So much is trending in the organizing industry today – Marie Kondo, Senior Move Management, Digital Organizing. It’s hard to figure out just what to do. And the market is saturated with generalists. Just doing anything doesn’t make you stand out anymore. The best thing to do these days is to find and focus on a niche. Even if you’ve been in the organizing business for a while, finding your niche as a professional organizer will be beneficial to you in many ways.… Read the rest “Finding your Niche as a Professional Organizer”
Spring organizing tips to help your organizing clients
Spring is here. The air is warmer, the sun is brighter and this motivates everyone to want to clear out the old and make everything fresh and new again. Use these 10 spring organizing tips to help your organizing clients get their homes 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, the easier it is to clean and organize.… Read the rest “Spring Organizing Tips”
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 “Organizing Policies and Procedures”
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 “The Difference Between a Contractor and an Employee”
As an organizer, you are helping a client with some of their most intimate possessions and feelings. These must be handled with utmost care. Your clients must feel that they can totally trust you. Here are six tips to help you maintain client confidentiality.
#1: Don’t Gab
Everything a client tells you should be held in confidence. You should never discuss a client’s information or situation with anyone, even family and friends. You never know who knows who.
#2: Get Permission
Always ask the client for permission before you take photos, open closed doors, peek in drawers, use the bathroom, etc.… Read the rest “Six Tips to Maintain Client Confidentiality”
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 “17 Tips to Help you Stay Organized in 2017”
Have 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 “Marketing Virtual Organizing Services”
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 “Organizing in Plain Sight”
One 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 “Get Organized Series: Armoire is for Organizing”