*Edit – Since publishing this, Finding Organisation has introduced a cleaning service too. Why? Because while we are organising and tidying people’s homes, we always make sure the spaces are clean too. So it just makes sense.
Living on the Central Coast, you know how hard it can be to get a reliable cleaner. There are some great ones around but unfortunately – they can be hard to pin down. And for lots of people, the amount of pre-tidying you have to do to get the house under control for a cleaner means it ends up in the too-hard basket.
But don’t stress, while hiring a cleaner is a quick solution, it’s not the only one.
Have you considered reaching out to a professional organiser instead? I know a good one on the Central Coast *wink emoji*
Here are a few reasons why you should consider it
A cleaner clean
Professional organisers are all about getting rid of clutter and making your life easier. They have the skills to declutter your space and rearrange it in a way that makes cleaning a breeze. A decluttered home means you won’t have to move things around just to clean a certain area, making the whole process faster and more effective. Plus, if you have good systems that keep your floor clear, a robot vac will do a lot of the heavy lifting for you. And if you live on the Central Coast – chances are, sand on the floor is one of your biggest issues.
Read this blog if you’re thinking my house is so messy, where do I start?
A solution that lasts
Cleaners can only do so much – once they’re gone, the clutter and disorganisation will still be there. A professional organiser, on the other hand, can help you create a system that will stick. They’ll show you how to maintain the organisation and give you tips to keep your space clean and clutter-free for good. Most will even haul away your donations and drag your rubbish out to the curb, ready for Council Clean-up. I like to leave my clients with finished spaces and nothing to drop off.
Professional organisers can hack your home
Our job is literally helping you make the most of your space. We can rearrange furniture, find new storage solutions and most importantly, identify WHY the issues are happening. We’ll work with you to create a more functional and practical layout that looks great and is more efficient. There’s nothing like a fresh set of (professional) eyes to help you hack your home. They may also provide styling tips, purchase organising products and help with systems.
It’s not all Marie Kondo folding and labels – I often advise clients to quit folding their kids’ laundry altogether. Organisers will create systems that work for YOU!
Not quite ready to have someone come in and hack your home? This printable home declutter checklist – 76 things to chuck out will help you get started.
Tidy spaces can make you more productive and relaxed
A cluttered and disorganised environment can be a real downer for your productivity and mental well-being. A professional organiser can help you create a more organised and relaxed environment, which can boost your focus and productivity. This is especially important in the workplace, where a messy workspace can zap your motivation and efficiency – not to mention your will to actually do your job.
Organising can save you money
So often my clients are hesitant to spend money on themselves, but having an organised home can save you money in the long run. A good pantry system can help you make sure you’re not wasting food or dashing to the shops every second day. Having a system for uniforms, hand-me-downs, sports equipment and kids’ clothes means you know what you have and are less likely to buy duplicates. And if you’re paying a cleaner an hourly rate – they can get a lot more done in a tidy space than in a cluttered one.
I have a regular client who worked with me to get her house under control, bought a robot vac and ditched her cleaner altogether. Now she can clean her entire house in half the time she used to spend prepping for the cleaner.
Organisation is a form of self-care
I’m all about outsourcing – and cleaning is one of the most exhausting mental load activities there is. So just to be clear, I’m 100% on board with paying cleaners. But, I also believe that getting your home organised should be the first step – first, whip it into shape and then the maintenance is so much easier. Imagine not having to do a mad dash the night before the cleaner comes. Who needs the stress?
Taling about stress
Clutter has been shown to be associated with the stress hormone cortisol. Studies have found that people who live in cluttered environments tend to have higher levels of cortisol in their bodies than those who live in more organised spaces. And stress is the actual worst.
At Finding Organisation, we offer professional organising services on the Central Coast of NSW. Our experienced and friendly team can help you declutter, reorganise and simplify your space. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you create a cleaner, more organised environment.