Institute for Professional Organizers™

Grow Your Business – Speaking

Japan Association of Life Organizers Conference 2015

During my first year in business, I discovered public speaking as a beneficial way to grow my contact base, meet potential clients, and create another revenue stream. What? Another revenue stream? I had not imagined multiple revenue streams when I started this profession. I thought I would work with people to organize their homes, and…

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Book Signing Event

I had so much fun at my Mastering the Business of Organizing book signing event at Annie Bloom’s Books last week.  I met new budding professional organizing business owners and people curious about what professional organizing is.  I saw familiar faces of family, friends, colleagues and students of my training program. Women from my Women…

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February 2019 Fast Track Method Training Client Practicum

February’s practicum client, Dianne, wanted to downsize 99% of what was in her garage and start fresh. She kept more than she thought but did let go of 85%. Now new systems for gardening, workbench, mudroom, and storage. Plus a fresh coat of paint! Before – Workbench and Gardening After – Workbench, Gardening + New…

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Grow Your Business – Writing

Never in my wildest dreams did I dream of being a published author, because I didn’t think I had the skills to write a book. So, why I did write a book? From 2009 to 2011 professional organizers in the United States were in make-or-break years. In 2008 and 2009, the United States labor market…

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5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid Working with Clients

Mistake #1 – ORGANIZING FOR YOURSELF AND NOT YOUR CLIENT You love to organize and you even have fun organizing your friends or family members. What about organizing a complete stranger’s kitchen or garage? Will you be able to really listen and seek to understand what ‘organized’ looks and feels like for each client. There…

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Mastering the Business of Organizing

We are very excited to share with you that Anne Blumer updated and expanded her book Get Rich Organizing under a new title, Mastering the Business of Organizing A Guide to Plan, Launch, Manage, Grow, and Leverage a Profitable, Professional Organizing Business.  In this book version, Anne shares with the reader not only how to start and manage a professional organizing…

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Professional Organizers are Starting Their Career Younger!

Blessing McKenzie I had the fantastic opportunity to have Blessing McKenzie, a high school Junior, job shadow me yesterday.  Blessing is considering a career as a professional organizer!  I think that speaks volumes to where our industry is headed.  She also interviewed me for her school project and agreed to let me blog about her questions and my…

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Reflections

Happy fall!  As I reflect on the past 14 years of training new professional organizing business owners, I thought it might be interesting to share with you some facts about the Institute for Professional Organizers: We have taught new professional organizing business owners since 2004 400+ participants have completed our training program All but 2 participants…

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