Are you the type of person who is constantly looking for your keys or can’t remember where you put your checkbook? If so, you might want to consider hiring a professional organizer before you move to a new home. Yes, hiring a professional organizer may seem like an unnecessary extra expense (and you’ve already got a lot of expenses due to the home move), but the service can actually save you money – not to mention make your life easier.
What do professional organizers do?
Obviously, a professional organizer is a person who comes into your home and brings the chaos to order. But there is more to the job than just putting things in their place, bringing in organization bins, or sorting items into “keep” and “toss.”
A good professional organizer will help you make long term changes to your life. They are adept at finding solutions you might not have thought of, such as helping you go paperless or figuring out the real value of their belongings.
Professional organizers are aware that you have sentimental attachments to your belongings and it isn’t always easy to toss them even if you never use them and the item has no monetary value. They can help you choose which items you really need to keep, or even find creative solutions. For example, if you are reluctant to throw out the ugly, damaged quilt that grandma gave you why not cut a square and frame it?
How professional organizers help before a move
Before moving to a new home, one of the most common pieces of advice is to get your home in order. You will need to get rid of all items that you don’t use, and also to put all items in their place. The fewer items you have to move, the less the move will cost and the faster it will go. When items are all in their right place, packing becomes much, much easier. You can pack items by room, which means that unpacking also becomes easier. Instead of having to run around returning those socks to their drawers (how did those socks get in with your china anyway?), you will have everything where it needs to be.
Is it worth it?
If you are really tired of having your life in chaos, then it is probably worth the cost of hiring a professional organizer. Bear in mind that moving is only going to make your life more chaotic, and that chaos will be transferred to your new home. Start the move on the right foot by hiring a professional organizer and you can save you from a lot of stress.
Because professional organizers help you purge and downsize, the cost of moving can be much cheaper. This may cover the cost of the professional organizer. Further, professional organizers also know exactly where to sell and donate your items; saving you time and helping you get extra cash for unwanted items.