Have you ever considered hiring a professional organizer? Do you think you could benefit from advice from a home organizer or professional clutter coach? If you’ve ever thought about getting legitimate help with your home or space, this post talks about the top 5 reasons why it’s a good idea to hire a professional organizer.

I’ve been working as a professional organizer for 20+ years. Each day is a new adventure and experience. Every client I interact with has a unique background, outlook, hobby, and personal style. Everyone is different which means every personal organizer custom tailors their strategy based on the client. There are several common reasons why someone would reach out for professional household organizing services.

What Does a Professional Organizer Do?

You might be wondering what exactly a professional organizer is and what their job entails. Simply put, a Professional Organizer is a person who is trained to come into your space and help you organize physical or digital spaces in your life. This could be a specific space like a garage or a storage unit, or it could be your entire home.

Professional Organizers will come up with a strategy based on what your organizing needs are and the amount of stuff you have. They are also called home organizers or clutter coaches.

Many people think that it’s a simple or easy task to enter someone’s home and just throw away their things and help them get clean-up. That is NOT what a professional organizer does. A good home organizer takes into consideration the things that matter to you, the size of your space, the amount of clutter you have, and much more.

Their job is to enter a home and get it organized in a short and quick period of time to help you avoid decision fatigue and burnout and to get you on track to living a healthier and more organized life.

5 Reasons Why Hiring a Professional Organizer is Worth It

Now that you know what a home organizer is, let’s talk about why hiring a professional organizer is not only worth it, but it’s highly recommended, especially if you are already overwhelmed with the organizing task in front of you.

If you prefer to watch my YouTube video on hiring a professional organizer, click the video below. Otherwise, keep scrolling to read on!

1. Experiencing a Major Life Change

Were you feeling in control and organized until a big life change forced you to think differently about your space and priorities? Oftentimes, a major life change can throw things out of whack and cause chaos and disorganization.

Some of these life changes can include:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Death of a loved one
  • Blending two households
  • Expecting a new baby
  • Retirement
  • Job change
  • Becoming an empty nester
  • Major medical diagnosis
  • Change in abilities

These are times you need to reevaluate your priorities, time management, and the way your home is organized. Hiring a Professional Organizer can help you with a huge transition like this and make things easier on you mentally, physically, and emotionally. Besides, you already have enough on your plate with your huge lifestyle change!

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2. Maybe You Just Feel Stuck

You know you need to declutter and organize your home if you tend to lose things, miss appointments, or are frustrated with the general state of things.

But maybe you don’t know where to start and feel completely overwhelmed by the process. A planning session with a Professional Organizer provides motivation and direction.

If you’re not ready to have a professional organizer over to your home right now, check out my video on creating the PERFECT home organizing plan (or read the blog post here).

You can also get my FREE home organizing roadmap to help you get started.

3. Moving or Renovating Your Home

Moving into a new space or renovating your current home creates a unique opportunity for a fresh start. You have to pack all your things up anyway, so you might as well take advantage of hiring a Professional Organizer instead of hiring movers to pack all your clutter into boxes.

Instead, before you put clutter into a box, organizer things with a Professional Organizer. Together, you can decide what you should move with you and what should be donated to a charity thrift store or sold instead.

A Professional Organizer can help you eliminate clutter before your move and help you use your new space more efficiently. This is especially true if you are a senior downsizing into a smaller home. This is a time to sort through your belongings and just move the essentials into that smaller more manageable space. 

4. You Need Your Home Cleared Out Fast!

You may need your whole house decluttered very quickly. If you are putting your house or a loved one’s house on the market, if you are experiencing a health crisis, or if you need clutter removed before an urgent home repair, time is of the essence.

In these cases, you will want to hire a Professional Organizer who is also an experienced project manager and has a team of organizers. With my team, I can clear out most houses in a few days to a few weeks depending on the size of the home and the amount of clutter. It is possible to clear out a home very quickly, but without professional help and a team of people who know what they are doing it will be very difficult.

Related Content: How to Downsize a Home in 5 Days

5. You and Your Family Want to Learn to be Organized

The fifth reason and my personal favorite is that you want to learn how to organize or teach your children organizing skills. We aren’t often taught how to organize in school and you may have picked up bad habits from your parents.

Let your Professional Organizer know that you are interested in learning the decluttering and organizing process as well as understanding the habits of an organized lifestyle.  Hiring a professional Organizer is like having a personal tutor teach you new skills in your home, and as a bonus, they also transform your kitchen, closet, or office.

Not ready to call a pro? To create the perfect home organizing plan at home watch this video or read the Blog “Create an Effective Home Organizing Plan”


If you’re someone who LOVES organizing, consider starting your own organizing business.

Get a copy of my free guide “Professional Organizer’s Launch Guide” HERE.

There are many things to consider when starting an organizing business including:

  • When will I name my business?
  • Where will I find clients?
  • How do I become an organizer?
  • Do I need to be certified to get started?
  • How will I structure my business?

You have come to the right place!

When you are ready to start your own professional organizing business, check out all my courses on working as a home organizer. My course bundle has the best prices on courses so that you can create and market your organizing business and design a system of organization that will work with all your clients no matter how small or large their volume of clutter is! Check out the course bundle here: Online Boot-Camp for Organizing Bosses

You can also check out my other blogs on how to start a home organizing business:

Happy Organizing!