FAQ

FAQs and Common Client Concerns about Professional Organization

Whether you own a laboratory, a small business, or work from your home office, to maximize your profits you need to eliminate extra expenses. When every dollar counts, many of my clients initially question the value of an investment in professional organization services from Whalen Organizing & Consulting. However, they soon realize that the benefits of a customized solution far outweigh the costs. Still unsure whether professional organization will help you increase productivity, efficiency, and profit? Perhaps these frequent client questions and objections will help you make your decision.
I can do this myself, so why should I pay someone else to do it?

The truth is, you wouldn’t be investigating a professional organizer if you felt willing and able to take care of the job yourself. How many times have you said you would get organized? How much time have you wasted in fruitless attempts to make order of your home office or workplace?

My mess is organized. I will never be able to find anything if someone else puts it all away.

No mess is organized! You simply cannot reach your full potential if your surroundings are disorganized, cluttered, or messy. My goal is to make it easier for you to function in your space. I’ll work with you to organize your home office, business space, or laboratory in a way that makes sense for you.

I am afraid that a stranger won’t see the value in my personal items. I don’t want everything to be thrown away!

As a professional organizer, I understand that it is important for people to hold on to keepsakes, photos, and other personal items. However, I also know that your business space should be clean, organized, and focused in a way that allows you conduct your business efficiently. Perhaps some of your photos and knick-knacks could be displayed elsewhere, or rotated into your workspace. When dealing with clutter, you need to ask yourself if you really need each item, and whether it contributes to the functionality of the area. If the answer to either of these questions is no, then you should remove the item from the space, donate it, or throw it away.

My business is very small, so it doesn’t need to be ultra-organized.

Even if you are the only member of your company, you need to get and stay organized. Have you ever delayed a client because you couldn’t find the right documents? Are you able to separate your work from your personal life? Do you find it difficult to focus in your work area? By organizing your home office or personal workspace, you’ll be surprised by the increased efficiency and decreased stress you encounter.

I don’t want a cookie-cutter solution, where all of my belongings are put into bins. I am the only person who can organize things the way I want them to be.

Whenever I work with a client, the goal is to create customized organizing solutions. The bottom line is, if you don’t like your new system, you won’t maintain it. If you don’t want bins, you won’t get bins! We will work together to find a creative way to find a place for everything while maintaining the look and feel that makes the space yours.

I don’t have time to get organized.

You don’t have enough time not to be organized! Time is money, and every moment you spend looking for documents, files, or supplies affects your bottom line. By investing the time it takes to get organized, you will be saving yourself exponentially more time and increasing your ROI in the future. You may save enough time to start your weekend early, eat dinner with the family, or even add more clients. How much is your time worth?

I am ashamed to have let things go for so long. I don’t want anyone to see my mess!

Helping people get organized is my specialty. If it were your specialty, you wouldn’t be in this mess. I understand how easy it can be to let clutter take over, and I promise that you will never feel judged or ashamed while working with me. My goal is to help you feel empowered and regain control of your life, not to punish or shame you. We will work together to make this a positive experience.

Contact Whalen Organizing & Consulting

As a professional organizer, I understand that many people are hesitant to invest in a customized organization system. Times are tough, and we all need to watch our spending. However, I have seen first-hand the increases in efficiency, productivity, and profit that result when my clients finally get rid of the clutter and find the system that works for them. If you are ready to gain control of your workspace, contact Lisa Whalen to learn how the organization process can help you work smarter.