Perhaps you have thought about hiring a professional home organizer, but haven’t taken the plunge just yet. Some clients come to me with a very clear idea of a project they would like my help with. We talk a little on the phone, come up with a basic plan, and set up a time to meet. It’s fairly straightforward. More commonly, though, I hear from people who express an interest in working with an organizer because they feel stressed, or overwhelmed by the stuff in their homes and lives, and don’t even know where to start. So, for those who are curious, here are the top 3 ways that new clients use a session.
- Taming the Toy Room – In a few hours we can go through a toy room, create parameters for deciding what to keep and what to get rid of, and set up some basic systems to help the space get (and stay) organized. Depending on the ages of your children, they can even be a part of the decision-making process.
- Sorting the Schedule – Modern families are often running from school to work to activities, with little time to relax and reconnect. We say yes to a commitment, enroll our child in a club, etc., and before we know it the schedule is full beyond our comfort level. In a 2-3 hour session we can sit and talk through your goals for your family schedule, assess where you are now, and create a concrete action plan to move you closer to your ideal.
- Clean out the Closet – Dealing with a messy closet is a stressful way to begin and end your day. When your closet is overly full, you can’t find what you want when you want it. Treasures are lost in the piles. You locate the shirt you were looking for only to discover it is wrinkled and dirty. In 2-3 hours we can pull out the contents of your closet, talk through what you truly need and make decisions about what can move on. I can guide you to streamline and organize your clothes, creating a neat and pleasurable space.
A success in one of these areas will motivate you to tackle the next organizing project! I hope you will contact me when you are ready to take the plunge! In the meantime please check out my Tips and Tricks or answers to other Frequently Asked Questions on my website.