How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Home Organizer?
For some of us, organization just doesn’t come naturally. We have the best intentions, but we find ourselves with too much stuff and nowhere to put it. Our closets are messy and stuffed, our junk drawer keeps collecting new items and we can’t find what we need when we need it.
A professional organizer can design systems to organize your home and then teach you how to keep the space organized. A professional might organize one room - say your closet, the garage, the attic - or the entire house. He or she can help you organize paperwork and photos, manage your finances and teach you how to better organize your time.
In a business setting, a professional can design organizing systems for office supplies and equipment. He or she can assist with paper filing, electronic document organization, work flow, time management and more.
Home Organizer Rates
Most professional organizers charge $50-$100 an hour. The rate is determined largely by the experience of the organizer, but geographic location also plays a role. Always ask for an estimated number of project hours before agreeing to any work.
If you’re on a budget, it’s best to tackle one project at a time. Hire a professional organizer to take on the most important organization task - usually the problem that causes you to lose the most time or the one that causes you the most frustration. Tackling one problem at a time will help you stay within a reasonable budget and spread out costs.
Choosing a Home Organizer
Professional organizers come from all sorts of backgrounds. Most people are attracted to the field because organization comes naturally to them, and they enjoy it. Professional organizers are not required to be certified, but some have the Certified Professional Organizer designation under the National Association of Professional Organizers.
More importantly, it’s important to choose a personal organizer who takes the time to ask the right questions and completely understand your needs. You should feel an ease of communication with the organizer. Never hire someone until you’re sure they understand your ideas and can translate those into actionable plans.
Finally, keep in mind that some personal organizers specialize in certain types of jobs. Hiring someone who specializes in the type of project you want will lead to better results. An organizer might specialize in business organization or walk-in closets. Some organizers are specialize in working with clients with attention deficit disorder.
Author: Ashley Smith