knowledgable, you will understand the process more and — combined with a few changes — you will be living in an organized home before you know it.