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
The holidays are just around the corner and before long the endless parade of dinner parties, family celebrations and gatherings with friends will be underway.
While the holiday season is supposed to be a fun and festive time, it can quickly become stressful for those trying to get their homes organized and ready to receive guests. Thankfully, Sarah Buckwalter, founder and owner of Organizing Boston, can offer some help so you can achieve holiday zen.… Read the rest
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
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
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
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
Project Management for Professional Organizers: 7 Steps to Successfully Manage Large Organizing Projects
People 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
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
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
Well, 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
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