4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organiser
“What exactly can a professional organiser do for me?” I hear you ask. Well, allow me to explain. First, let’s clear up a few common misconceptions about organising with a professional.
#1 Professional organisers are just for people who are too lazy to organise themselves
I know and have worked with some very organised people who are certainly not lazy but have used the services of a professional organiser. Just as there are people who can help with an array of tasks like accounting, tutoring and cutting hair, there are people who can help you get organised. Sure, you can do it yourself but it all comes down to the value you think you will get from having someone to help you. Sometimes you just need a bit of help getting started or a little guidance on how to put effective systems in place to make your life easier.
#2 You’ll want to throw everything I own away
There will be some things that need to be thrown away (think out of date medicine and hundreds upon thousands of plastic bags) but I will never make you throw anything away that you really want to keep. My goal is to help create spaces that are full of things you either need or love. That tatty old t-shirt you live in and can’t seem to get rid of? If you love it – keep it! There is an art to this which you will learn very quickly.
#3 It will be super expensive and take weeks to complete
This one does really boil down to how quick you are at making decisions. The longer you spend wondering if you will ever listen to that old Boyzone CD again, the longer the whole process will take. However, with a little practice, even the most indecisive people may surprise themselves at how good they can become at decision making.
#4 I’ll need to buy loads of new fancy storage
For some people, a trip round IKEA for Pinterest-worthy matching storage in pretty colours may be number one on the agenda. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, I understand that this approach isn’t feasible for everyone. Often, I find that clients are able to make use of what they’ve got and even find this process quite satisfying. Old boxes, jars and storage that isn’t being used optimally can often be utilised to save money and also waste. Sometimes extra storage might be needed but I’ll be able to recommend the best storage for your budget and can also help suggest alternative uses for storage that you may not have thought of by yourself.
#5 When you’re done, I’m done
Sorry, but no! Organising is a continual process. It’s about creating habits that become second nature so they don’t feel like an effort. Being organised is about being able to find things easily, use them with ease and keep on top of things because you have simple systems in place to bring you peace of mind. We will implement systems and create healthy habits together, but ultimately, the accountability to keep on top of it lies with you. After all, you wouldn’t hire a personal trainer and then once you were in shape go back to your previous habits, would you? (Well, if you did it would hardly be a surprise to see all of your hard work come undone!). I love to be kept up to date with my clients’ progress and nothing makes me happier than being sent photos of new organising systems that clients have implemented by themselves. My mission is to give you the tools and the help that you need to get and stay organised for life!
Below are my top four benefits to working with a Professional Organiser:
- Direction & Focus. Many people find that half of the battle with organising is knowing where to get started. Working with a Professional Organiser will give you a structured plan for how to break down your project and approach certain tasks. A detailed vision can do wonders for getting the ball rolling.
- Motivation. Working with someone who has a real passion for organising will often transfer to you and you may find that you enjoy the process too! Some people are fine with working with me for just a few hours until they feel confident in what they’re doing. Others prefer to be guided during the whole process. Both are fine; it really comes down to what’s right for you.
- Decision Making. It can be helpful to have someone to question whether you really need to keep hold of all of your Christmas cards from 2004 (you know, just in case). Often I find that just by asking a question out loud, clients are able to come up with the answer themselves. So when you’re second guessing yourself and wanting to take things out from your ‘bin’ pile, having someone to gently remind you why you’re doing what you’re doing can be a real help.
- A second person. Another pair of eyes may see something that you’re missing or they may be able to recommend a different way of doing things. Also, two people = more speed so your project will complete before you know it!
If you’d like to learn more about what I can do for you then please don’t hesitate to contact me!