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“I absolutely can’t find anything to wear!” Does this sound familiar to you? We stand there looking at a closet full of clothes, shoes, scarves, ties and belts, but we have nothing to wear. Wouldn’t it be amazing to just walk into your closet and easily find your favorite black pants and the perfect shirt to match, without a lot of stress or wasted time trying on a thousand different outfits?
Achieving and maintaining an organized closet is possible with the help of a professional closet organizer. While some of us can clean up the clutter in our closets on our own (maybe even make it look organized), we seem to lack the skill(s) to keep it that way. That is why people need to hire a closet organizer.
After all, we hire professionals in many other aspects of our lives (like professional trainers). Why? Because they know the tips and tricks of their trade: they are experts.
Professional closet organizers are full of tips, unique methods, and organization systems that can help us get organized and more importantly, stay organized. They are creative forces whose primary goal is to make our lives work better.
Let’s look at more reasons why we should hire a professional closet organizer and things to think about before hiring one:
Can you organize your own closet?
As mentioned above, some of us are capable of organizing on our own, but fast forward a few months later and once again we’re looking at a messy and disorganized closet, wondering what happened to our clean closet and how did you get this? road again?
This scenario happens to us over and over again because we are not experts in the craft of organizing. Professional organizers go through years of training and work experience to learn how to customize our wardrobe spaces into something functional and beautiful. They know the unique systems that must be put in place to organize us, and they know the triggers that cause us to accumulate clutter, and how to beat those triggers.
Some of us have challenges in life that prevent us from getting and staying organized, such as those with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or those who have hoarding tendencies, and some of us are too busy and stressed to do it alone. our account. own self. Professional organizers have specialized training in these life challenges; some organizers even have degrees in psychology and training in hoarding behaviors and ADHD.
Your first step should be to try to organize yourself. Get three boxes and mark them: throw away, donate, sell. When you feel stuck, hire a professional. They will walk into your closet and immediately know what systems and methods you need to get and stay organized. But first, let’s read more about the things to consider before hiring…
What will a professional closet organizer provide you?
Professional closet organizers are full of unique methods to help you keep your closet cluttered and priceless. Hiring an organizer is like hiring a coach. They orchestrate ways to empower you and help you excel at getting organized and staying organized.
The first thing a closet organizer can give you is peace of mind. It is very reassuring to know that someone is in control of your difficult situation and can help relieve your stress. Closet organizers can take our cluttered chaos closet and turn it into a dreamy designer walk-in closet. Today’s modern closet organizers are professional interior designers who literally think outside the box; they know how to use space you never imagined you had, creating amazing storage solutions that work.
They can also design your closet in a room that you will want to use. Essentially, they can make your closet an extension of your home, mimicking the rest of your interior style. An organizer can find space to set up that much-needed dressing table, or an elegant dressing room/living room, or a place to display all of your luxurious silk ties and leather handbags. You will be amazed at the clever and inventive ideas these professionals can generate.
We hear you, how much is this magic going to cost? We’ll get to the nitty-gritty of cost in a minute, but if cost is a concern, consider hiring a professional organizer to plan the layout and then let you implement it, saving you a lot of money, but adding to the time you’ll have to personally commit to the project. .
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How much does a professional closet organizer cost?
As with all professions, the cost varies. There are numerous ways that fees/costs can be structured. Some professional organizers charge by the hour, while others charge a flat fee based on the size of the project. With closet organization there are many factors to consider: time, effort, cost, materials, etc…
It is best to consult with some organizers to give you a cost estimate for your project. Start your search by going to the NAPO Directory where you can search for professionals in your local area (the NAPO directory covers 24 different countries).
While most organizers have a flat rate of $55 to $85 per hour, you should also consider the additional costs of materials that will be needed to complete the project and any possible hiring of outside contractors. Before you start any closet makeover, make sure you know all the costs up front.
A true professional organizer should be able to give you a fairly accurate price range before you start the project. Yes, there will be some unexpected costs (as with all home projects), so allow a little wiggle room in your budget. Don’t forget: a closet organizer can help you not only with your bedroom closet, but with EVERY closet in your house.
How to choose the right professional organizer
Allowing a complete stranger into one of the most private rooms in your home can be intimidating, and it takes a very special person to be able to walk into your home and tell you what you’re doing wrong, without insulting you.
The organizer you hire should have years of experience under their belt. They should be able to provide numerous references and images of completed projects. The most important thing is that he should hire the person who best fits his personality. It may sound silly, but you should hire the person you like best, because honestly, no matter how much you like them at first, when they start telling you to throw things away, they’ll start to dislike you.
There are a lot of questions to ask (see examples below), but there are a few basic questions that, when asked, will give you an idea of whether you’re hiring the right person. Essentially, closet organization is a very personal process – you don’t want anyone going through your personal belongings, so do a lot of research before you hire.
The best closet organizer is professional, friendly, well-trained, and there to educate you on how to achieve a more functional closet space.
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Here are some questions to ask your potential closet organizer:
- What are your areas of expertise?
- Are you certified?
- What training have you undergone?
- What supplies do you anticipate this project will need?
- Will this project require an outside contractor?
- What is your fee structure?
- How long will this project take?
- What should I do about this project?
- Do you have references and photos of previous projects?
Are you still standing there, looking at all the clothes in your closet and wondering what to wear? Well, get going and start your search for a professional closet organizer.
Start by allocating your assets into three boxes: throw away, donate, sell. Once this is accomplished, start your search for the ultimate organizer in his hometown.
Remember to choose a professional who has years of experience, lots of previous projects to show you, glowing references, and most importantly, someone you feel like you can get along with. For more closet inspiration, read this post of the 30 best closet ideas.
Are you ready to dive in and get organized? What room in your house needs the help of a professional organizer?