So, Mariah here… yep, hello! <waving enthusiastically>
I have something to say that I’m really excited about.
I am formerly known as the messy sister, cluttery roommate , and un-tidy wife (formerly is a loose term, I could still be known as these things, but let’s not make it awkward). I just wanted to let you know of my resume in the real world before you take any advice from me about hiring an organizer. This area of expertise is not one I come by naturally, or unnaturally, for that matter. This is important to know because it means I justified not being organized for far too long! It’s also important to know because when you’re not good at something, you should hire or get help from someone that is good at that thing! Yes, ask for help. Hire help, even.
I could end there, that’s really all I need to say, but in full disclosure since we’re referring to resumes, I’m nothing if not thorough. So, here are some compelling reasons why hiring a pro organizer ought to be your next best move in achieving the next best version of you.
You Will Save Money! I know, sounds crazy, right? But it’s true. You’ll of course have the initial investment in the bins, organizers, and the wages for your organizer, but you will save money in the end. Here’s how:
You’ll know what to buy and won’t buy excess because everything is labeled!
Everything will have a place, so you’ll be less likely to impulse buy things that you don’t normally buy because they won’t have a place to go!
You’re more aware of what you’ve wasted when you purge, so you’ll be less likely to waste again. Now when I shop I have a visual of where everything goes, so my natural question when I’m standing in front of something at Target, that I think I really need, is “where will this go?” If I can’t immediately conjure up the space it will take up, or what it will replace, I don’t buy it. I’ll catch you next time, random, cute thing at Target.
It will Cause a Snowball Effect! I have seen this first hand and I’m super in love with this unexpected side effect. Since hiring my pro organizer I have tackled several other spaces in my house & I didn’t die, and it didn’t take me all weekend! I literally can not believe how simple it can be. Organizing tends to put me in overwhelm real quick — I mean, what do I put together??, what do I label it??, and how is it all gonna fit??— but because she was here with me and we tackled several spaces together all in one day, I feel confident in conquering my other spaces. I saw disarray in my lazy Susan cupboard the other day & immediately pulled it all out, ditched things I didn’t want & had it all back together & organized within 30 minutes! It’s like magic, I tell ya!
It Makes it So Easy to Maintain the System! Everyone in this house can read & that really is the only requirement to make this system work. Every bin is labeled, so everyone knows where to put things and it stays just as sparkly organized as it was the first day (and me threatening them with their lives may have something to do with it, but I’m still a good Mom, I promise).
It Clears Up Space in Your Mind! Honestly, I saved the best for last on this one. When you clean up the clutter in your physical space, your mind mirrors that and becomes more clear as well. It’s like a re-set for your life and you’ll feel more energy and more drive to move toward things you’ve been meaning to do. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that since my organizer was here I’ve taking up exercising again. It’s been months and months since I’ve had a regular routine, and here I am getting it done again. I am a wholehearted believer in “When you move one part of your life forward, all other parts benefit.” It’s like they say “A rising tide lifts all boats.”
Get out there and lift some boats! Not literal boats, but the figurative ones. Your kids, for instance. They need lifting. Not literally lifting, but the figurative kind of lifting. And we could keep going in circles like this forever. Stop the insanity, and get yourself organized. You know that you sigh every time you open that pantry (or bathroom cupboard, or linen closet, or game closet) because you keep meaning to get to it. All your justifications aren’t getting you anywhere. There are people out there that can help. Use their help; hire an organizer.
You can thank me later.
And yes, that’s my pantry pictured at the top. Despite my best efforts, I have not been able to figure out how to reside in there permanently, but every time I open the door you can be assured that I cue Aladdin & start singing about ‘unbelievable sights’ and ‘indescribable feelings!’ A hundred thousand things to see…hold your breath, it gets better!
Here’s to your WHOLE NEW WORLD,