3 simple steps to organize the junk drawer

I wrote a guest blog post for our friends at Maid Brigade and wanted to share it here with you. So, here are 3 simple steps to organize the junk drawer.

Most homes have a drawer (or many!) where random little things get tossed when they have nowhere else to go. We call it the junk drawer because that’s how they usually end up, full of junk! But, your “junk” drawer doesn’t have to be junky. It can be a handy, organized storage space for small, useful items.… Read the rest

Home Organizing Bootcamp

Learn how to conquer clutter and set up organizing systems for all areas of your home!

The Home Organizing Bootcamp offers online courses and checklists to help you learn how to get organized and stay organized once and for all!

The Home Organizing Bootcamp program includes:
– Six How to Organize Courses to teach you how to declutter and get organized.
– Seven Life Management Checklists to help you stay organized.
– Plus a bonus e-book: How to Let Go. A guide to decluttering with ease.

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Business Coaching

Hi! My name is Sarah Buckwalter; I am a Certified Professional Organizer® and have been running an award-winning, multi-person organizing business for over 18 years. This led me to develop Organizing U to share my experience with you through online training programs and personalized business coaching. My business coaching sessions give you the opportunity to work one-on-one with me, so I can address your specific questions and goals and help you achieve success in your organizing business!

Whether you are just starting out, or interested in taking your organizing business to the next level, I can help you achieve your goals.

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Top Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Starting an Organizing Business

I want to help you get your professional organizing business off on the right foot. So, I have put together the Top Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Starting an Organizing Business to help you avoid costly trial and error as you get started. Here, I share my experience getting started in the organizing industry 18 years ago and tell you what I have learned along the way. If you do nothing else to get started, read these tips!

Course Price

FREE

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Confidentiality Agreement Business Form

Organizing clients are often hesitant to open up their homes and lives to a stranger. They worry that you’ll talk about them, or share their personal information with others. Use this client confidentiality agreement to reassure your organizing clients. Prove to them that you’ll protect their confidentiality by signing this confidentiality agreement. They’ll be impressed by your professionalism and will feel more comfortable working with you.

This Confidentiality Agreement is part of our Professional Organizer Client Service Forms package. This package bundles everything you need to communicate and work with your organizing clients effectively and efficiently!

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Organizing Service Contract Template

This organizing service contract outlines your policies, so they are clear to your organizing client before you start working with them. Email it to your organizing client to review in advance and have them sign it before your initial organizing session.

This organizing service contract will help protect you and prove your claim if there is ever a dispute over policies or payment.

If you want more, this Organizing Service Contract is part of our Professional Organizer Client Service Forms package.

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Working with Hoarders

Clients 401: Working with Hoarders
As a Professional Organizer, you may already be working with hoarders – even if it is not your specialty. 2-5% of Americans fall under the category of hoarders, so there is a large group of people out there who need your help.

Working with hoarders can be a very challenging task for a Professional Organizer. If you are ready for the challenge, this course will provide you with everything you need to know to work successfully with hoarders and manage hoarding projects.

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Kitchen Mission: Organization

Do you dream of an organized kitchen, of clear counter tops and clutter-free cupboards? The kitchen is truly the heart of most homes, but if yours is cluttered and chaotic, it probably isn’t the family or entertaining space you want. In Kitchen Mission, we’ll teach you how to maximize your kitchen storage spaces, making it easy to find what you need and allowing you to keep your counter and gathering surfaces clear and clean.

Most of the time, the kitchen is one of the first rooms unpacked and put away when you first move in to your home.

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Manage your Money

Owning and running a business means you need to keep track of your finances as well! If you have never run a small business before, there is a lot to learn! This program will help you learn the financial side of running an organizing business, so you can become a successful organizer and business owner.

This program includes four essential courses geared towards teaching you how to manage the financial side of your organizing business.
An Accounting Spreadsheet template is included too, to guide you through your bookkeeping.

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Build a Winning Team!

The key to a successful organizing business is to build a team of organizers and other helpers so that you can take it to the next level.

This program includes two essential courses and 10 hiring forms and templates to walk you through the hiring and training process with ease.

Business 301: Creating Effective Policies and Procedures
This course will provide you with a definitive guide for creating effective policies and procedures. By providing clear guidelines for everyone involved in your business – you will be able to increase efficiency, avoid legal mistakes, reduce frustration, and save time and money.

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