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Tuesday
Sep222015

How To Choose A Professional Organizer That's Right For You

Having just returned from a wonderful ICD conference with over 150 diverse and talented professional organizers attending from around the world, I can understand the challenge potential clients have in choosing an organizer to work with. There are so many great choices. Combine the wide array of organizers along with many other factors to consider like expertise and availability, selecting the “right” organizer might feel overwhelming.

Are you ready hire a professional organizer? Do you want to experience success with your organizing goals? Are you confused about what questions to ask?

Wonder no more. In the recent video, How to Choose A Professional Organizer That's Right for You, John Hunt interviewed me for Smead’s Keeping You Organized series. I shared many questions to help you find an organizer that will be a great fit. We focused on questions about assessment, indicators, availability, research, intuition, and education or experience.

 

How To Choose A Professional Organizer

 

What question do you find most helpful for ensuring a successful fit? If you’ve hired an organizer, which question was most important for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Come join the conversation.

 

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (4)

Always a pleasure listening to you Linda. I congratulate you for this interview for Smead and also for the success achieved at ICD conference. I hope next year join you at Portland.

September 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNacho Eguiarte

Thank you so much, Nacho for your words of support. I know you're a big fan of the SmeadOrganomic interview series. John Hunt is a terrific interviewer. He asks great questions and invites organizers to share on a wide range of topics.

I'm counting on seeing you next year at the ICD conference in Portland. Can't wait!

September 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

Wonderful things to keep in mind, Linda. I love the synergy Smead has created with the professional organizing community. I agree with all of your points. Certainly, trust is critical when hiring a professional organizer! (And I find that many people don't like the before and after photos as well for that very reason.) It's worth taking your time to find the right fit.

September 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeana Turner

Hi Seana- It's always fun talking with John Hunt at Smead. I know you've also had the opportunity to interview with him for the SmeadOrganomic series too. Yay Seana!!!!

As you identified too, trust IS the key for all relationships. Showing the before and after photos are always a big discussion among organizers. While there are obvious benefits to sharing visuals, it can (in not all situations) bring up doubts about trust and privacy concerns. And yes…totally agree that the time investment needed to find that "right fit" is well worth it.

September 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

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