A professional organizer may not be for everyone; but here are some clues that one may be exactly what you need.Why you should

Personal Impact

If you feel that disorganization is affecting your day-to-day living, relationships, stress levels and/or sleep patterns and often feel overwhelmed by the state of your surroundings.

If you want to start an organizing project but do not feel motivated or you can’t find the energy to see a project you did start to the finish line, which ends up making you feel like a failure and powerless.

If you frequently make poor choices for yourself and potentially your family based on lack of proper preparation; including food choices and carving out time for exercise and other activities that reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.

Financial Impact

If you frequently miss payment due dates and incur late payment penalties because you do not have a system for managing mail or a bill payment schedule that works for you.

If you repeatedly buy food that you already own; only to end up throwing out the original purchases that have expired / gone bad because you can’t quickly and easily inventory what you need vs. what you already have.

If you do not organize house supplies such as cleaning products and toiletries, in a consistent manner, which leads to purchases of items you already have. This excess creates overstuffed closets and cabinets which make it even more difficult to find what you need.

Time & Productivity

If managing your family’s schedule causes a lot of stress. If you have missed appointments and frequently waste time trying to find old emails or papers sent from school, coaches, etc., with important information.

If you find yourself making numerous trips to the same store throughout the week because you have forgotten to purchase all the things you need.

If you spend more time than you would like to admit looking for your keys, cell phone, wallet, the lovey your child cannot sleep without, your son’s lucky baseball glove, the dry cleaning slip….and so on.

Let’s be honest, we’ve all had some of these experiences at various points in our lives, but if you are feeling some combination of these on a persistent or recurring basis, then a professional organizer could be your solution.

You probably wonder if it is really worth paying someone to help you organize. Here are a few reasons I would say, absolutely:

~ you’ll ‘hear’ me say this a lot……..disorganization can have a significant impact on your health: emotional, physical and mental; getting organized can bring a level of peace and calm to your life that decreases stress, energizes and motivates you and gives you a feeling of empowerment.

~ a professional organizer will develop customized solutions and processes based on the way you think and how your household operates; a professional understands that the only way to make any change stick is to personalize it because a ‘one-size fits all’ solution does not exist, at least not for the long haul.

~ a professional will bring new perspective, new ideas, help you get started and stay accountable to see the project through completion; in fact, most clients feel so much motivation at the end of a project, they immediately want to tackle another.

Ultimately, you have to decide if a professional organizer is right for you but if you feel like you over purchase because you don’t have a good inventory system or that you spend too much time trying to find things or information or your surroundings cause you stress rather than peace, then a professional, like me, can help!

Imagine knowing exactly where to find things without racking your brain or checking three different locations first.  Imagine sitting down in your family room or bedroom and feeling immediately more relaxed.  Imagine the money you would save because you are not buying things you already have.

Like me, most professional organizers will charge by the hour; some offer package deals for larger projects at a discounted rate. Clearly as a professional organizer, I am completely biased, but when you consider the time, energy, money and stress becoming more organized will save you, it’s truly a great investment.

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