Why Would I Need one?
First things first. A professional organizer is someone who has the knowledge and skills to help individuals and businesses use organizing systems, principles and processes to create order. At Estate and Business Organizers we take what we do seriously, which is why we are members of the National Association of Professional Organizers. NAPO has over 4,000 members word wide and provides educational accreditation, best-practices, resources and research for practitioners.
Why You Need a Professional Organizer?
Some people love the serenity of an uncluttered desk or workspace, or the relaxing notion of knowing that everything in a home has its place. If you are like most people, that can feel like an elusive ideal.
So, in an effort to keep what we have – we often either overstuff our homes, try to find space for the things we do have, even if it means renting extra storage space, or – we do both. In fact, the fastest growing segment in the commercial real estate industry is offsite storage and 1 out of every 10 Americans is currently renting offsite storage space to store their “stuff.” Sound familiar?
With all this stuff in our lives, when the time does come for a change, the clutter can seem overwhelming. A professional organizer works with a number of individuals, and businesses including realtors and estate professionals to bring order to cluttered lives.
How a Professional Organizer Can HelpYou
The New Year is a great time to tackle organizing projects that have been left to molder. Since most professional organizers offer a range of services, knowing what you want to accomplish will be the best place to start.
Do I Need Personal Offsite Storage?
Getting back to those offsite storage units so many Americans rent – when was the last time you looked through your storage unit? They are often out of sight and out of mind, until you write that check each month, or note the automatic payment.
- Do you have an itemized list of what your unit contains?
- Are the contents insured? Would you know what was lost if the contents burned, or blew away in a storm?
The point is, many people rent a storage unit and pretty much forget what is in there. This could be a great time of year to crank up that storage door and with the help of a professional organizer, sort through the contents. Who knows, it could free up space so you can downsize to a smaller storage unit, or eliminate that monthly cost entirely.
Professional Organizers to Help Sell Your Home
If you are one of many Americans who have a two-car garage, but can’t pull any of the family cars inside for all the clutter, today might be a good time to consider calling a professional organizer if you plan to put your home on the market any time soon. If you will be working with a real estate agent, that agent will appreciate showing a home that looks its best. If you are a real estate agent and you are selling a rental property, getting rid of any clutter left behind by the last tenants can be done by a professional organizer to make the interior and the grounds look pristine.
Professional Organizers That Help with Estate Organizing
Itemizing the contents of a home when someone dies is the first step in organizing the personal possessions and vital paperwork the deceased’s home may contain. Calling on the skills and efficiency of a professional organizer can make this process run smoothly. This is especially true if family members tasked with this chore live any distance away, or if the potential for tension around estate items exists. Clear documentation of the contents and the ability to recycle or remove unwanted items can be done in a timely fashion.
An experienced professional organizer understands that possessions are more than “stuff.” Memories of special people, times and places are wrapped up in the seemingly simple things we hold dear. If you are seeking order in a cluttered world, we would love to talk with you about how we can help. Call us today for an assessment.