Updated: Dec 14, 2021
If you’re unsure if they should be hiring a professional organizer this article will be a self-assessment guide for you. It’s not uncommon for people to be naturally untidy, unorganized, and to live in a messy home. Some people simply don’t enjoy the work, some people struggle to find the time and some people just don’t know how to begin. A study by the Huffington Post found that as much as 84% of Americans worry that their homes aren’t organized enough and as much as 55% of people say that it’s a big cause of stress. So you’re not alone if you feel like you need help in this area. Here are some things that you should think about if you’re considering hiring a professional organizer:
1) Do you feel stressed when you look at your room
As mentioned above roughly 55% of people feel stressed because their homes were disorganized. Studies have shown that people that live in disorganized homes are much more likely to be overweight and they tend to have trouble sleeping. There’s a connection between the physical space you live in and how clear and organized your mind will be. So if you constantly go home and you feel stressed or annoyed with the state of your home then you may want to consider hiring a professional organizer to help you get that fixed.
2) Have you been saying you would get organized but never did it
One of the objections that people have to hiring a professional is that “I can do it myself”. While it may be true in some situations if you have been saying this for weeks, months, or even years it may be time to acknowledge that it’s not going to happen. Procrastination is a normal part of being human and it happens more often with things that we don’t do often because it takes more mental energy to learn how to do something the first time. If you have never properly organized your home, it may be worthwhile to hire someone to help you and once you get that initial work done you can focus on doing the upkeep yourself.
3) Are you having trouble sleeping or focusing at home
Research has found that it’s more difficult to get a good night’s sleep if your room is disorganized. It’s also more difficult to focus when there are multiple things in your peripheral vision. The reason for this is that it takes mental energy for your brain to ignore items that are in your line of sight. The more items that the brain needs to ignore the more energy it requires and this makes it more difficult for you to focus.
4) Are you expecting a baby?
You may be familiar with the term baby-proofing your home, this simply means making the home safe and comfortable for both the baby and the new mother. This can include things like covering up electric sockets, building the baby crib, moving around items so that it’s within easier reach for the mother, soundproofing the room so the baby doesn’t wake up easily at night, etc.
5) Do you work from home?
A home office is a great investment if you’re someone that works from home regularly. Having a proper home office will allow you to focus and be more productive with the work that you do and having a formal home office allows you to deduct more from your taxes at the end of the year.
6) Do you have elderly family members?
Last on this list is to consider doing it for your elderly family members. As we get older we get significantly weaker and even doing routine tasks like going to the bathroom, getting out of the bathtub, and climbing the stairs can be dangerous. Having your home modified to fit the needs of elderly people is a good way to limit the possibility of an accident occurring.
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