Institute for Professional Organizers™

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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Accountability Activity: Multitasking

What’s the secret to effective multitasking? Not doing it. Any time you do more than one thing at a time, you delay the completion of both tasks. The key is to focus on ONE thing and ONE thing only, until completion.  If you’re in the habit of multi-tasking throughout your day, I challenge you to…

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Accountability Activity- Focus on Successes

Accountability Activity – to get you refocused on what needs to happen now to plan, launch, manage, grow or leverage your profitable business. Sometimes we move so fast as an entrepreneur, doing so many different things, that we tend to not notice how much we’ve actually accomplished in a particular span of time.  When we…

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Accountability Activity – Letting Go of Fear

Accountability Activity – to get you refocused on what needs to happen now to plan, launch, manage, grow or leverage your profitable business. Have you ever allowed fear to stop you from taking action on opportunities that you’ve asked for? Although your fears seem real, they don’t actually exist! They’re manufactured by the ego to keep…

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