Q. What is a Professional Organizer
A. Professional Organizers provide information, systems, products and assistance to help others organize to meet their needs. A professional organizer should guide, encourage and educate clients about basic principles of organizing by offering support, focus and direction.
Q. How does the National Association of Professional Organizers define a Professional Organizer?
A. A Professional Organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills. A professional organizer also educates the public on organizing solutions and the resulting benefits.
Q. Who can benefit from hiring a Professional Organizer?
A. Anyone who wants to be organized! Whether you are already an organized person looking to improve efficiency and productivity, or someone who has become overwhelmed by stress, "stuff", or paper, a professional organizer can help you.
Professional organizers combine their knowledge of available resources (goods and services) with creative problem solving to create or fine tune systems which will enable you and your family to restore order to their lives. Their areas of expertise range from space and efficiency planning, to innovating filing systems or children's bedrooms, to time management and event planning.
Q. What are the benefits of getting organized?
A. Getting organized can change your life. The change may be as small as knowing that at the end of the day, you'll walk into a tidy home that's easy to maintain and restful to be in. Perhaps you'll experience an improvement in your health because you won't be starting your days stressed out by being unable to find key things in your home anymore, which used to leave you running out the door late and frazzled. You might find that your social or family life improves once you are able to get more done in your smooth-running office during the day and have more time on evenings and weekends to relax with family and friends.
Q. Why should I hire a Professional Organizer: Shouldn't I be able to do this on my own?
A. Not everyone has the natural ability to organize their lives, no less their surroundings. In this case, you can't do it on your own and your shouldn't even try. And, those who do have the ability, don't always have the time or desire. For example: You may really like to putter in your yard, taking care of plants, but you just don't have the time, so you hire a gardener. The same holds true if you are a good organizer but there are too many demands on your life for you to organize your home or business without giving up something else - too much to do and too little time! That's when you should hire a professional organizer.