Is hiring a professional organizer worth it?

One of the biggest advantages of hiring a professional organizer is that you will have someone (who you pay) to hold you accountable and make clutter and organization a priority. It's easy to ignore clutter and not make it a priority when you're on your own to-do list. If you would like to schedule a free 15″ call with me and learn how I can help you get organized, fill out the form below. One of my first jobs as a professional organizer was helping a client go through around 12 boxes of schoolwork, art and memories of their children.

I learned that when it comes to sentimental elements, my job is much more about listening than anything else. Changing homes is overwhelming and, for some people, the help of a professional organizer can bring focus and clarity to many parts of the process. During a three-hour session, the organizer helped the couple get rid of things (three unused down duvets, as well as a bunch of old ribbons from state jazz bands from the 1980s, digitized before they arrived at the recycler). However, many experienced professionals obtain certification from the National Association of Productivity and Organization Professionals (NAPO) to establish their credentials and demonstrate their dedication to best practices.

I imagine that the various containers, jars, spice racks, drawer dividers, record players, elevators (my favorite find from the experiment) and labels to identify everything could be purchased less expensively by browsing the Internet and local stores, but if you choose to buy NEAT's distinctive line of organization products, the company assembles and delivers the exact organization products needed for the project, with the consistent look and feel of the brand. Implementing organizational principles is “where everything comes to life and your beautiful space emerges,” Hatcher says. Like most home service providers, professional organizers base their fees on experience, location, and type of service requested. From the A&E TV series and The Container Store to the small business owner, there's a little bit of everything in the professional organization industry.

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) now has 32 chapters with 4,000 members in 22 countries, compared to 16 members in 1985. You can usually expect to pay by the hour, although many professionals offer service packages for specific rooms and common situations such as moving, preparation. During this time, the organizer will go around your space, look for storage, ask about your lifestyle, and take some photos and measurements. He quietly says to your subconscious: “You are a messy person, which can make you feel ashamed, sad, or unable to organize in any way. Investing in a professional organizer can be a way of commitment for anyone who spends a lot of time thinking about doing things without actually doing them.

By hiring a NAPO member, an individual can expect a professional who meets industry standards and offers a fair and equitable home organizing experience. I am now starting a comprehensive home office upgrade with the California Closets organizer, complete with the elimination of uncomfortable and exposed shelves and the installation of a new, holistic system. To explore how the organizers work and who would benefit (or not) from their services, several Washington Consumers' Checkbook employees hired professional law enforcement fanatics to help them with their very different projects, which included a wreck of a family room, a space-challenged clothes closet and a mountain of mail. NAPO's professional organizers are committed to helping people bring order to their lives and are committed to implementing a Code of Ethics that maintains the professional integrity and confidentiality of the client.


Nicolás Sengbusch
Nicolás Sengbusch

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