When you hear "professional organizer," your favorite reality TV shows about pack rats and hoarders may pop to mind. Professional organizers definitely help those people, but there's much more to the profession than that. Organizers can help those of us too busy, too tired, or too stressed to deal with our clutter ourselves. Here's what Professional Organizers really do, and how Organizers may be able to help you.
What Organizers do
Professional Organizers offer a wide variety of services, from reorganizing and creating a functional closet or other room, to unpacking and organizing a home after a recent move. Professional Organizers also educate clients to help them understand why a space is organized the way it is, and how to maintain that organization for a long time.
For homeowners, a Professional Organizer might declutter, plan and reorganize the space of a room or entire home, provide personal shopping services, improve paper management, or coach in time-management, or goal-setting.
Many organizers have areas of specialization which give them a unique approach to organizing. We, for example, have a few areas of specialization:
We strive towards living a minimalist lifestyle, and as such focus a lot on helping you determine exactly how much you own, identify how those items improve or hinder your daily routines, and understand why owning fewer things can actually help you have more of what you do want, and less of what you don't. America has a rather extreme culture of consumption, and our goal is to help you balance the number of items you own with the amount of space you have to use them in. Learning and implementing these skills is paramount in creating a well-functioning, organized home. No amount of extra storage space can replicate the outcome our organizational systems are designed to create.
As part of our minimalist lifestyle, we are always finding new ways to be more efficient, save money, and create new experiences. This often translates into savings, more free time at home, less stress, and new opportunities to enjoy life outside of the house.
Carol is an Internationally Certified Image Consultant and she can, therefore, offer the kind of advice that can help you land a job, get a promotion, find someone to love, or just feel good about yourself. It might be as simple as recommending wearing different colors or new styles, or it could be more in-depth such as going through your closet to toss out clothing that isn't working, shop for a new wardrobe and put together incredible outfits. She can also advise a change of hairstyle, makeup, or grooming.
Things we don't do
It's easy to blur the lines between organization and something else, like general contract work or interior design, but as stated above, there are clear differences. While we are experts in our area, we do not cross into other areas, and that's why it's important for you to understand what we don't do.
We do not provide services such as construction, installation, general contract labor, electrician's work, interior design, graphic design, junk removal, painting, waste disposal, cleaning services, sales of unwanted or extra items, etc.
While we do not perform the jobs listed above, these requests are made very frequently and we can help you research to identify the right professionals for other needs. Such professionals as closet companies, movers, art appraisers, garage companies, painters, auction houses, interior designers, realtors, organizing products and stores, junk removal companies, shredding companies, consignment stores, photo & paper scanning companies, contractors, etc.