The Ultimate Guide to Professional Organization in Portland, Oregon: Transform Your Space with Expert House Organizing Services

Hiring a professional organizer in Portland, Oregon, is an important step toward getting decluttered and organized for good. I often ask people, “Do you need a house cleaner, or do you really need a professional organizer?”
Many people spend thousands a year on house cleaning services, only to shift the clutter and pile it up in a corner or cabinet for the house cleaner to come and clean their open surfaces. Sure, the surfaces get cleaned, but does the underlying problem? The clutter and lack of organization never get addressed by a house cleaner, and then you're back to square one a week later. In my experience, when you truly organize your whole space and implement a few organizational hacks to keep the clutter at bay, you’ll find your house stays cleaner for longer.

Why You Need a Professional Organizer

There’s an assumption that because professional organizing services aren’t commonplace, they are unaffordable. But that is not the case! You will spend about the same, give or take, on a professional organizer near you for a month of services as you would on a house cleaner for the same period. It is my advice to get your house organized before investing in a regular house cleaning service. Once your home is decluttered and organized, your house cleaning dollars will be better spent, as you are going to get what you truly pay for!
Earlier in my career, I helped a friend out with their house cleaning business when he and his wife were first starting out. They needed help, and I thought it would be fun and good cardio! I was right! I experienced many different households and got so much joy helping people get their homes clean. Something I noticed, though, was that most people were generally busy and therefore unorganized. Most people  had a lot of clutter built up in low traffic areas. While we left their houses sparkling, there were still “piles” of clutter and many disorganized spaces. Something else I noticed? Every time I returned, the same “piles” were there. I share this story because it’s important to understand that everyone, no matter who you are, struggles with clutter and disorganization from time to time. It is completely normal and understandable given our lifestyle and expectations as adults. There is simply not enough time in the day to do everything that is expected of us sometimes. That’s where a professional organizer comes in. A professional organizer near you will sit by your side and declutter and organize with you, creating systems that are tailored to you and your family.

What to Expect from Professional Organizing Services

Most professional organizers in Portland, Oregon, follow a similar protocol, depending on their experience and background. First, you will have a phone call or email conversation about your space. You’ll be asked questions and discuss your current challenges. After your initial consultation, your professional organizer will assess your space. Afterwards, you will receive a custom organization plan, and you will implement the plan together (or they will implement it on their own with your permission).
Spaces that professional organizers usually focus on include, but are not limited to: - Closets & Storage Spaces
- Mudrooms & Laundry
- Bedrooms, Living Rooms, and Family Activity Areas
- Kids Spaces
- Kitchen, Pantry, & Dining
- Garages & Storage Units
- Art & Craft Rooms
- Offices
- Small Living Spaces

Top Qualities to Look for in a Professional Organizer

Professional organizers can have many qualifications that make them skilled and strategic in the field. Certifications and training are something to look out for at a minimum, and a degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture would be optimal for many clients. Additionally, client testimonials and reviews are important. The most important factors to assess are the professional organizer’s skills and personality. Are they approachable, friendly, and smart? You will be spending a lot of one-on-one time together, so it’s important to choose a professional organizer who you can easily talk to and feel at ease with.

Spotlight on Professional Organizer, Julie, in Portland, Oregon

Julie is a professional organizer serving clients in and around the Portland, Oregon, area. She is an Interior Designer with an accredited Associate's Degree in Interior Design and holds a Master’s of Business Administration. As an Interior Designer, Julie has been formally trained in Interior Design fundamentals and is an expert in assessing and organizing spaces.
Julie offers the following services:
- House Professional Organization
- Business & Office Organization
- Packing Services
- Event Design & Planning
- Interior Design & Decoration
- Real Estate Staging
Contact Julie today!

Benefits of Hiring a Local Professional Organizer

Hiring someone local to you is essential for a long-term relationship. Many clients see their professional organizers on a semi-regular basis. Once they know you, your home, and your unique situation, it’s easy to give them a call when you need to reorganize a space, need help decluttering, or have a project they'd be a good fit for. Just like your house cleaner, your professional organizer can have a long-standing partnership with you whenever you need it!

DIY Organization vs. Hiring a Professional Organizer

Depending on your budget and time, you may want to opt to implement professional organizational systems yourself. There are many great books on the subject you can pick up at your local bookstore or library!
The downside of doing it yourself is that it can be very difficult to look at your own space and figure out solutions and implement them while staying on a plan. Many of my clients have so much going on that even if they could do it themselves, they simply don’t have the time to complete such complicated projects. This is where a professional organizer comes in! If you are at the stage of paying for professional house cleaning services and still feel like you need help to declutter and organize, you’re probably ready to hire a professional organizer.

Let’s Discuss Your Project!

I would love to discuss your professional organization needs. Reach out today for a free, no-commitment, no-pressure consultation!
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