NAPO defines a professional organizer as someone who is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives by designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills. They help people take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, and their lives.
A Professional Organizer is like a personal trainer for your stuff.
Just as a personal trainer can help you become fit & healthy with the right meal plan and workout routine, a Professional Organizer can help set up systems to fit your individual learning style to help get your home in shape.
Organization is a process, not a state achieved in one day.
The challenge is to continuously maintain it and work on it one day at a time. The good news is, like getting in shape, once you learn good systems, habits, and tools, change becomes easier, as does bouncing back from an unexpected detour or a period of feeling overwhelmed.