They say your home is your sanctuary, a place to feel safe, calm and be restored. How do you feel when you come home? Does your home bring you peace, relaxation, inspiration, creativity? Or does your mood shift if you see disarray with dirty dishes, heaps of laundry, and piles of clutter on every surface? If you’re honest with yourself, most of us would agree that a cluttered and disorderly home can be a joy sucker. Experts on the topic go as far as stating that clutter not only affects our mood, but it can impact our anxiety levels, sleep, ability to focus, productivity and our general health. Who knew clutter came with such a hefty price tag!
As professional organizers, we have seen firsthand the damaging effect that clutter can have on a home and the well-being of the family living within. So many of us are living in physical clutter which is stressing us out, draining our energy, and simply wreaking havoc in our daily lives. AND there is good news…WE CAN gain back control of our home, clear the clutter, and improve our mental health and well-being.
We sat down with an expert, Catie Herst, a licensed mental healthcare professional (LCPC, with Monarch Family Therapy), for some simple tips to clear the clutter and create space that supports positive mental health in your home.
1 Recognize the impact of clutter
When our internal selves feel stressed, chaotic or unstable, it can be very helpful and beneficial for our mental wellbeing to establish external order. Recognizing that the clutter surrounding you may be causing you stress is the first step towards change.
2 Start Somewhere
Set small, realistic and attainable goals for yourself so that success is likely and confidence can be built.
3 Focus on what you can control
When life feels crazy and out of control (because so much is out of our control!), find something small that you can take control of and stick to it. Choose a small area of your home or a part of your daily routine to master and take pride in that.
4 Improve where you sleep
If possible, focus on order in your bedroom first, the place where you start and end each day. Think of this as the most important place in your home, a place for daily restoration, relaxation and peace.
5 Work Together
Remember that having order, organization systems and structure as a family unit, benefits the mental health and wellness of ALL members, no matter their age.
6 Bask in the change
Let yourself enjoy the transformed space! Never underestimate the power of a clean surface or an organized space on your mood!
There’s no denying that the link between clutter and mental health is real. Always remember to be good to yourself, give yourself grace and starting small is better than not starting at all.
If you need a boost to get started, give us a BUZZ …we’d be HONORED to help Simplify Your Hive! Bee Organized is a premier professional organizing company, now in 20+ cities nationwide, all embodying the same core Bee-liefs of providing compassionate, confidential, and judgement-free services. Reach out to the location nearest you to schedule a free onsite or virtual consultation and get you started on your organization journey. It would be our HONOR to serve you!
To Bee or not to Bee? That may be the question if you’re considering owning your own professional home organizing business. Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you have a passion for organizing and the desire to build your own business, with a family (or Hive) to help you do it? Then you’re in the right place, and this may be the opportunity for you to become our next Bee Organized Franchise Owner!
Our franchising opportunities at Bee Organized offer many “Buzz Worthy” perks, so if you love organizing and you’re looking to extend this passion beyond your own home, it’s likely time to try your hand at franchising.
So what are the benefits of owning a professional organizing franchise? Let’s find out!
5 Reasons to Start a Bee Organized Franchise
Running any small business has its challenges, and owning a professional organizing franchise is no different. Still, choosing to take ownership of your career and becoming your own boss can be as sweet as honey, especially if you partner with a company that offers the proper foundation, right tools, and support team.
Our Franchise Owners enjoy a host of business ownership benefits when they partner with us. So what’s all the Buzz about and why choose Bee Organized?
1 You Will Transform Lives
Our Bees’ superpower may be organizing, but their true passion is in helping others. Bee Organized’s Omaha Franchise Owner, Michelle Clark, said it best: “Becoming a Franchise Owner has allowed me to continue to ‘fill my bucket’ of helping others while providing a professional, exemplary service.”
Sometimes, people just need a motivating support system to get things done–especially when it comes to home organization. For some people, home organization can be easy; but for others, disorganization can feel chronic and largely impact many areas of their lives, including their mental health, relationships, and overall well-being.
As a Franchise Owner, you’ll have the opportunity to meet clients where they’re at and customize a solution that works best for them, as well as their season of their life. With the ability to tailor each home organization job to what the client needs, your efforts will go far in making an impact on their lives.
After working with thousands of clients over the years, it’s evident that our purpose has become bigger than organizing. We are transforming lives one Hive at a time. We’ve built our business on core values and are proud that a family culture has organically developed throughout our company, with everyone Buzzing together with the same goal. As our Co-Founder, Lisa, said, “One of our greatest joys has been watching our Franchise Owners spread their wings and experience the sweet nectar of success, while providing a needed service.”
2 You Get to Love What You Do
Is organizing your superpower? If you’re someone who likes keeping things tidy and neat, home organization is likely something you’re already passionate about. Combined with a desire to be your own boss, you can make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality! Franchise ownership can allow you to take your skills to the next level and own a business that not only feeds your passion, but also gives you the opportunity to build and scale a business.
You will likely see along the way that many clients don’t have the same passion as you, which may be one of the reasons they struggle to organize in the first place. At Bee Organized, our Bee-liefs of upholding a compassionate and confidential organization process allow each franchisee to share their organizational tricks and tools in a judgment-free way. You will have the ability to bestow your own passion onto others, which can go a long way in helping your clients achieve their long-term goals.
Here’s some additional good news: working in a career you’re passionate about is much more rewarding than having to wake up every day and go to a job you can’t stand. Who doesn’t want to increase joy and happiness in their life? You’ll have a more positive attitude, which will translate to your work and significantly improve your interactions with clients.
3 You Will Have a Built-In Support System
One of the greatest benefits of franchising is the continued support and training you’ll receive from the Bee Organized management team. You will have access to a network of knowledgeable and experienced Franchise Owners who have already walked through many minefields and have learned a thing or two about building a large, loyal following.
You also gain membership into a group of like-minded, hard-working, and fun-loving individuals. We can help you build up a profitable franchise a lot more quickly than if you were to do it on your own, since we are constantly collaborating, sharing, ideating, and innovating on the best ways to deliver our services, help our clients, and grow our businesses.
As our Seattle Franchise Owner, Suzanne Albee, described: “I have found that with Bee Organized, the co-founders have created a culture that is collaborative, supportive, and fun. The entire Hive and other Franchise Owners are such a valuable resource focused on helping one another succeed.”
With Bee Organized, we give you the tools to build a business for yourself, but not by yourself.
4 You Have Access to Our Proven Processes and Procedures
When you own a professional organizing franchise with Bee Organized, you will be given a road map of our proven processes and procedures so you can hit the ground running from day one. From training to implementation, our experts at the Main Hive are here to help you Buzz-in and take flight immediately.
Under our wings, you can effectively train each of your own Bees and get them up to speed on how the business works. Our policies can be easily replicated for your franchise, giving you time to focus on helping clients organize their homes rather than trying to come up with these procedures yourself. This will help improve client experience and ensure the organizer-to-client relationship is exceptional from day one.
5 You Can Take Advantage of Our Existing Brand Reputation and Awareness
One of the challenges in starting your own business is creating a successful brand. We believe brands are much more than just a pretty logo; in fact, many successful companies already know that great branding is woven into every aspect of their business in order to ensure successful brand awareness among their customer base.
At Bee Organized, we’ve created a brand that is embedded not only in our culture, but also in the hearts of our clients. We are an inclusive brand with a strong reputation for making customers feel welcome and unjudged. Because of this, our brand is recognized nationwide and our solid reputation continues to grow and pollinate across the United States.
Our Bee Organized brand and established, profitable business model can be both replicated and scaled to fit your needs. We have forms, processes, and systems you can learn and use to get up and running quickly, along with ongoing marketing and public relations support that can keep new leads flowing each month.
If this has you Buzzing, then you might just be our next Bee Organized Franchise Owner. Bee Organized is now Simplifying Hives in 20+ cities from coast to coast, and your city could be next! Contact us today at 913-735-6409 to see what all the Buzz is about!
Many of us can relate to the anxiety and chaos of an unorganized home. It happens for many reasons, ebbing and flowing throughout the year. Some people are naturally messy. Some people cannot organize their thoughts and don’t know where to begin. Some just cannot focus on their space and see it in different ways.
No matter the reason, struggling to organize your house, and keep it that way, is a challenge for many people. You are not alone. Whatever the reason for your struggle, hiring a professional organizer like Bee Organized to organize your hive might be the right solution for you.
6 Questions to Determine If You Need a Professional Organizer
It may be tempting to go the DIY route for your home organization project. Saving money by doing this project yourself is appealing. The idea of a finished project is appealing, too. For many people, finishing an organizational project, and learning to maintain it, is the hardest part. This is what makes professional organizers worth the cost.
Our Bees are pros at teaching you how to organize and maintain clutter, even when life gets hectic. If you are struggling with one of the questions below, it is time to consider hiring a professional and Bee Organized would be HONORED to help!
1 What Is My End Goal?
Asking yourself this question is a great place to start when considering house organization companies. A professional home organizer is your partner in this process. Think of us as accountability partners. We are there to listen and coach you through the process.
The process of organizing your home is a team effort and you are an important part of that team. We work with our clients every step of the way.
Staying organized is a life skill–and a commitment. Working alongside an expert gives you the opportunity to create a home for everything and learn tips and tricks from some of the best in the business. This also helps you develop a system of keeping things organized that works for you. This goes a long way in helping you maintain the work long after the initial process is complete.
Learning how to organize your space has some other benefits, as well. Roughly three in ten women report that their mornings are less stressful when they have an organized closet. That feeling can carry over into many parts of your life. When you are in an organized, stress-free space, it is easier to carry that attitude out into the world with you.
2 Do I Feel Stuck in the Process?
Feeling stuck and overwhelmed is common when facing a large project. Maybe you don’t even know where to start. If you are standing in your own home feeling unorganized and overwhelmed, it may be time to start searching for a professional home organizer in your area. A professional organizer will help you take that first step, or maybe a giant leap feels more appropriate.
If you find yourself feeling stuck, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Professional organizers come into your hive with a fresh perspective. They are not emotionally attached to your things in the same way that you are. Our Bees can see things you can’t and envision ways to organize your space you may never have considered.
3 Do I Have the Skills to Organize Myself?
Fortunately, organizing is easy to learn. It requires some critical reasoning and thinking outside of the box, but anyone can do it. There are plenty of helpful books, YouTube videos, and how-to articles to give you ideas and tools. But if you’re like most people, you’re still reading this because you need help and motivation.
That’s when hiring a professional may be necessary. Your friends and family may have skills and want to pitch in to help, but they can sometimes be critical, which is exactly what you don’t need when things are disorganized and chaotic in your home.
You need a professional partner who won’t judge you or your clutter. Hiring a pro is like having a private teacher, teaching you tips and better habits for an organized life, so be sure to soak in their knowledge. Learning how to be and stay organized, or teaching your kids/partner new organizing skills, might just be the best reason to hire a professional organizer.
Even if you have all of the skills to successfully organize your house, a professional organizer brings you some extra support, motivation, and a gentle push when you need it. A professional organizer will work through your clutter with you, helping you decide what to keep and what not to keep. This can be an emotional process and it can be helpful to have a professional organizer that has done this work numerous times.
4 Do I Have the Time to Organize Myself?
Time is a precious commodity in our modern world and many of us just don’t have the time it takes to organize our house. This is another great reason to hire a professional organizer. Time can be our biggest enemy in getting things organized and maintaining that organization. Lack of time is also one of the biggest reasons our homes become unorganized in the first place.
Most people estimate that they could save up to an hour in their day if they were more organized. An extra hour of free time can make a huge difference in most people’s lives.
Consider how much time it would take for you to declutter your space on your own. Most of our clients are blown away seeing how much two Bees can accomplish in a 3-hour session. When you schedule focused time with a pro, you maximize the time. Think of the synergy, accountability, and follow-through accomplished when you’re paying for an expert!
A key benefit of an organized home is that once you have systems in place, you’ll save time in the long run. Simply put, you’ll spend less time looking for items as well as saving time putting things away.
5 Am I Coming Up on a Deadline?
Are you having a party soon? Moving? Downsizing a family member? Deadlines are often great motivators for getting things done around the house. When you need to declutter and organize your space in a pinch, hiring a team of professionals with the expertise and the connections for services you may need, can make all the difference.
If moving soon, clearing out years of accumulated ‘stuff’ is a process and a good organizer will discuss your goals and timeframe up front, then keep you on track and support you when making hard decisions. Bee Organized takes pride in managing your project from start to finish when time is of the essence!
6 Will I Really Finish the Project After I Start It?
Are you good at pulling everything out and moving the piles of stuff, but get sidetracked along the way and never reach the finish line? We get it! Life happens and sometimes we get in over our heads. A professional home organization service can add some much-needed (wo)manpower to your project. We can offer a few extra hands and lots of experience to help you finish your project and give you the organized space you’ve been dreaming of.
Hiring a professional will also help keep you on track in your project. We’ve seen many projects started by clients, but they become distracted and the project stalls out halfway through. If this pattern sounds familiar, and you have a habit of starting but never finishing, maybe it’s time to hire a professional.
Making the decision to hire a pro or DIY is a personal one. If you’re on a tight budget, feel comfortable organizing and enjoy the work, then by all means dive right in! But if your superpower doesn’t align with organizing, you’re stretched for time, or finally ready to finish the project once and for all, give Bee Organized a Buzz today…we’re ready to Simplify Your Hive!
If you are ready to see what all the Buzz is about, reach out to Bee Organized, and let’s chat about how we can help you meet your organization goals. We are currently in 20+ cities across the United States. Reach out to the location nearest you to schedule a free consultation and get you started on your organization journey. It would be our HONOR to serve you!