11 Questions to Ask When Clients Won’t Let Go of Anything

photo 11 Questions to Ask When Clients Won’t Let Go of Anything

You’re working with a new client, and when you met with her for the needs assessment, she seemed very eager to let go of her clutter and get organized once and for all. You are ankle-deep in her clutter working with her at your first decluttering session, and every time you ask her, “keep, donate,…

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8 Strategies on Managing a Professional Organizing Business

photo IPO Blog January 2022

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re managing a small business, especially when you are starting out.  Here are 8 strategies to simplify and make small business management easier. Strategy #1 – Have a Mentor or a Business Coach There is no reason why you should have to figure out everything by yourself.  There are…

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How Virtual Organizing is Different from On-site Organizing

photo IPO Blog November 2021

Virtual organizing is a process for getting organized through the use of technology. The primary difference between on-site and virtual organizing is the client doesn’t have the organizer’s hands to help move and sort items. During virtual organizing sessions the professional organizer (organizer) is often mostly body doubling. Meaning a body double is not an…

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Professional Organizing Business Procedures – Client Intake

photo IPO Blog May

Managing a professional organizing business involves many, many elements.  When you start your professional organizing business, you may think documenting how you do your business is not essential.  But, once you start working with multiple clients at once and managing their organizing projects, it will be much easier if you have your business policies and…

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