What is a Professional Organizer?

Glad you asked! According to NAPO (the National Association of Professional Organizers) “Professional organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. By designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills, they help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, their lives!”

What are these “tested principles” used by Professional Organizers? Julie Morgenstern, author of Organizing From the Inside Out teaches:  First ANALYZE the situation- what’s working, what’s not working? Second, STRATEGIZE, or plan what you will do. Third, ATTACK the project by following these 5 steps: (1) Sort, (2) Purge, (3) Assign a Home, (4) Containerize, (5) Equalize. (Think of the word “SPACE.”) Sound like gibberish? Never fear, your Professional Organizer will be there to guide you through this entire process and make it as easy and painless as it can possibly be!



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