How do I find a professional organizer?
The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has a ton of professional organizers and it can be difficult to figure out who you want to hire to help you. The positive of this is that even with a simple google search you can find several people in your area that can help you, however when you hire an organizer, this is someone that you’re going to be giving access to your home and your personal belongings, so you don’t want to just hire the first name that you see online. In this article we are going to give you some tips on how you can find a professional organizer that you trust and that will be more likely to give you a good experience than simply picking the first name that appears on google:
One of the first places you should look for any business you’re not familiar with is their reviews. You want to see what people that have used this service before have to say and look for any potential red flags. This will give you an idea of what to expect from them and any business that has been around for a while and treating people well should have a good amount of reviews.
Ideally, you want someone close to your home to work with. This will reduce how much the organizer charges per hour because of less travel time. Also, they will probably be more flexible with their timeslots/availability because the travel time isn’t a concern for them. It just makes the process much easier overall.
Take some time to look at the work the person has done before, this should be featured on their website. If they have done work similar to what they want, you to do that’s a good sign but overall, they should have a good portfolio for you to look at and that will let you know what quality of work you can expect from them.
Another good sign of a good professional is whether they are certified or not. This shows two things: 1) It shows that they have some knowledge in the field that they are certified in. 2) It shows that they are willing to invest in themselves and they are taking their business seriously. People that do this are more likely to do good work and more likely to treat their clients well.
Have a free consultation
Lastly, you should look for a professional organizing consultation with the person. This gives you a chance to talk to them face to face and get a feel for them in person. If you like everything you find online about them then the next step is to talk to them and if that goes well, you can be confident that the person you’re hiring will do a good job. While talking to them you should aim to get a feel for what work they have done in the past as well as get the details of time slots, pricing, etc.
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