Steal these 5 Secrets of a Certified Professional Organizer!
Steal these 5 secrets of a certified professional organizer!
- Alphabetize –Placing items in order from A to Z works wonders, so professional organizers do this at home. Kitchen spices, CDs, cookbooks, school papers, video games, and bills are just a few examples of things that are best kept in order. Keep a list of the items to stay on task. Alphabetizing allows objects to be at their fingertips in seconds
- Give things a home– Items which are frequently used are given special places of honor in a professional organizers home. Keys go on a peg-board key ring holder, remote controls are placed in a basket by the television, and cell phones retire to the charging and valet station. Knowing right where the items go helps them to stay organized.
- Be timely – People who are well organized are on time and rarely miss appointments. Most CPOs consider tardiness a negative quality. Professional organizers don’t fly by the seat of their pants. They plan daily schedules and think practically to avoid overscheduling. They allow the appropriate time for completion of each tasks.
- Think inside & outside of the box – Certified professional organizers look at objects and find a variety of ways to use them. For example, a mason jar can be used in an office to hold pens, in a craft room to hold ribbons, or in the kitchen to hold teabags. Using their imaginations helps to create creative storage and stretch the dollar as well.
- Departmentalize – CPOs keep their houses orderly by keeping spaces distinct. For example, food remains in the kitchen, toys stay in the playroom, office supplies remain in the office, and laundry goes in the laundry room. You’ll find that people with messy houses place things all over the house. They may allow family members to eat in the living room where dirty plates pile up on end tables. In order to create less work for themselves, organizers establish some rules to ensure that the home operates smoothly and to create less work for themselves.
You may be wondering….What is a Certified Professional Organizer? A CPO must demonstrate knowledge essential to professional organizing and productivity consulting. To be eligible, candidates must complete 1,500 hours of paid client work during three years prior to taking a timed certified examination.