Silly Me! I’ve been a Professional Organizer for several years now and until now, my marketing has been micro-focused… addressing topics that are near and dear to my heart. But since moving to Myrtle Beach last year and talking with current/potential clients, I’ve learned something very important… something I took for granted. Many people don’t know what a Professional Organizer does. When they hear the term, they immediately think of the tv show “Hoarders” and think I only work with people who suffer from the extreme, compulsive hoarding disorder. This cannot be further from the truth.
So this month seems like the perfect time to address this very question. It’s the beginning of a new season and of a new school year when people have a renewed interest in learning and education. And since there are various directions in which a Professional Organizer can specialize, I will address just a few of the key areas in which I help my clients.
According to NAPO (National Association of Organzing and Productivity professionals), there are 2 main categories: Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant. NAPO defines them as follows:
Who is a typical client? Only a small percentage of my clients have no organizing systems in place when they hire me. The reason they hire me because they are too busy, too tired, too overwhelmed or too confused to do it on their own. They’re very smart people. They want/need a jump start to get from their current situation in order to achieve their goal(s) and are not afraid to ask for help. They understand that this is an investment which will help them make long-term improvements in the quality of their life and help them transition from being overwhelmed to empowered. Did I say they were smart? I take it back… they’re brilliant!
“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterdays junk” – Louise Smith