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Parents need help organizing their children and their homework (typically middle school students with ADHD). The challenges of transitioning from one teacher in elementary school to many teachers in middle school often take students, and parents, by surprise.  The virtual classroom can be challenging for students, teachers, and parents.  Now is an excellent opportunity for…

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Photo Working With Clients The Senior Population

“As the year 2011 began on Jan. 1, the oldest members of the Baby Boom generation celebrated their 65th birthday. In fact, on that day, today, and for every day for the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will reach age 65.”[1] And that is just in the United States. In 2003, when I started…

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Start Your Professional Organizing Business Today! Our goal is to expediently provide you with the comprehensive knowledge needed to have a highly successful and personally rewarding career as a professional organizer at an affordable investment. The following is included in our  Layer One and Layer Two Fast Track Method™ Training Program: The knowledge and skills…

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ADHD is caused by a neurobiological difference in the brain, which can interfere with such areas as learning, cognitive and organizational processing, socialization, and general life performance. Client Background Angela discovered and communicated to me that when her son was diagnosed with ADHD, she too was diagnosed with ADHD. When a child has ADHD, one…

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I discovered body doubling working with my client, Trudy. Trudy is a highly educated and successful professional. She is married with two children and originally from Norway. In 2004, she approached me after my organizing presentation at an organizing supply store. She introduced herself and said, “I think you might be able to help me.” We…

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First, What is Chronic Disorganization? Chronic disorganization is having a history of disorganization in which self-help efforts to change have failed, an undermining of the quality of life due to disorganization, and the expectation of future disorganization. How do you identify a chronically disorganized client from a situationally disorganized client? You can ask your client…

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A variety of situations and scenarios will occur while working with clients that will test your boundaries with them.  It is important for you to understand the legal or liability issues and your region’s regulations for transportation in determining what you will and will not do for your clients. It is also important to communicate…

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Whoever thought organizing could be hazardous?  I certainly didn’t.  Over the years of working with clients, I  have experienced a few unsafe situations and want to share some strategies to keep you and your clients safe when decluttering and organizing. Safety Points for the Professional Organizer The safety points below are from Debbie Stanley’s book…

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2020 Fast Track Method Training™ Program for Professional Organizers Layers 1 and 2 Now Available for Registration Meet our Certified graduates 2004-2019   A few fun facts about our participants 400+ participants have completed our program 17 countries represented 51 Layer 2 Seminars 193 Certified 7 Master Professional Organizers® Will you be next?

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Photo of Senior couple ready to buy new house reading contract

In 2003, when I started working as a professional organizer, my clients were moms with young children, much like myself. I helped them set up household systems and routines and organize their physical space. At that time, I knew I didn’t want to work with seniors because I didn’t think I could relate to where…

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