For the month of October, we’re celebrating Halloween and talking about the ‘scariest’ kinds of clutter. This week, we’re going intangible. We tend to focus so much on our tangible clutter, we miss the emotional clutter that causes it!
Over the years and working with many clients, I’ve identified the three scariest parts of reaching out to (and working with) a professional organizer.
Fear of Judgement
‘I’m so scared to let you in the house!’ ‘Don’t look in my closet!’ ‘Do you really need to look in my kitchen cabinets?!’ ‘I’m sure this is the worst house you’ve ever seen!’ ‘Do you think I’m a hoarder?’
I get one of these almost every single time I walk into a prospective client’s home. For some reason, people turn disorganization into a character trait. It’s not – it’s a skill set that must be learned. You likely don’t feel judged if you have a CPA do your taxes – they know the process better! It’s no different here. As a colleague once said, ‘We don’t see the clutter. We’re looking for the cause and the possible solutions.’
Fear of Cost
Is hiring an organizer cheap? No, it’s not. Many of us have invested time and money into building our businesses and continual professional development. What’s more expensive? Not calling in a professional when you’ve tried and tried and can’t do it on your own. So you stay stuck in both physical and emotional clutter, which negatively impacts your family’s lives.
We have packages from$175 – $1225. Give us a call and we’ll work with you to get you where you need to be. Don’t let cost be what stops you from improving your life.
Fear of Change
Some clients I meet aren’t ready for the change that is required to maintain any organizational system. You won’t get fit if you join the gym, but never go, right? It’s a lifestyle change that requires consistency. Same with getting and staying organized. If you’re not ready to change, it won’t work. If you are ready to change the way you see your stuff and your decisions, it’s time to call. As Henry Ford put it: ‘If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.’