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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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?

Read More
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…

Read More
Photo of the A Team

In 2013, something startling and unexpected happened. I woke up one day and was not excited to go to work with my client. What happened? I love to organize. That was not what I wasn’t excited about. It was the client. I found myself thinking of this client all the time. How could I help…

Read More
Two women sharing a secret

When I started working as a Professional Organizer, I didn’t have a step-by-step process for working with my clients.  I quickly learned that it is as important to teach my clients organizing skills as it is to organize with them.  It is similar to the adage Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. …

Read More
Photo Beautiful young stylist near rack with hangers

The Container Store is an organizing products store. I equate it to a professional organizer’s candy store. They have stores all over the United States. Late in 2015, I was contacted by the Container Store, asking if I would be interested in interviewing for their Contained Home Consultant position. I was hesitant because I felt…

Read More
Begin

Not sure how to begin a Professional Organizing business? Listen to my podcast with Susan Creal and hear about how I began my business, the obstacles I had to overcome, what my typical day is like, tips on organizing, and more. Ready to begin? Register for our Fast Track Method Training Program for Professional Organizers. 

Read More
Photo of Flag of the United States of America with the face of Benjamin Franklin on US dollar 100 bill and a red arrow indicates the stock market enter recession period.

The recession may have ended in 2009, but the US economy was still in recovery well into 2011. People were quite hesitant to spend their discretionary income on organizing services. I did have clients stay with me who financially could during the recession, and some are still my clients today; they are chronically disorganized, and,…

Read More