A few clients admitted to me recently that they were embarrassed. One was embarrassed because she had engaged my services. Another was ashamed of her home and was very humbled to have someone in when it was so cluttered (in her mind). Their embarrassment stemmed from two different reasons, so I'll try to address each one of them.
A professional organizer is just like any other "service" professional. You probably wouldn't hesitate to hire an electrician, real estate agent, or auto mechanic, right? Not everyone has the expertise or time to organize their home or office. And that's ok. I'm sure you do many things that I could never dream of doing - because you're more of an expert than I am. That's what makes the world work!
You should never be embarrassed to have a professional organizer in your home - whether it's mildly cluttered or it meets the standards of "hoarding." The vast majority of professional organizers are kind, empathetic individuals who are in the business to help. To be honest, I don't know of any organizers who are critical of their clients! We strive to keep everything we do for you and everything about your home as confidential as possible.
I have found that using the services of a professional organizer can help release you from your stress and tendency to withdraw. Creating a clean, uncluttered space can boost self-confidence and motivation. Give it a try!
Jennifer Raschig loves to share thoughts on creating restful spaces and presenting your best self every day.