Before making the investment of working with a professional organizer, it is important to do your research.

Listed below are 10 questions to ask the company that you are considering hiring….

  • Are there any other organizers on your team?  If so, how many?  Are the other organizers employees or independent contractors?
  • Approximately how many clients have you worked with?
  • What are your areas of expertise?
  • What are your hourly rates?
  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are you a member of NAPO? (National Association of Professional Organizers) and/ or ICD (Institute of Challenging Disorganization?
  • Are you or any of your team members Certified Professional Organizers?
  • What ongoing training are you currently taking?
  • Is your company insured, licensed, and bonded?
  • Lastly, what do you love most about your profession?

The National Association of Professional Organizer’s Guide on hiring a professional organizer.