When to Hire a Professional Organizer


“A place for everything and everything in its place” may be an old chestnut, but it’s also a valuable maxim. After all, it’s hard to make use of your belongings if you don’t know where to find them. If you’re having trouble keeping clutter to a minimum or can’t find anything in your closet without pulling its contents out, it’s time to get organized.

For some people, getting organized is a matter of gleaning helpful organizing tips from websites and tv shows, buying some shelves and getting rid of excess stuff. For others, these options don’t really work. Instead, folks who aren’t natural organizers might want to hire a professional to help them take control over their clutter.

Here are some reasons why it may make sense to pay for professional organizing services:

You’ve Never Been Good at Organizing

Some families are inherently neat while others are a bit more casual. If you grew up in the later type of family, you might have never learned good organizing skills. By hiring a pro, you’ll learn from someone who actually makes their living getting homes and spaces into shape and, moving forward, take charge of keeping your current and future homes clutter-free.

When Your Stuff is Threatening to Take Over Your LifeIt’s a common first-world problem: We just have too much stuff. For the most part, this isn’t that big of a deal and it can usually be managed with closet organizers and an off-site storage space. But if you’re finding that your belongings are slowly creeping into your living space, making it harder for you to relax or located needed possessions, it’s time to get some help. Professional organizers can help you decide what items you need to keep handy, which can go into storage and what you need to pack up and send to the local charity shop.

When You Have Limited Storage Options

Even normally organized people can get thrown for a loop while living in close quarters or in a home that has minimal storage space. Professional organizers generally have very good spacial sense, so they can help you figure out ways to make the most of the space that you already have. They can also help you select specially designed racks, shelves and other storage solutions that can keep your belongings handy, accessible and out of the way.

Have you ever hired a professional organizer? How did that work out for you?

Jessica Johnson