It’s no surprise that “getting organized” is a pretty popular New Year’s resolution. Year after year, we say to ourselves, This is it! We’re finally going to clear out the garage/refresh the closets/declutter the kitchen/create the pantry of our dreams. 

However, year after year, many of us just…don’t. Not because we don’t care, but because organizing takes time, energy, and know-how, and so often at least one of those things is in short supply.

If organizing your home has been on your wishlist, you’ve probably thought about hiring professional organizers. But maybe you haven’t taken the plunge…yet.

Hiring professionals can feel like a big commitment, so it’s totally understandable that you’d want to be sure it’s the right move for you. If you’ve been going back and forth on this decision, we’ve got a simple quiz that can help.

And yes, we’ve set it up like an old-school, Seventeen magazine-style quiz, because we’re nostalgic like that. Answer the questions and tally up your points below!

Quiz: Should You Hire a Professional Organizer?

 

   1. I feel overwhelmed in my space when I come home at the end of the day.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

   2. I’m often searching for “lost” or “missing” items in my home.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

   3. I don’t have the time or energy to take on new home projects.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

   4. I want to get organized but have no idea where to start.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

   5. I’ve bought so many organizing products, but they never quite work for me.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

   6. I often begin organizing projects, but then I get stuck or overwhelmed and stop.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

   7. I’m willing to invest money into my wellbeing and personal space.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

   8. I have a hard time deciding what to keep and what to let go of.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

   9. I still have unopened boxes from the last time I moved…and I don’t even know what’s in them anymore.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

   10. I find it easier to finish tasks and make decisions when someone is working with me.

   Strongly Agree — Agree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree

Scoring

Give yourself:

  • 5 points for each “Strongly Agree”
  • 4 points for each “Agree”
  • 3 points for each “Disagree”
  • 2 points for each “Strongly Disagree”

Then add up your total and check out your results!

40-50 points: Time to Bring in the Pros

Living in a disorganized space can be so draining, and you are feeling it. Even though you’ve wanted to get organized for a while, you just don’t have the time, energy, and/or know-how to do it. And that’s ok! You’re definitely not alone. At this point, you should strongly consider hiring a professional organizer (or a team of organizers) to help you make your home more efficient, functional, and peaceful. This is not just an investment in your home, but in your overall wellbeing. So if you’ve been looking for permission to bring in the pros, now is the time!

30-40 points: Jumpstart Your Momentum by Starting Small(er)

Maybe you’re not quite ready for a whole-home overhaul, but it could be super helpful to focus on one space to jumpstart your momentum. Consider hiring a professional organizer to work with you on one area that’s bugging you the most, and see just how amazing getting organized can make you feel. You might be surprised by how much a freshly organized pantry or closet (or any other small space) will energize you to keep going!

20-30 points: You’re Primed to DIY

Your home systems might need some refreshing here and there, but for the most part you seem to be maintaining your space just fine on your own!  You can probably hold off on hiring pros for now, but if you get stuck or need some inspo, check out these blog posts:

The 10-minute tidy is a game-changing habit that will keep you feeling in control of your space.

These are some of our favorite budget-friendly organizing products.

Getting stuck while decluttering? Ask yourself these questions.

Once you follow the basic steps to getting organized, you can STAY organized by cultivating these simple habits.

Moxie Space is a professional home organizing service in Austin, TX. When you’re ready to bring in the pros, book a free phone consultation and let’s chat about how we can help!