5 Really Good Reasons to Work with a Professional Organizer

As a business professional, it may feel like you are juggling many tasks at once, all the time. While being more organized would certainly help you feel more productive (while preserving some sanity), you probably struggle with finding the time to get it all done. Am I right?

In order to free up your time to focus on the more important things in your life, you’re going to need to call for reinforcements. Here is a breakdown of benefits you might not realize you’ll receive by hiring a Professional Organizer to come in and save the day!

1. Experience & Training – A Professional Organizer is a professional, not a hobbyist. While most Professional Organizers are naturally gifted with the ability to be organized, there is more to this professional than just innate talent. A Professional Organizer is a business person, and as a business person, will have experience and training that extends beyond their natural ability to plan, sort and declutter. The ongoing training and experience a Professional Organizer gains over the course of their career enables them to be more effective in helping clients achieve their varied and personalized organizational goals.

2. Non- Judgmental – A Professional Organizer is non- judgmental. As a Professional Organizer, we know that life happens and therefore disorganization happens. Any Professional Organizer that is a member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) has been diligently trained in ethical best practices per the NAPO Code of Ethics, which you can read more about HERE. It is also important to note that as a Professional Organizer, all client information remains confidential between client and Professional Organizer. Tell that little voice in the back of your head to calm down, hiring a professional doesn’t mean enduring judgment.

3. Identify YOUR Unique Organizational Style – Being organized is not a one-size fits all. There are no hard and fast organizational rules that apply to every person or situation. While there are general guidelines that Professional Organizers follow to help direct the organizing process, a Professional Organizer will also have familiarity with different learning and organizational styles. A Professional Organizer will help you identify what your unique organizational style is and leverage that style to help you get organized. Feel confident about speaking up regarding what does (and doesn’t) work for you and trust that your Professional Organizer will be able to create a plan or environment that suits you and increases your productivity.

4. Customization – In addition to identifying your unique organizational style, a Professional Organizer will work with you to develop customized solutions specific to you or your business. Whether a Professional Organizer is working with you in your home, or in the context of a professional practice, they will leverage their skills, experience, and understanding of individual and group needs to customize solutions to achieve your specific goals.

5. Skills Transfer – While a Professional Organizer can come in and aid in the physical work of getting you organized, it is also their intention to teach you how to maintain organization moving forward. After identifying your organizational style and implementing a customized system, a Professional Organizer will teach you how to use this system to prevent backsliding after the session is over. They may point out potential pitfalls and encourage you to develop new habits or company-wide changes.

Hiring a Professional Organizer is about more than just clearing off your desk, it’s about making room in your space (and your mindset) to bring in more motivation and productivity than ever before. It’s also an opportunity to create a process for organization designed specifically for you and the way you function.

This is just some of the value you can get when partnering with GetReorganized.com™. If you’d like more tips, advice or suggestions on how to be more productive and organized, sign up for our FREE newsletter by emailing info@getreorganized.com.

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How Moving Pods are Making the World a Better Place

Want to know how you can make the world a better place?

Here’s a suggestion: Stop stressing out about moving and consider using a moving pod the next time you’re on the move.

Not sure what I’m talking about?

Good. That’s what this article is all about. I’m going to tell you what a moving pod is, how it works, and the pros and cons of using one.

Let’s get started…

So what is a moving pod and what does it look like? Here’s a pic… look familiar?

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You’ve probably seen one of these boxes in your neighborhood or on the streets of your city.

So how do they work?

The process is actually pretty simple. There are quite a few moving container companies (so do your research in finding one), but they all usually follow a simple 5-step process.

Step 1: Deliver container to your home

After you choose a company to work with, your moving container will be delivered to your home…. How nice is THAT!?

This means you don’t have to hustle down to the truck lot, stand in a weird room full of boxes and tape, and pick up your “reserved” moving truck that’s usually bigger or smaller than you thought it was going to be. On top of the convenience of curbside service, you don’t have to worry about driving a ginormous truck.

Step 2: Fill the container at your own pace

This step is nice because you can take your time packing your moving pod. You no longer have to worry about getting everything done before it’s time to return the truck to the lot or refill it with gas.

Ok, but how long do they really give you to pack up your moving pod?

How long you can keep the pod in front of your home is up to the company you choose to work with. Depending on your needs, you’ll want to ask for clarification. Also, if you live in an urban setting, don’t forget about the rules and regulations in your city on leaving a giant tin box on the street if you don’t have a driveway to put it in.

Organizing Tip: Read up on how to pack a moving container (ah-hem, or hire a professional organizer to do it for you!) to ensure everything is transferred safely and doesn’t move around or break during transport.

Step 3: Call for pick-up

Ring, ring… yes, my pod is ready for pick-up. Thank you.

Wow. THAT was exhausting.

That’s if for Step 3. They will schedule a time to come pick up your moving pod right from in front of your house!

Step 4: Deliver container to determined location (or store at facility)

Wait. What?

My moving pod magically appears at my new home on the other side of the country and that’s it??

Yep. That’s it.

You also have the option of storing your packed moving pod (which is pretty cool) if there’s a gap in time between Point A and Point B.

Ok, that ‘s cool, but what if I need something from my container while it’s in storage?

Again, that’s something you’ll want to talk to your company about (and be mindful of how much time you’ll need to keep your pod in storage because the cost can add up). For the most part, you can retrieve something if you need it from your pod with a simple phone call. That being said, you will probably want to keep your valuables and the everyday things you might need with you. I recommend preparing for any big move with a moving survival kit; planning ahead is always the best course of action.

Step 5: Unpack at your leisure (or hire a professional organizer to do it!)

Voila! That’s it! You’ve made it to the fifth and final step. You can now take your time unpacking just like you did when you were packing up your moving pod.

And THAT’S how moving pods are making the world a better place! Who knew?

If this article wasn’t enough and you want further help navigating the moving process, give me a call! I can help you figure out what your best options are (moving pod, moving company, friend’s truck) and help streamline the packing and unpacking process, or even organize your moving pod for you!

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Organization Motivation: New Year, New You?

I want to share my favorite quote and one that inspires me to trudge on and stay the course towards achieving my goals. When setting big expectations of ourselves, it’s important to keep it real in terms of how long it really takes to get there. While New Year resolutions are great, not all resolutions take a single year to accomplish!

If you’ve decided to set a big goal for yourself this year, I hope you can find inspiration, like I do, in the words of Earl Nightingale aka “The Dean of Personal Development.”

The biggest and BEST accomplishments take time– they don’t happen over night.  Like Earl says: Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to #GetItDone stand in your way.

If your resolution this year  is to finally get ORGANIZED…. you know who to call 🙂

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Organization Motivation: Power Over The Present

As we move further in to 2017 and our resolutions are still strong, it can’t help but feel like this quote is alive and well — stick to it and push on!

Bye-bye past, hello present!

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What Do I Do With This?? Decluttering Guide Cards

When decluttering a room or a closet it helps to have some options about what you should do with your stuff.  It's not always easy letting things go, or knowing why and when to let things go. These Decluttering Guide Cards will help you identify what to do with items as you declutter your closet, garage, attic, or office.

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