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What's the Difference?

 

Is a Professional Organiser the same as a cleaner or housekeeper?

 

Professional Organisers often get asked this question, and the answer is a resounding NO! AAPO's Immediate Past President, Wendy Davie, from Totally Organised, recently wrote about the difference, and I'm pleased to share her very clear explanation.

 

There are a few differences between these professions.  Some of these are:

* A Professional Organiser does not come in and clear your space without you being involved in the process.

* A Professional Organiser will transfer the skills of being more organised while working with you.

* A Professional Organiser should be involved in some Professional Development and Education relating to clutter, hoarding, strategies and project management etc.

* A Professional Organiser will teach you how to increase your productivity.

* A Professional Organiser should be involved with their Professional Association and work to build the industry profile.

* A Professional Organiser does not offer "Cleaning" services.

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