Amanda vs a Professional Organizer pt9

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Amanda vs A PO | 2 comments

Number nine in the continuing series, about how your neat freak friend, Amanda, differs from a Professional Organizer.


Amanda is after you again about organizing the whole house in a weekend.  You know you couldn’t possibly do that.  Not only can you not make decisions that fast, but you really can’t do what you used to before your surgery.  You know you’re getting better, but you get tired more quickly now.  You’re not going to tell Amanda about your fatigue. She’ll drive you crazy saying you should be back to normal by now, even though the doctor says your recovery is right on schedule.  What does Amanda know, she’s never had surgery.


When you work with a Professional Organizer, she will understand your physical challenges and adjust the working pace to you.  A Professional Organizer knows that fatigue leads to bad decisions.  Many Professional Organizers can do the moving of objects so you don’t have to.


Professional Organizers have many senior clients, and some with medical conditions, who can’t lift and carry a lot of things.  She can bring things to them, letting the client do the decision making without getting physically overwhelmed.  Many times a pre-sort can be done by the Professional Organizers.  For example, she could stand at the closet and sort clothes by type, i.e. dresses, skirts, pants, long sleeve tops, and short sleeve tops.  Once that initial sort is finished, she would then bring the items to you for decisions while you sit on the bed.  This way, you are not reaching into the closet dozens of time.  Another advantage to this method, you will know how many of each item you have, since they will be grouped together.


Would you rather have Amanda pushing you until you drop, or a Professional Organizer who will be sensitive to your physical needs?


I’m looking forward to your comments.

How do your physical challenges impact your organizing progress?

To be continued . . . More Amanda vs. a Professional Organizer


Copyright© 2012 Elizabeth Tawney Gross, Organizing For Everyday, LLC

2 Responses to “Amanda vs a Professional Organizer pt9”

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