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What to Look For When Hiring a Professional Organizer

Varsha Singh
Varsha SinghPublished on June 14, 2022

Do you feel like your home is getting messy and that your disorganized habits are seemingly unbreakable? A professional organizer might be just what you need to start organizing the physical (and even digital) spaces in your life.

Professional Organizers can help you make sense of your muddle. They can help you by introducing new storage methods or improving existing ones. But prior to contacting a pro, it’s essential to get a sense of what you think needs to be done and where just like identifying which type of professional best suits your needs.

Here’s what you should keep in mind while looking into hiring a professional organizer:

Analyze your needs and budget

Do you need someone to help you make structural changes to your home, a professional to help you organize your paperwork, or simply a feng shui consultant? To get proper assistance, you first need to specify your goals. It’s also essential that you analyze which areas of your home need the most organizational attention, your budget, and your timeframe. Each family has its own dynamics and needs, and defining them will help you prepare for the initial conversations.

Ask for references   

Before you start reaching out to potential candidates, ask for the names and contact information of previous customers who had projects similar to yours. Nonetheless, keep in mind that many organizers’ clients desire confidentiality and that the reference list can be somewhat limited. In this case, you can also check for google reviews or other reviews posted online.

Interview several specialists          

Once you have identified candidates that fit your requirements, inquire each professional about their experience with your particular type of clutter issues. Many organizers offer free phone consultations with potential clients, but it’s better to arrange a free drop-by to get an initial evaluation and cost estimate.

Compare rates and fees      

Some organizers charge by the hour, others by the project. The rates typically depend on the experience, location, training, and professional organizer’s reputation. It’s important that you understand the prices offered to you and that you’re aware of any potential additional fees. Keep in mind that some professional organizers charge additional fees for tasks such as planning or shopping/returns.

Make sure you can keep up!          

Organizing your home doesn’t have to be a painful process, but it needs to be a continuous one. Effective professional organizers will get your house decluttered and organized and also teach you how to keep it that way. That is why it is essential to find a professional whose solutions fit your lifestyle, especially in the long run.

Getting your home organized can feel like a time-consuming and tedious task, but with the right professional by your side, you can effortlessly achieve harmony and order in your home. If you need someone to help you declutter and organize your spaces so that you can enjoy a clean, clutter-free environment, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

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