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What to Ask When Hiring a Professional Organizer

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Ask These 3 Key Questions to Avoid Disappointment & Frustration!

Even with the best intentions, it’s easy to neglect home organization projects. Things pile up in closets, basements, and attics, and it’s easier to shut the door than commit a weekend to sort out the clutter.

At Closet & Storage Concepts in Boston, MA, we know that installing a custom closet, home office, or garage storage system can be a life-changer for many homeowners. But sometimes you need a little extra help and encouragement to get started down the road to a clutter-free life. Working with a professional organizer can be a great way to tackle your projects and find the motivation to stick to an organization strategy over time.

If you’ve considered hiring a professional organizer, ask yourself the following questions first so you are sure to find the right person for the job. professional closet organizer and stylist

Do I need a professional organizer?

Getting your home organized can be a huge investment of time and emotional energy. It can feel overwhelming, and a professional can help you not only carve out the time to get started, but also take an objective look at your things. Whether you need help from in the basement or the rafters, or just in one small area of your home, a professional organizer can help anyone lacking the motivation to get started.

How do I hire a professional organizer?

The National Association of Professional Organizers is a great resource to find professionals in the Boston area. Before you reach out to anyone, make sure you have clearly defined what you hope to accomplish and communicate those goals to the candidate. Also, be sure to ask questions about their specialties and process. Some organizers focus on specific areas, such as kitchens or filing systems.

It’s also important that you connect with this person. Get together for a consultation and be sure to contact their references. You’ll be spending a fair amount of time together, and you want to make sure your personalities mesh.

What can I expect from the experience?

Even if you can only afford an hour of the organizer’s time, it can be a worthy investment. A professional organizer can help you in any phase of the process, from devising a strategy to executing all the work for you. Having a clear understanding of your budget and goals before getting started will help you get the most out of the experience.

After you’ve enlisted the help of a professional organizer, give yourself time to get used to the new system. Don’t be afraid to follow-up if something isn’t working. The whole family will need to adapt to new systems, and sometimes that can be a work in progress.

Once you’ve gotten professional advice and developed a strategy, it might be time to install custom storage in your home. Contact the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Boston for a free in-home consultation. We serve the entire Boston MetroWest areas including Medfield and Hopkinton. We’re ready to help you realize your organization goals. Stop by our Franklin studio to learn more.

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