#10 You spend more money in The Container Store than you do on groceries.
#9 Certain friends like to casually mention that messy area they saw in your home the other day.
#8 You do the HAPPY DANCE in the store when label maker tape is on sale.
#7 You catch your guests peeking inside cabinets.
#6 You get the raised eyebrow of judgment when your kid loses a soccer shoe, their lunchbox, or that important form they were supposed to turn into the school.
#5 Everyone asks to see inside your pantry.
#4 After hours spent organizing a client’s home you still have 12 loads of laundry to fold when you get home.
#3 As adults, you fear your kids will either end up with a massive case of OCD or on that show Hoarders.
#2 You’ve spent hours labeling inside your cabinets yet your husband STILL can’t find anything when he opens them.
And the number ONE way you know you’re OFFICIALLY a professional organizer…..
#1 Your client cries when they walk into their neatly organized closet because what you do is WAY more than folding t-shirts. You give hope!
To all my fellow pro organizers….rise above your critics, avoid the comparison game with others in our industry, and keep moving forward because the work you do matters!
What would you add to this list?