Professional organizers are the ideal solution for people who find that life, or their belongings, leave them overwhelmed. With a wealth of experience and the ability to look at your belongings with a neutral eye, a professional can easily take your worst mess and get you organized. Updated on 7/17/17.
When you hear "professional organizer," your favorite reality TV shows about pack rats and hoarders may pop to mind. Professional organizers definitely help those people, but there's much more to the profession than that. Organizers can help those of us too busy, too confused, too tired, or too stressed to deal with our clutter ourselves.
Sometimes people are a little embarrassed the first time they hire a Professional Organizer. Profesional organizing is a relatively new profession, and people often don't know what to expect. It's normal to feel nervous about someone seeing your clutter. Perhaps your true level of chaos that has never been revealed to the world.
I like to think of myself as "Type A Minus." At work, I'm hyper-organized, with multiple to-do lists, calendar reminders and extensive filing systems. But when it comes to my apartment, sh*t hits the fan. Especially in my closet.
This special edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival features "a sneak peek into the professional organizers home." See and read about the homes of a multitude of organizing professionals!
Note: A version of this article was originally published in November 2012 and has been significantly updated since then. ***** We've all been there. Looking for lost keys, a missing wallet, a file that's just gotta be around here somewhere! Sound familiar?
Do you shudder at the thought of organizing your closets? It might be time to bring in a professional. Learn what questions to ask and see how you can organize your life with the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston, MA.
The frustration of not being able to find your keys can lead to a whole day of stress because lack of keys may make you late. You miss part of an important meeting at work and your boss is unhappy. You don't take lunch because now you are further behind in your work.
If you're often searching frantically in your cluttered closet for a decent outfit, or it takes you longer to sift through the piles of paper on your desk than it does to actually do your work-you've probably thought about getting ... Continued
Tidying up is currently trendy, but professional organizers have long promoted the benefits of getting rid of unnecessary possessions and organizing your space. Whether they're tackling a messy car, chaotic closet, or cluttered bedroom, professional organizers help people simplify and unclutter-and no, they won't judge you while they're doing it.
"Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives" - Psychologist Sherrie Bourg
We've purged, consolidated and donated. But for some reason our closets, pantries and medicine cabinets runneth over with... stuff. In our quest to become the minimalist neat-freaks we know we can be, we asked New York City-based professional organizer Laura Cattano what exactly we're doing wrong.
Overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning your basement, moving cross-country or even getting your electronic life in order? Professional organizers help tackle all types of projects in both the home and office. How do you know if it's worth hiring one?
HomeAdvisor's Professional Organizer Cost Guide gives average hourly rates to hire a home organizer. Find out the differences in fees and services between personal organizing and professional home or office organization. Find out how and where to find one
In a restaurant where the ceiling is a work of art and the books on the shelf are arranged by color, eBay is holding a promotional event for its new service, eBay Valet. On the tables-around which sit guests from magazines like InStyle and Redbook-are tiny, beautifully illustrated booklets of flashcards featuring organizing guru Marie Kondo's tips for tidying kids' stuff, "exclusive to eBay."
The jury's still out on whether organizing pros are born or made. Tova Weinstock is hedging her bets on the latter. And, the professional organizer says making a few tiny changes to your day is all it takes to get (and keep) your house in order.
Four professional organizer moms share their secrets for controlling clutter and managing the unique breed of mess that families make. A mom of an 8-year-old daughter, living in Atlanta. In addition to residential projects, she specializes in relocation services and home-office organization-and does it all with a slow-and-steady approach.