5 Reasons NOT to be Afraid to Hire a Professional Organizer

Many people say to me "I really need your help but I am afraid to have you come over".....and all I can think is really? Am I scary? LOL.  

Fear is a very strong emotion and one that can really hold us back from making changes or difficult and uncomfortable decisions. I know what I deal with and I would imagine my clients will deal with the same things:

  • Fear of change
  • Fear of letting go of something
  • Fear of loss
  • Fear of not having enough or not being able to get more
  • Fear of  dealing with buried emotions


And YES, de-cluttering and organizing your life can raise some of these deep issues. As professional organizers we are here to help you through's what we dedicate our lives to. Here are the 5 reasons why you should NOT be afraid to work with us:

1- We don't judge: We got into this profession to HELP people not to judge or ridicule them. We take pride in being able to motivate people into creating new patterns that will make their lives easier and more efficient.


2- We have seen everything: People are often under the false impression that they are alone in their situation.  If that were the case, Professional Organizers would not stay in business. There is really not much that will shock us!  


3- We are not perfectI can't speak for all organizer but to be truthful own life's organization will turn into chaos.  It happens to all of us.  We just have been taught the skills to get things back on track quickly.


4- Your appointments are confidential:  You don't have to worry about people finding out what you are doing or what you are working on.  What happens during your appointments stays at your appointment!


5- Our bark is worse than our bite:  We may give you a lot to do and think about and expect positive results. We are merely the don't have to worry about disappointing's all about YOU!


If you have any questions about working with a Professional Organizer, please feel free to contact me!

The Best Laid Plans.........

I have just become very curious about how people do their planning.  Last week I did a 2 day workshop called Planapalooza (love the name!) which was all about planning for the upcoming year. What do you think I discovered?  As crazy, anal and organized that I am......I still didn't plan enough (or what I think is enough)!

Don't get me wrong, I PLAN EVERYTHING!  If someone wants to get something done they bring it to how did I let this lapse?  How did I let my own yearly plan get sidetracked?  The only answer I can come up with is not one that I like......... so now to get back to it.  And to get back to my curiosity HOW DO YOU DO YOUR PLANNING? 

I learned so much in those 2 days that my mind started racing. Ideas started brewing. $$ signs started dancing behind my eyes and then a headache started to set in.  It's so much!  It's so much to think about. So much to do.  There was a whole portion on delegating and all I could think of was "To Who"?  I am in this alone...for the most part.  

Of course, that was just a lot of fear and a little panic creeping in and I decided to sit down and make my own list of how to plan things:

Does that seem too simplified? I hope you weren't expecting something long and detailed. Think about it (In EASY WORLD) this is all we need. Money for survival and Joy to feed our souls! It may not be as realistic, and is definitely not as productive as proper planning....but I just needed that simplicity to get me tell me how do you do it?