What is it? What do Professional Organizers do?
I found myself thinking about this and decided to write about it from my point of view. There’s a difference between a Professional Organizer and someone who comes to clean your home. Housekeepers clean your space, sometimes also putting things back where they belong. Professional Organizers, as the name suggests, are professionals in organizing spaces. But that is not just putting things back where they were or just getting rid of items. It's more than that. Our goal is to change your space, not only temporarily, to make it easier for you to find and see things. So you know where that cookbook is. And you know that you have four pair of boots and five brown t-shirts. And you know that you already have enough cans of soup for a year and you don't need to buy it again.
We create systems. Systems that work for you, with the mission of making your life easier and more productive, so you can save time and money. I believe that a neat place brings you to a calm, relaxed mood, decreasing stress hormone levels, improving your overall health. This way, you can breath and think better, which will lead you to increase your productivity and give you more time and energy to spend on things that matter to you.
How people end up as Professional Organizers?
Everyone has their own story. In my case, I see puzzles everywhere, and organizing to me is like solving a puzzle and it's fun. I used to rearrange the shelves from grocery stores when I was a kid, and the first thing I do when I arrive at a hotel (or cruise) is unpack and organize my closet for the next days. I mean, I actually have a longer list of reasons why I chose to become a professional organizer, but I won't bore you with that. I'll add just this: one of the things that make me happy in life is to feel useful, to feel like I'm making a difference and helping someone. Organizing brings makes me feel useful while solving puzzles. I found my job-soulmate. And yes, my house is tidy as it can be, and I still move things around when grocery shopping. :)
I'm Izabelle, and I'm a Professional Organizer based in Frederick, Maryland. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org