Often, people dismiss the need for a professional organizer because, in their mind, they don’t want to pay someone to do something that seems so simple. They feel like they can do these tasks by themselves. After all, why would you hire someone to declutter your house? Or help you come up with a decent filing system? Or to teach you how to organize your home or office better?
In my last blog post, How Much Do Professional Organizers Charge? I talked about selling the value of your services and working with a professional organizer. One way to sell your value is to communicate the benefits of working with a professional organizer. Let’s look at five benefits of working with you, a professional organizer, that you can communicate to your clients when they question working with a professional organizer:
Benefit #1 – Get You Out Of A Rut and Help You Destress
When everything around you is in disarray, entering your house can feel too overwhelming. It’s as if you’re not at ease with anything at all.
Getting organized might help you feel less stressed, particularly if this organization spans several aspects of your life. There won’t be as many frantic last-minute searches for your purse, car keys, or day’s worth of paperwork.
Your tidy closet will make getting ready in the morning less stressful, and you’ll feel less stressed as you prepare meals in your clean, uncluttered kitchen.
If you work with a professional organizer, they can help you establish routines and habits that create long-lasting systems of organization.
Benefit #2 – Ease Your Mind About Not Having Enough Time
Some people don’t have the free time to organize their bedrooms, bathrooms, pantries, closets, or drawers. Maybe you work all day and are exhausted when you get home. Or there are just too many individuals living in the same home to maintain order.
A professional organizer can be helpful in this situation. They can complete all the labor-intensive tasks as you do your daily business. You can even discuss how you want your house to be arranged with them while they are there and how their strategy works for you.
Are you moving soon? A professional organizer can help you create a timeline and follow through with the specifics, making the relocation exciting rather than stressful.
They can also help in tasks such as clearing out a family member’s estate or perhaps quickly setting up a home office if you need to do business from your residence.
Professional organizers can guide you to the right path and even bring in teams to assist you in finishing your task before the deadline.
Benefit #3 – Help You Decide What To Keep and What To Let Go
Some decisions are hard to make without a little bit of guidance and direction. When unsure, we often walk away from the thing, leading to clutter.
Once the spaces in your home or office are opened, it’s much easier to see how you can use them in a way that aligns with your current vision.
Professional organizers are skilled at posing questions that will guide your decision-making. Since they have no emotional attachment to the objects you can’t decide on, coming up with ideas is easy for them.
Benefit #4 – To Teach Organization and Inspire You To Stay Organized
These experts have seen every kind of mess imaginable—and they’ve managed to organize them all! They know how to design a workable structure that won’t fall into chaos once you’ve arranged everything. Unfortunately, some individuals find the whole “organizing trend” to be too foreign to them. If you’re not confident in your abilities, you might give up, which will only result in an even bigger mess!
What’s great about professional organizers is that they help you create organized systems and impart their skills to you so that you can keep the systems running smoothly.
The last thing you want to see after putting a lot of effort into getting a zone or area exactly right is clutter creeping back in. A sound maintenance plan prevents that from ever happening.
Benefit #5 – Creating Better Lives Through Organization
Most people want a second opinion before deciding, and friends are the best people to ask for one. When you work with a professional organizer, you bring in a friend to help you see your house from a different perspective.
They can guide you, change you, and provide you with organized systems that you will incorporate into your day-to-day life.
What benefits do you communicate to clients when they question working with a professional organizer? Please post in the comments.