“Organization isn’t about perfection it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life.” -Christina Scalise
The most common reason to hire a professional organizer is to relieve stress and overwhelm in your home and life. Your home should be a sanctuary, not a stress factory. The second reason is the relationship the homeowner forms with the organizer. It is sacred and lasting and personal. You will get out of the experience what you put into it.
A professional organizer knows the mental and sentimental intimacy that occurs with most clients and their things and holds that special bond to the highest level of professionalism. Each and every session with your professional organizer is repeatedly engrained with trust, humility, respect, and authenticity.
A professional organizer that reaches these levels of workmanship becomes an extension of who you are and who you are hoping to become because of your work together.
A professional organizer will help you not only work through clearing spaces and creating spaces but will get to the psychological reasons of why you are where you are and help create boundaries, systems, and processes in order for you to take over for the rest of your life.
Professional Organizers help you implement a plethora of systems that will help you declutter and organize so that your life becomes a real time reflection of who you are right now and who you are working to become.
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
There are, however, things that most professional organizers will not do; tasks that do not fall under the umbrella of organizing. The first thing to know for sure is that a professional organizer is not a maid service and not a cleaning service.
There is a bit of cleaning involved during any declutter and organizing session, but it is specific and only applies to the room, drawer, box, area that we are working on. We don’t wash windows and we don’t wash dishes, floors, or clean bathrooms. There is a service or two for those tasks that is outside of the scope of what most organizers do.
So, what do you get when you hire a professional organizer? We are absolute champions of those that are ready, willing, and able to tackle a large declutter project on their own yet know their limitations and will rally with professional help and guidance.
A professional organizer is trained and emotionally ready to take you step by step through the declutter process and organizing and will help maintain energy and focus and most importantly will calm the chaos and overwhelm. We also know when to say when to step back with you. We guide you through and physically engage with every project we undertake. We work at your pace and through lots of Q & A we help make the most of the vision you have in mind for your home or office.
“You are allowed to be a masterpiece as well as a work in progress, simultaneously”. – Power of Positivity
You know you are ready to call in the reinforcements when you are feeling overwhelmed, angry, short tempered, tired, fatigued, stuck, afraid of decision making, have high anxiety around organizing, frustrated, and emotionally spent, and you haven’t even started.
Major life events like, moving in or out, a wedding, a divorce, a baby, a death, retirement, empty nesters, these life events can prompt a good look around your spaces and your life, and you just know a change is needed. The hardest part is dealing with sentimental things and memories and thinking that your items hold all of those emotions. Professional Organizers help you create ways to cope with your feelings and help you let go and move forward.
A professional organizer does not declutter and organize without your presence or your input. Professional organizers mediate when there are 2 people of the same household that show signs of great differences when it comes to what to keep, what to trash, what to donate and what to compromise on. We help you through tough decision-making challenges and we work at your pace. Our agenda is your agenda, it is as simple as that.
Everything is happening in real time and although you are alleviating a lot of solo work, you are still working to create the atmosphere, space and design of your spaces and life that make you feel the security and comfort of home. There are questions that will need to be addressed and answered and a professional organizer will help you get there.
In the safe space of working together you will NEVER feel judged, second guessed, or compromised. What you bring to the session is how we will work together toward solution and resolution. No need to feel embarrassed about your spaces upon consultation and no need to worry about “hiding” things you feel are too personal. We hold ourselves to an extremely high standard of care and respect for you and your things. A good professional organizer contract will note this through thorough outline and a signature. Bonus, if we need to spend money, shopping trips together are not out of the realm of reality.
“The best advertising is done by satisfied customers.” ― Kotler, Philip
The best way to reach the right professional organizer for you is through trusted word of mouth and being able to see first-hand the before and after of their spaces. It is a great compliment to your friends and family and the organizer to have clients talk positively about the experience of a great declutter and organization. As daunting a task as it is to think about decluttering and organizing your spaces, it is fun to go through it with a professional who brings light and fun to every session.
In terms of cost, most rates are either per fixed number of hours, per session or simply by the hour. Rates range from $35/hr. to $500/hr. In the end, what you pay will be based on the specific skill set of who you are looking for, experience in the field, how the organizer answers all of your questions and concerns. Do the research so you know you are not wasting your own time when it comes to in-person consultation.
Just like you have specialists for medical, financial, and auto, you also now have a specialist for your home design and your spaces whether home or office. Most professional organizers love what they do and love working with people who are ready to take a leap of faith and gain control, know-how and freedom of their spaces.
Groom Your Room wants to be your professional organization specialist. We are ready to meet for a free consultation. Give us a call 203-560-3061 and please make sure to visit our website at www.groomyourroom.com.
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