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The difference between a contractor and an employee

If you are looking to expand your business, or just need some help on the occasional project, you”ll want to understand the difference between a contractor and an employee.

Basically, you have two choices when it comes to hiring.  You can work with a contractor, or you can hire an employee

So, what’s the difference?
A contractor does not work for you regularly, only as needed, and typically own and maintain their own business.
An employee works for you regularly and exclusively. … Read the rest

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago
Organizing Blog

Organizing Policies and Procedures

Organizing policies and procedures are essential for every organizing business.  These ensure that everyone has the information and instructions that they need in order to do what they are supposed to be doing. You need to have organizing policies and procedures in place for your business, your staff and your clients.

As professional organizers, we are business owners, too. We need to always consider business side of this industry – not just the organizing. Doing so will help to avoid costly trial and error.… Read the rest

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago
Organizing Blog

Top 10 Spring Organizing Tips

Spring organizing tips for your home.

Spring is here. The air is warmer, the sun is brighter and this motivates us to want to clear out the old and make everything fresh and new again. Follow these top 10 spring organizing tips to get your home clean and organized and ready for spring!

1. Declutter first!
The first and most important step in spring organizing is to get rid of clutter. The less clutter you have, the easier it will be for you to clean and organize.… Read the rest

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago
Organizing Blog

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

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago
Organizing Blog

17 Tips to Help you Stay Organized in 2017

After all the time and energy you’ve spent organizing your space, you certainly don’t want it to slip back in to disarray. Organization doesn’t just happen once, it’s an ongoing process. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to stay organized. With just a few minutes each day you can do it!

Here are 17 Tips to Help you Stay Organized in 2017

1. Create a routine.
Include organizing in your daily routine and soon enough keeping things neat will become a habit.… Read the rest

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago
Organizing Blog

Marketing Virtual Organizing Services

virtual organizingHave you dreamed of becoming a virtual organizer? Of working with clients and collecting income while you relax on the beach? If so, then you’re going to need to do some marketing, Marketing virtual organizing services is a must if you want to be successful!

Virtual organizing is a growing trend in the professional organizing industry. More and more professional organizers are adding virtual organizing to their list of services. It is great opportunity for professional organizers to work with clients everywhere from anywhere!… Read the rest

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago
Organizing Blog

7 Steps to Successfully Manage Large Organizing Projects

Project Management for Professional Organizers: 7 Steps to Successfully Manage Large Organizing Projects

managing large organizing projects - organizing uPeople look to professional organizers for their complex and multi layered projects. The idea of a daunting task may prompt them to reach out for help from someone who can think logically through the process and take the burden away from them. By taking on large organizing projects, you have an opportunity to greatly increase your earning potential!

However, I know a lot of professional organizers that will turn down large organizing projects because they don’t know how to manage them well.… Read the rest

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago
Organizing Blog

Organizing in Plain Sight

Organize by displaying your things instead of hiding them.

Have you heard of organizing in plain sight? It’s a concept where you use your open spaces to organize your belongings. With this method you can have as much useful storage space as the square footage of your home itself. Amazing right?!

Consider displaying your belongings instead of trying to stash everything away and out of sight. This “display” method of organizing is something I use in my own home as well as client’s homes.… Read the rest

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago
Organizing Blog

Get Organized Series: Armoire is for Organizing

Relaxing Organized BedroomOne of the most common and frustrating organizing challenges in many homes is the lack of closet space. Sure you can edit your things to a minimum, install a new closet system, move other items around to different places to make closet space, but what if you’ve already done that? If you live in a studio apartment or an old home and just don’t have the closet space, what do you do?

One option is to simply create the space; have a contractor in to build out a portion of the wall so that you can make closet space in a room.… Read the rest

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago
Organizing Blog

Get Organized Series: Garage Organizing

garage organizingWell, winter is over. It’s time for garage organizing. Maybe you parked your car in the garage all season, maybe not. But either way, you open the door and it looks as though some strangers came in, rifled through the contents, didn’t take anything, maybe even left a few things, but took off in a hurry! As professional organizers, we see this happen to our clients all the time! 😉

What a great time of year to organize the garage! Not too hot, not too cold, just the right time to get things in order before summer fun and vacations come along!… Read the rest

By Sarah Buckwalter, ago

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