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What is a Professional Organizing Consultant?

A professional organizing consultant is an individual who creates customized solutions to increase the efficiency of any home, office or individual based on their specific needs. They are experts in enhancing people's lives.  Professional organizing consultants design specific systems to suit their clients, teach them organizing skills and help people and businesses take control of the environment they live in, maximize their time and resources and finding a balanced fulfilling life.

Professional organizing consultants are generally self-employed, and may subcontract or employ other professional organizers. Find out what you need from a professional organizing consultant.

Professional Organizing Consultant Services

Find out what a professional organizing consultant can offer you

Services that an organizing consultant may offer can range from designing a space efficient closet to coordinating a cross-country move. For residential clients, a professional organizing consultant might offer room-by-room space redesign and reorganization, estate organization, improved systems for managing  paperwork and computer files, ways to manage personal finances and other records, and/or coaching in time-management and goal-setting to achieve a more fulfilling and rewarding life.

In business settings, an organizing consultant assists in increasing productivity and profitability with improvements in paper-filing and storage, electronic organizing, work-flow systems, employee time-management, space design, and more.

Professional organizing consultants may be specialized to work with specific populations, such as those with Attention Deficit Disorder, the chronically disorganized "packrats", children, seniors or students

In summary services a professional organizing consultant may include:

  • Time management, goal setting, and personal inventory process life management.
  • Residential organizing including closet design and reorganization, space planning, purging, and organizing of garages, attics, and basements, errands and personal shopping, storage solutions, repairs and maintenance, decorating, renovations, interior design, organizing of collections, memorabilia, and photographs, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, family rooms, garage sales, gifting, and house staging in preparation for a sale.
  • Event/meeting planning and co-ordination.
  • Computer software and consulting, including support, set-up, and design of systems.
  • Public speaking, seminars and workshops, education and training.
  • Human resources support/consulting, including assessments, job descriptions, new-hire orientation kits, employee manuals, policy and procedure manuals, training manuals, performance reviews, corporate values, and general organization of staff.
  • Office organizing including needs analysis and action plans, purging, de-cluttering and organizing, filing systems, paper management, purchasing of office supplies and equipment, space planning, processes and paper/work flow, information and records management, storage areas, and moving/relocations.

Determining What you Need from a Professional Organizing Consultant

To get the most return on your investment and make the most of your time with your professional organizing consultant, it pays to know exactly what you need help with.

For example, you may be overwhelmed with a messy garage that you can barely walk through.  You have boxes piled high and everywhere and you would really like to use your garage as it was intended for: to park your car.  Do you need help sorting through the boxes? Do you need expert advice on how and where to store the belongings you want to keep?  Do you know where you want to put things? Do you know what to do with the items that you want get rid of?

Perhaps you decide you need someone to help you with the sorting and purging. Do you want them to help you through the entire task, or do you just want someone to get you started with the process? Are you willing to do "homework" if it is assigned to you? After you've have figured out your needs, write them down. This will help you when you start interviewing prospective professional organizing consultants.

Learn more about what organizing services can do for you and what to expect.

Inquire to find a professional organizer in your area.

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