When client’s get in touch with me, one of the first things they often say is “I should be able to do this on my own, but I feel too overwhelmed and just don’t know where to begin” or “I just don’t have the time” Does any of this feel familiar? We all lead such busy lives these days, and it is ok to ask for help with the jobs that we don’t enjoy doing or just aren’t sure how to tackle. More and more of us outsource tasks to gardeners, cleaners, personal trainers and professional organisers.
If you have been thinking of employing a Professional Organiser and Declutterer, (PO) but are still unsure if it could be for you, then let me share some of the benefits of doing so.
A PO helps you work out a plan to achieve your decluttering goals
Once I understand what you are looking to achieve, I can help you work out a manageable step by step plan that is realistic and achievable. This will involve looking at specific areas of your home and breaking down tasks into smaller projects rather than seeing the whole house as one big overwhelming task.
A PO will bring “fresh eyes” and experience
Having worked with many clients in a variety of different homes, I can bring fresh eyes to your organisational goals and advise what systems and routines can work for you in your home. When I get started working with clients, they often say “I hadn’t thought of that” or “that’s so easy and simple, I wish I had known about this sooner”. I have already done lots of research on the best storage products and tried out different methods of doing things, so that you do not have to.
A PO will keep you accountable to achieve your goals
By booking in regular time with a Professional Organiser, you WILL achieve your goals! If a date is in the diary to declutter and organise that you are paying for, things will get done! Clients often say to me, if I hadn’t booked you in, I would not have done any decluttering, I would have found something else to do instead!
A PO will keep you motivated & focused
We all have days when we don’t want to do something or feel discouraged because we haven’t “achieved enough, quickly enough” but working with a PO will be supportive and encouraging and I will be objective in helping you make those difficult decisions about what to let go of. Hiring a PO is often described as the Personal Trainer for your home!
Your goals will be realised much more quickly than working alone
By working with a professional, you WILL achieve your goals more quickly. Having worked as a PO for four years, I know what works and how to declutter efficiently. My service is encouraging and motivating and as I work alongside you, we will achieve things much more quickly than if you were working alone. I can also offer advise about what can be recycled and where, and offer solutions for donating or selling other unwanted items.
A PO will make suggestions to stop the clutter returning
If you have spent a lot of time and energy getting more organised and clearing the clutter, you will want to ensure that it does not return. I can help you set up systems and routines and perhaps challenge your buying habits to ensure your home stays manageable in the future.
A PO will bring peace of mind
If you work with a PO such as myself that is a member of APDO (The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers) then you can be assured that they will adhere to a professional code of conduct. An APDO member will assure you of privacy, confidentiality and will be fully insured and registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
Still not convinced? Then why not read some testimonials from clients that I have helped to deal with their organisational needs. https://www.flamingoorganising.com/testimonials/