What to look for in a Professional Organiser

Seeking out a Professional Organiser can be a daunting process, especially if you have never worked with one before. It is easy to wonder what they can do to your home. Will they throw everything out? Will they think I am a hoarder? Will a receive a bill that costs half the earth? It is perfectly natural to have many questions as Professional Organisers offer a wide range of resources to accommodate a large range of needs. But let us clarify!

What do we do?
We do more than organising the contents of your home, work space or other personal areas and dividing it into ‘keep, toss, donate’. Professional Organisers are here to help streamline these areas. This can range from clearing clutter, planning wardrobe systems, storage and cupboard rearrangement, as well as mastering daily schedules, for your personal and work life. We not only help put structure back into your life by working hands-on in your home, but also provide skills, strategies and habits that enable the client to continue staying organised.

Professional Organisers are an expert in their area, with a range of developed skills that work with you to organise your home and help you move forward.

Know what you want
It’s all very well to book in a Professional Organiser and the get the ball rolling, but what happens when they ask you what you want to organiser or declutter? So before you get in touch with an organiser some key questions to ask yourself include:

  • What are my goals? Are you trying to claim back a spare room? Do you need systems for paperwork that is out of control?
  • Do you have specific needs or challenges? Are you looking to downsize, or help facilitate a family member downsizing their home? Are you a compulsive hoarder and suffered from being disorganised for a large proportion of your life?
  • How involved do you want your organiser to be? Do you want a hands on organiser, who helps with the physical side of organising? Or would you rather hire an organiser that helps guide and mentor the process, allowing you to work through the clutter.

Finding the right Organiser
Finding the right organiser for you is vital. You need to work with someone that has the right skill set for the job you need done, and that you personally can get along with and trust.

Look for an organiser that has insurance, maintains a code of ethics and is upfront about what they can offer you. A Professional Organiser should be non-judgemental and listen to you.

Don’t be ashamed that you have decided to take the next step in your home organisation by asking for help. Professional Organisers take the stress out of decluttering, and allow you to get back to enjoying your life. And who doesn’t want that?

Creative Surrounds are a Sydney based Professional Organising business that love working with clients to create a space they want to be in and a lifestyle where they feel in control!