• Stephanie Neely

5 Ways You Know It's Time to Hire a Professional Organizer

Are you a candidate for hiring a professional organizer? Who hires them? Why do they hire them? I'll answer all your questions about why and when to hire a professional to come in and help.

1. Your Schedule is Overwhelming

Are you a #bossbabe? Many of our clients are full-time workers who simply don't have another moment to squeeze into their already packed out day. Sometimes you just need to go to work and come home and have it all done for you. Yes, we do that, too! Throw us the keys and we'll make your house the perfect retreat so you can come home and relax at the end of a hard day's work - you deserve it!

2. The Thought is Overwhelming

You know you. You've told yourself countless times you'll get to that garage, or that closet one of these days, you've set deadlines and you've made promises to yourself and your husband that you'll get to it this Saturday - you promise! But Saturday comes and goes and just like the promises of going to the gym on Monday, somehow you find yourself binging the latest Netflix show instead. We've all been there! Hiring a professional organizer is basically hiring a personal trainer for your home. There's no shame in hiring a pro if for no other reason than accountability. Sometimes people need another person to set an appointment and come in just to ensure that it gets done. There's nothing wrong with that! In fact, you'd find you're in good company.

3. The Clutter is Overwhelming

Did you know the average American has 300,000 items in their home? 84% of recently stressed people said they’re worried about their messy homes. Sometimes the clutter is just too big of a job for one person. That's when having an extra set of hands to put in the elbow grease with you is so comforting. Putting on some music and grabbing that water bottle and getting down to business can only go so far by yourself. Many hands make light work and often it just makes sense to ask for some help.

4. The Stress is Overwhelming

Life never turns out exactly as we think it will. There are bends in the road and mountains and valleys. The loss of a loved one, divorce, downsizing or just plain moving - these are the difficult times in a person's life, there's no way around them, but you can get help along the way. These are the times to invest in yourself - invest in self care. Getting help emotionally with therapy, physically, with exercise and eating well, mentally with creating calm environments like taking a bath and yes, clearing out the clutter are all scientifically proven ways to bring your stress levels down. Don't forget to take care of yourself while you're taking care of others during the dark seasons of life.

5. The Attachment is Overwhelming

Your sister-in-law gave you that dress and if she only knew it's been sitting in your closet for 4 years untouched with the tags still on, she'd be crushed! Your mom gave you that porcelain dog figurine and yes, it's hideous and doesn't match your modern style and yes, you're actually a cat person, but it was a gift and she'd melt into a puddle of tears if she knew you gave it to the thrift store! Your grown adult son wore these shorts when he was 2 and you can't possibly part with them because.... he wore them! I mean, sure there are 43 pairs of shorts, but he wore them all. We all get attached to the strangest of things - and that includes me! Sometimes you need an objective viewpoint to come in and help you let go of some items and give you permission to let things go that you don't love or use. Take a picture of the things you really want to remember and let someone else use and enjoy them. Does that mean we'll force you to get rid of things against your will? Absolutely not! But I guarantee your sister-in-law doesn't even remember giving you that dress and won't be hurt at all by giving it to someone who will love and appreciate it more than you did. That dress served its full purpose - bringing you joy by receiving a gift from someone you love. Be grateful for it and let it go.

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