What is your first thought when you hear someone say "I am a professional organizer" ?

 

Professional Organizers are trained, skilled specialists who help people create order where it is lacking in their lives, so that they can make long term improvements and keep disorder at bay.  They guide, encourage and educate you on how to overcome your organizing challenges by offering non-judgmental support, focus and direction.  They help you restore order and form new habits that enable you to live and work in a more peaceful, non-chaotic environment and reduce stress.  Our clients are simply people who have too much to do and too little time.

 

Life happens...everyone is busy.  Relationships, kids, pets, work, school, activities, hobbies, travel, illness, death.  It can become overwhelming and no one is alone in this.  We all get disorganized.  A professional organizer can help you get back on track and able to enjoy life.  Hiring an organizer isn't a luxury--it can be a lifesaver!!  When you consider the cost of clutter, how can you afford NOT to be organized?!

 

Do you need an organizer?

Are you buried in piles around your home of stuff?

Do you spend hours looking for the same items?

Are your closets overflowing but you have nothing to wear?

Is your house just not big enough?

Do you have rooms you can't use properly because they are so full?

 

The costs of clutter can far outweigh the cost of a professional organizer.

 

 

 

Myths and Facts about Professional Organizers

 

Myth:

Most people believe that organizers are going to come in and make them throw all their stuff away and buy lots of expensive storage solutions.

 

Fact:

This is NOT how it works.  When you are purging, you will only get rid of the stuff you don't want or use any longer.  The items you do use and love will then be made more easily available to enjoy.   A professional organizer will take the time to go through everything and sort whatever areas need attention and help you decide which items are fulfilling and useful and help you to purge in a way that you are comfortable with.

 

 

Myth:

I will have to spend a fortune on organizing bins and specialty items.

 

Fact:

Most clients already have many boxes, bins, baskets and organizing items already that are just being unused or used incorrectly.  As the organizing process begins, items are purged and many containers become empty so very often not many supplies need to be bought at all.

 

 

Myth:

People assume we are housekeepers

 

Fact:

I hate cleaning as much as the next person!  During the organizing process it is a great time to take the opportunity to wipe down a dusty shelf or clean a dirty cupboard or vacuum a newly found floor but it isn't an absolute.  If the client doesn't care and isn't interested then we move on.  Its their home.

 

 

Myth:

My house will look like the TV shows when we are done

 

Fact:

Only if we use a large crew of consultants and construction workers!  We will work together to find a system that works best for you and that may mean that it still looks messy to an outsider but its what works best for you.  Organized doesn't always mean neat and perfect.

 

 

Myth:

You are going to pass judgment on me or yell at me

 

Fact:

Not at all! I would never make you feel bad about keeping everything.  As a professional organizer I have a desire to help other people become more comfortable in their lives and help them enjoy their homes and belongings more.

 

 

Myth:

You are going to tell everyone you know about my private affairs

 

Fact:

Never.  I am bound by a code of ethics that covers the interaction with clients.  Trust is essential to our relationship.

 

 

Myth:

There is a one size fits all organizing solution

 

Fact:

Not so.  Everyone is different and all needs are different.  The process of organizing must be customized to each individual.  The process is ongoing and changes as the needs of the clients change.

 

 

 

 

The Cost of Clutter

There are high costs involved when you have clutter.

For example:

 

  • Time
  • Buying items you already have but can't find
  • Buying items on sale when you don't need them
  • Buying more than you need
  • Paying for storage
  • Upset family members
  • Health issues
  • Embarrassment
  • Safety hazards
  • Missed appointments or late fees
  • Lost money/gift cards

 

80% of the clutter in your home is a result of disorganization, NOT lack of space.

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www.simplesolutionsorganizing.ca

 

What is your first thought when you hear

someone say: "I am a professional organizer"?

 

Professional Organizers are trained, skilled specialists who help people create order where it is lacking in their lives, so that they can make long term improvements and keep disorder at bay.  They guide, encourage and educate you on how to overcome your organizing challenges by offering non-judgmental support, focus and direction.  They help you restore order and form new habits that enable you to live and work in a more peaceful, non-chaotic environment and reduce stress.  Our clients are simply people who have too much to do and too little time.

 

Life happens...everyone is busy.  Relationships, kids, pets, work, school, activities, hobbies, travel, illness, death.  It can become overwhelming and no one is alone in this.  We all get disorganized.  A professional organizer can help you get back on track and able to enjoy life.  Hiring an organizer isn't a luxury--it can be a lifesaver!!  When you consider the cost of clutter, how can you afford NOT to be organized?!

 

  • Do you need an organizer?
  • Are you buried in piles around your home of stuff?
  • Do you spend hours looking for the same items?
  • Are your closets overflowing but you have nothing to wear?
  • Is your house just not big enough?
  • Do you have rooms you can't use properly because they are so full?

 

The costs of clutter can far outweigh the cost of a professional organizer.

 

There are high costs involved when you have clutter.

 

For example:

 

  • Time
  • Buying items you already have but can't find
  • Buying items on sale when you don't need them
  • Buying more than you need
  • Paying for storage
  • Upset family members
  • Health issues
  • Embarrassment
  • Safety hazards
  • Missed appointments or late fees
  • Lost money/gift cards

 

80% of the clutter in your home is a result of disorganization, NOT lack of space.

 

 

Myths and Facts about Professional Organizers

 

Myth:

Most people believe that organizers are going to come in and make them throw all their stuff away and buy lots of expensive storage solutions.

 

Fact:

This is NOT how it works.  When you are purging, you will only get rid of the stuff you don't want or use any longer.  The items you do use and love will then be made more easily available to enjoy.   A professional organizer will take the time to go through everything and sort whatever areas need attention and help you decide which items are fulfilling and useful and help you to purge in a way that you are comfortable with.

 

 

Myth:

I will have to spend a fortune on organizing bins and specialty items.

 

Fact:

Most clients already have many boxes, bins, baskets and organizing items already that are just being unused or used incorrectly.  As the organizing process begins, items are purged and many containers become empty so very often not many supplies need to be bought at all.

 

 

Myth:

People assume we are housekeepers

 

Fact:

I hate cleaning as much as the next person!  During the organizing process it is a great time to take the opportunity to wipe down a dusty shelf or clean a dirty cupboard or vacuum a newly found floor but it isn't an absolute.  If the client doesn't care and isn't interested then we move on.  Its their home.

 

 

Myth:

My house will look like the TV shows when we are done

 

Fact:

Only if we use a large crew of consultants and construction workers!  We will work together to find a system that works best for you and that may mean that it still looks messy to an outsider but its what works best for you.  Organized doesn't always mean neat and perfect.

 

 

Myth:

You are going to pass judgment on me or yell at me

 

Fact:

Not at all! I would never make you feel bad about keeping everything.  As a professional organizer I have a desire to help other people become more comfortable in their lives and help them enjoy their homes and belongings more.

 

 

Myth:

You are going to tell everyone you know about my private affairs

 

Fact:

Never.  I am bound by a code of ethics that covers the interaction with clients.  Trust is essential to our relationship.

 

 

Myth:

There is a one size fits all organizing solution

 

Fact:

Not so.  Everyone is different and all needs are different.  The process of organizing must be customized to each individual.  The process is ongoing and changes as the needs of the clients change.