You have two options for organizing yourself: you can do it yourself or hire a professional organizer. Most professional organizing companies limit themselves to taking care of closets or garages, leaving the rest of the house up to you.
Some companies can help you with custom cabinets for living rooms, kitchens, or bathrooms, and their professional designers can help you with pricing and material selection. But this type of help has little or nothing to do with organizing principles.
Evaluate each of the areas you are considering organizing and determine which is causing the most distress; start by organizing this. If you seek outside help, make a list of specific requirements that you consider vital, such as:
- good use of space
- protection of your property
- your own peace of mind
It’s a good idea to consult two or three different organizing companies before choosing one. And do some research on your own to gain as much knowledge as possible on the subject. The more information and strategies you absorb, the better the results will be.
Remember, you have the final say on every decision. Do not automatically give in to every recommendation from the representative unless you understand and agree with the reasoning.
You will regret it later if you simply hand the matter over to a consultant. You must be involved since only you know your needs and preferences.