If you’re struggling to pick up the precious pieces of your life during or after a divorce, you are not alone. Divorce is hands down one of the most emotionally painful and devastating family circumstances anyone will experience.
In fact, the toll that divorce takes on our physical, mental, and emotional health, not to mention the impact it has on our children, led doctors to label it as the second most stressful event we can experience in life.
If you’re suffering through such a difficult time, you know that some days it’s hard to put one foot in front of the other. Mustering the energy or desire to take on the necessary task of organizing vital documents, old family memories, digital and print contacts, and calendars can seem impossible.
You may need to get your life in order; but you don’t have to do it alone. There are several reasons why if you’re going through a divorce, you may want to hire a professional organizer to organize and digitize family photos and documents for the good of the family. Here are the top three reasons to consider shifting this important task off your plate and into the hands of another:
1. It’s Emotionally Overwhelming
Sorting through a lifetime of photos, videos, documents, and school projects while dealing with the raw emotion of losing a spouse and displacing the family is overwhelming. You may not have realized that a professional can quickly remove this burden from your shoulders.
2. You Can’t Separate Yourself from the Situation
An organizer is detached from the situation and can approach the task with a calm and collected attitude. He or she can also help you make decisions that you feel you can’t make by yourself, like what to keep and what to throw away.
3. It’s Time-Consuming
A professional knows how to leverage the right technology and project management skills to get the job done. What’s more, they’re devoted to the task, which means they’ll put the attention to detail and time into the project to do it right. By trade, they know the ups and downs of photo software and high-quality scanning equipment and may be able to do the same work in half the time as someone with less experience.
How to Get Started
A professional organizer in your area can help you determine the tools you need, the strategy to employ, and the documents, photographs, contacts, and calendars you may need to consider. To find a professional photo organizer near you, check out APPO.org. For those looking to deal with physical clutter or in need of organizing piles of paper clutter, find a professional at NAPO.net.
If you live in Central Florida, you can contact us today at GoDigital@oxo123.com to learn how we can organize and digitize your life and relieve some stress.
Stay tuned for Part II of our Organizing & Digitizing After Divorce series in November, which provides tools you or your professional organizer can use to help make the transition easier.