Yes, you can hire a professional home organizer to help you get your house in order.
Organizers charge anywhere from $30-$130 per hour for their services. Most clients pay an average of $50-$60 an hour.
Some professional organizers may offer cleaning services, including move-out cleaning and deep cleaning. Before you hire an organizer, ask them to provide a full list of their services, along with the price for each offering.
Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.
What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?
To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.
Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.
Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.
Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.
The first thing you should do is walk through your house and start figuring out what you don’t need. For example, identify which items you want to sell, donate, throw away or keep. Then, tackle each room in your house one by one.
If you need help or if this project is overwhelming, consider hiring a professional organizer instead. You can also read our guide on how to organize your home.
If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.
Hiring a professional organizer may be worth the cost if any of the following apply to you:
- Your home or office is extremely cluttered and disorganized.
- You don’t have the time to organize your home.
- You don’t know how to organize and need advice.
- The disorganization or clutter is causing stress, anxiety, damage to your home, etc.
Ultimately, you need to compare the cost of hiring a professional with the potential benefits you'll enjoy after your home has been organized.