Have you been thinking about hiring a professional organizer to get your home and life organized, but hesitated because you are nervous about the process?
Choosing to work with a consultant is commitment to simplify your life, and to get organized! This will become a significant investment in yourself and your ability to get the most out of life.
There are three main reasons why a person may choose to hire a professional organizer:
- They don’t know how to get organized or where to start
- They don’t have time to do it on their own
- They don’t want to do it all themselves
If these statements ring true to you, let’s go over some simple steps to help you choose an amazing personal organizer.
Asking family, friends, colleges, coworkers and neighbours is a sure way to receive an honest opinion on who you may hire. Alternatively, look online for reviews and personal experiences. Professional Organizers in Canada is a website to find accredited personnel for hire.
Consider interviewing two or three organizers to interview and decide who will best suit your needs. Insure that not only will they meet your expectations but that your personalities mesh as well. Remember; it is okay to ask for credentials, training, experience and references during your interview process.
Compile a list of questions to ask your potential hire. A few key examples may be:
- What kinds of organizing projects do you do?
- What services do you specialize in?
- Will I work directly with you, or will you assign an employee?
- What is your fee structure?
- What is your cancellation policy?
Once you are satisfied all your questions have been met, it is time to make a decision.
Form a personal relationship with your professional organizer. To best fulfill your needs, your organizer will want to get to know you and will start by asking you a series of in-depth questions. What are you looking for? What have you tried in the past? Etc. You will benefit by answering honestly and not holding back. This is where a relationship is key, trust! Don’t forget; you are inviting this person into your home and life to help you…don’t hold back!
In a situation where you feel as though a certain individual is not the right fit, be sure to let them know. More than likely, they will be happy to recommend a colleague that may better fit your needs and personality.
Without a doubt, the “right choice” for you will be someone who has expertise, knowledge, skills and a personality that suits you, your needs, your wants and your goals!!