The official definition is this:
A professional organizer provides information, products and assistance to help individuals and businesses achieve their specific organizing needs.
But what this translates to in reality is that these organizing professionals guide, encourage and educate people on how to overcome their organizing challenges by offering support, focus and direction. Professional organizers are excellent listeners, non-judgmental and extremely dedicated to their clients. They help people do more in less time, with more energy. A professional organizer offers both consulting as well as hands-on organizing services, giving you the skills and tools you need to reduce stress and banish that awful feeling of being overwhelmed.
Like other professionals, many organizers have an area of specialization, and bring different areas of expertise, certifications and skills to the table.
The three broad service areas of professional organizing comprise:
- Small and home office
- Corporate organizing
Within those broader areas professional organizers may assist with time management, paper management, clutter control, chronic disorganization, coaching, behavior modification, space planning, filing, wardrobes, closet systems, event planning, errands, personal shopping, financial management, downsizing, packing/moving, records management, and so much more.
Some professional organizers work with specific populations such as, seniors, children, students, and people with ADD, hoarding issues or who are chronically disorganized. Some organizers specialize in specific niche professions such as healthcare/medical or legal offices. Others offer products, seminars and workshops on organizing or targeting a specific organizing subject.