Updated: Feb 3, 2022
Let's dive into the vulnerability you may experience around hiring a home organizer and learn how to feel more empowered when asking for help.
So you've been pouring yourself into your career, your hobbies, your family and your community so much that you do not have the time, nor the energy, to organize your home? Cool! Let's normalize that. This is your friendly reminder that having a well-rounded life is something to be celebrated, and you certainly don't have to run a household all by yourself.
My clients often express some version of, "I’m so embarrassed because I really should be able to do this on my own'' during our initial consultation. Girl, no way! This common sentiment is the embodiment of two false beliefs that we as women are raised to understand as truth: (1) we are incompetent if we cannot do things on our own and (2) our self-worth is directly tied to our ability to maintain a home and support those living in it.
My clients feel they have failed themselves, and their families, because they do not intuitively know how to set up and maintain an organized home. I remind these women that regardless of one's gender, many of us were never consciously taught by our caregivers how to employ efficient tidying techniques, and so in attempt to establish order in our homes as adults, we continue to employ practices that prove ineffectual. Like any learned skill, designing a space that functions smoothly and that supports one's lifestyle requires training coupled with the implementation of new, daily habits. That's where I come in!
What comes up for you when you consider hiring a professional organizer? If you're not quite ready to take the leap, I invite you to see what happens when you begin asking for help from friends and family in this area. It is time to lighten the load you've been carrying, friend.