Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is a professional organizer?
A: A professional organizer, as defined by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), provides information, products and assistance to help others organize to meet their needs. A professional organizer should guide, encourage and educate clients about basic principles of organizing by offering support, focus and direction.
Q: What can a professional organizer do for me that I can’t do on my own?
A: A few of the main reasons you may want to hire a professional organizer versus going it on your own are:
- A professional organizer will take an objective look at your organizing challenges.
A professional organizer sees things differently than you do, and does not have the emotional attachment to items or ways of doing things that you may have. She will help you create decision-making criteria for what items or systems should be kept and what should go. Also, she can provide the emotional support you may need to fully address the issues surrounding your disorganization.
- A professional organizer will help keep you on task.
When organizing on your own, it’s easy to get caught up in finding all the things “you should have done” and try to tackle them as you go. Doing this often leads to frustration, and bogs down the process even further with thoughts that it’s taking too long or that you’re not achieving results. With a professional organizer, you have a partner that will keep you moving forward quickly without getting distracted.
- A professional organizer can provide ideas, information, systems and solutions that you may not think of on your own.
A professional organizer has the expertise and experience of working with many other clients and can offer a variety of personalized solutions that would work best with your particular situation.
Q: Why is it important to have an organized home?
A: A home without organization can often be overwhelming and frustrating. Clutter can take over your living space and cost you time and money, making you feel helpless as to how to begin to correct it. By attaining an organized living space, you will regain a sense of control over your surroundings and realize the following key benefits:
- Money saved by not purchasing duplicates of items missing or lost
- Less stress when you are able to find items quickly when needed
- More time to spend with family and friends
- More time to focus on personal goals and fun time
Q: Isn’t it expensive to hire a professional organizer?
A: Actually, it’s a lot less expensive than you may think to hire the services of a professional organizer, and the return on investment is enormous! Organize & Revitalize offers a range of service options to fit your needs and budget. The money saved from not purchasing duplicates of lost items and the time saved by knowing exactly where everything is, generally more than makes up for the fees paid. Even more priceless, though, is the reduction in stress and the peace of mind you will have, knowing everything is in order—these ultimately lead to a longer, more fulfilling life. Let Organize & Revitalize rejuvenate your life today!