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Organize + Energize: 7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organizer

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 

Is your disorganization spiraling out of control? Then it may be time to bring in some extra help.

Everybody is aware that you have to recognize that there is a problem before you can fix it. It’s okay to ask for help. We all do it in different areas in our lives. If you want to lose weight, you hire a personal trainer or nutritionist. If you are having issues in other areas of your life, you seek a therapist for help. Why not call an organizer to help you with your disorganization?

Here are 7 reasons you should hire a professional organizer:

You have hit your breaking point and can’t take it anymore.

You are stressed, stuck, overwhelmed, and exhausted due to your disorganization. You want to make a life change, and have realized that you can’t do it alone and need help.

A life-changing event has occurred and has caused a setback at work and at home.

You wake up one day and find yourself surrounded by clutter and disorganization. How did it get to this point? Your organized systems have now fallen apart and you haven’t been able to maintain the systems you initially developed. You may have recently moved and don’t feel settled in your new space. There may have been a death in the family, or you may have gone through a divorce. Are you expecting your first child and find that you need to get yourself organized before bringing a little one into the home?

You don’t have any working organized systems in place.

Getting organized is a process and it’s about creating working organized systems. If you don’t have any systems set up in the home and at the office, you will find yourself wasting time, money, and energy.

You consistently waste time searching for things.

When there is no structure or systems in place, items don’t have a designated spot. You find yourself always looking for something and usually taking more than 5 minutes to find it. This can be an exhausting process.

You are wasting money.

Along with wasting time, you will find if you don’t have those systems in place, you will waste money. Have you been purchasing duplicate items because you can’t find what you are looking for? Have you wasted money by paying bills late, forgetting to pay your bills, or paying late fees?

You are lacking the organizational skill set.

You want to get organized, but you don’t know where to begin. You just can’t figure out how to create working organized systems. It’s never too late to learn this skill set. Let a professional organizer teach you how to get organized.

Your living space or office is stressing you out!

You are living and working in chaos. We tend to create unnecessary stress for ourselves. We have enough stress that we can’t control in our lives. If you are disorganized, you will find you are creating unnecessary stress for yourself, a stress that can be avoided just by getting organized.

It’s never a bad time to get organized. You can start anytime. Don’t be embarrassed to hire a professional organizer. Every disorganized person functions the same way. Because there are no systems in place, the same patterns take place in every home and office.

You need a plan, because organizing is a process and it’s about setting up working organized systems that work for you and your family, not only to get you organized but also to keep you organized. If you feel you can’t handle it alone, just know you are not alone. Professional organizers can help you get your life back.

 

Kristin Carcieri-MacRae, the founder and owner of Organizing in RI, has always enjoyed finding creative ways to streamline the environment around her. She has appeared on air on Patricia Raskin's Positive Business Radio and her articles have been published in the Rhode Island Small Business Journal and New England Home Life. Kristin's CD, Organizing Basics, is a 1-hour guide for the person who wants to get organized but doesn't know where to start. She is also available for organizing workshops. Tune into her weekly radio show, Organize, Energize! on Mondays at 8:30am on www.talkstreamradio.com.

 

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Kristin MacRae

Kristin Carcieri-MacRae, the founder and owner of Organizing in RI, has always enjoyed finding creative ways to streamline the environment around her. She has appeared on air on Patricia Raskin's Positive Business Radio and her articles have been published in the Rhode Island Small Business Journal and New England Home Life. Kristin's CD, Organizing Basics, is a 1-hour guide for the person who wants to get organized but doesn't know where to start. She is also available for organizing workshops. Tune into her weekly radio show, Organize, Energize! on Mondays at 8:30am on www.talkstreamradio.com.

 
 

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