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What is Professional Organizer & Why Hire One?

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Woman organizing a drawer in a bathroom.

Welcome to the fabulous world of Professional Organizing!

Here, everything is in its place, your mind and home are calm, and the weight of clutter is lifted from your shoulders. I will be your guide today, as we learn about how you too can live in this utopia!

For Control The Chaos, the definition of a Professional Organizer is a person who can help you organize the physical and digital spaces in your life. It's a goal that changes and adapts depending on your individual needs but always puts you first as we collaborate on building your vision of an organized home.

You may already be familiar with what a Professional Organizer is thanks to shows and books like Marie Kondo and The Home Edit. These shows offer great insight into how a Professional Organizer can help transform a client's home, but through the use of "tv magic," it is often done with unrealistic budgets and timeframes.

Stuck in reality, without the benefit of fun camera tricks and slick editing, we know the difficulty of keeping a home organized. In this, as in so many areas of our lives, there are clear benefits to getting help from Certified individuals, skilled in providing homes, businesses, and working professionals with organizing strategies and services.

You've seen the amazing before/after transformation photos on social media, or maybe even been brave enough to implement those Pins you've saved on Pinterest! But after you've seen little to no improvement, these efforts to take control start to feel pointless. So, why spend the money to hire a Professional Organizer? Below are three (3) great reasons a Professional Organizer is worth the investment!


Reclaim Work/Home Balance

Re-creating the division between work/school and home has been even more challenging for homeowners since 2020. The loss of dedicated space, especially in smaller households, has led to an increase in disorganized and cluttered homes. As homes become more cluttered, it doesn’t just affect our physical space, but also our mental health, increasing stress levels and anxiety about one’s living situation.

As clutter continues to build, more time is needed to address it. This creates a cycle of growing chaos that many families find hard to break.

So why hire a Professional Organizer? We are experts in time and space management! Using creative solutions, organizing expertise, and personalized recommendations, a Professional Organizer will always strive to leave you feeling both relaxed and productive in their homes.


Efficient Decluttering Strategies

Frustration! This is one of the most common emotions most homeowners feel when trying to tackle clutter on their own. Those stacks of papers or piles of clothes seem like they would take forever to remove when trying to fit them into your busy day-to-day schedule.

It can be intimidating and in some cases, overwhelming. Chipping away at it little by little feels like no progress is being made. Eventually, you give up altogether, undoing all that hard work you've already done.

So why hire a Professional Organizer? We can dedicate 100% of our time and energy to completing the decluttering activities! A Professional Organizer has the skills to intertwine proven organizing strategies with your vision/needs to clear, clean, categorize and organize the space both efficiently and effectively. Remember, YOU are always in control. The Professional Organizer is there to work with you and provide recommendations, but YOU provide all final decisions on items to be kept, donated, or tossed throughout the process.


Long Term Success

So, you've implemented a couple of strategies but now, a month later, you're back to square one. Why are the clothes back in that same pile on the floor? And how did that DVD get mixed in on the bookshelf?

When you do finally have the desire to try organizing again, you are overwhelmed with the plethora of recommendations and advice out there, much of it different, some of it contradictory, and all of it built for someone else's life. It's not long until you feel defeated and demotivated once again.

So why hire a Professional Organizer? We will tailor the advice and help to what works for you! We don't just tell you what to do, we listen to what you want, and find the best way to get it done for good. When the project is done, the client will get everything needed to maintain the space long-term. The simple maintenance strategies you will learn along the way will save your household both time and money.

Unlike internet advice from strangers, a Professional Organizer will leave you with a long-term plan, feeling excited as ever to start living organized.


Organizing is not a "one size fits all" lifestyle, and the expertise, services, and methodology of Professional Organizers can come in many shapes and forms. As a client, the most important thing to remember is that the Organizer is there to help YOU with your needs. Ultimately, the experience should be stress-free, leaving you with a home you can fall in love with all over again!


Ready to get started?

So am I! Please check out the services listed here to find the perfect organizing package to meet your needs.

Fill out the form here to arrange your complimentary 30-minute consultation with me, a Certified Professional Organizer, today!

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About the Author: Brittany Smith lives in Ottawa, Canada with her husband and feline furbaby Zoey. She is a Certified Professional Organizer, Owner, and Founder of Control the Chaos, a Professional Organizing business that provides personalized in-home, virtual and digital organizing services aimed at transforming anyone's chaos into calm.

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