Have you hopped on the decluttering and organizing trend? Perhaps you’ve seen the Netflix shows featuring Marie Kondo and The Home Edit. If so, you might wonder if getting a Professional Organizer to help you clean out your home or office is worth the cost. Professional organizers don’t come cheap. But they do come with benefits. What is a Professional Organizer? As the name suggests, a professional organizer is an individual or team that comes to your home or office for the express purpose of helping you organize it. Some of them are very hands on; they have a system and they do the work for you. Others are more about teaching you how to organize in a way that works for you. If you do decide to hire a professional organizer, then it’s important that you find one that works in a way you appreciate. After all, if you can’t keep the place organized once they leave, then it’s definitely not worth the cost. What Does a Professional Organizer Cost? Rates vary drastically for hiring a professional organizer. The Home Edit works with celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria, so obviously their prices are probably out of your price range. What you’ll pay depends upon your location, the size of the job, and the organizer’s experience. That said, you should expect to pay between $50 and $100 per hour. When Is The Cost Worth It? Hiring a professional organizer can help you get a job done that you wouldn’t do otherwise. When you have a cluttered space, you have a cluttered mind. Therefore, getting things organized can end up giving your peace. Moreover, you might find yourself motivated to do more, which could translate into money. Additionally, sometimes you find big savings when you organize your home. Here are some of the times when the cost of hiring a professional organizer would be worth it: You Have a Big Space to Organize and Won’t Do It Yourself For example, let’s say that your garage is so cluttered that you can’t fit a car in it. Your car would last longer if it weren’t sitting out in the elements. Therefore, hiring a professional organizer to do the job for you may help you save on car costs in the long run. You Are Selling Your Home This is the scenario where hiring a professional will give you the most bang for your buck. Bringing someone in to help you cut down on the clutter and make your home look organized will result in higher offers, and more offers, for your home. Plus, you’ll be all organized when it’s time to actually move. You’re Moving, Even as a Renter During a move, there’s nothing worse than wasting time, space, boxes, and back muscles on moving stuff that you no longer need or want. Trust me. Before our last move, we had a basement full of things I had forgotten about and a moving truck that wasn’t big enough to fit […]
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