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Top 7 Questions about Becoming a Professional Organizer

We frequently receive inquiries and questions from people across the globe about how to become a Professional Organizer and is it the right career path for them.  Questions range from "How did you get started in this business?" to "How do I get certified?" While I'm always willing to spend time answering basic inquiries, I usually recommend that you start by reading my book, Get Rich Organizing.  It will answer the majority of your questions.  Then, if you want something more in-depth, I recommend our Fast Track Method Training Program as it is fast, affordable, and extremely comprehensive. To get started I'll answer some of your burning questions: 1. What is the trend in the professional organizing business?
Professional Organizing is one of the fastest growing service businesses today.  People have an abundance of stuff and not enough space or time to declutter.  And, due to the number of television shows like "Hoarders," the topic of organizing …
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Niche Professional Organizers - Our Interview with Sheila Delson

Niche Professional Organizers Interviews with Professional Organizers focusing on their unique niche.  This month we interviewedSheila Delson of Free Domain Concepts Anne:Sheila, when and why did you become a professional organizer?
Sheila:I began my professional organizing business in 1994.My children were in High School then, and I was bored with my secretarial job and feeling antsy to do something more creative and fulfilling.I'd been doing ‘the thing' of organizing since I was a young child, but I never made the connection that ‘the thing' had a name…organizing!One day, while searching my local library, I came to the self-help section and gasped when I found a book called "How to Conquer Clutter" by Stephanie Culp. It was kismet; I could feel my heart swell to the answer of my life's purpose and destiny.I haven't looked back since.
Anne:What was the most challenging part of starting your business or working with clients and how did you overcome it?
Sheila:…

You Are a Superhero!

I wanted to take a moment to check in with you and see how you are doing.   I want to hear from you.  Are things going fabulously well?  Wonderful, I want to hear all about your success!!  Are you feeling stuck, and not sure which direction to take or what resources could help you get unstuck?  I'm here, how can I support you in your launch or growth of your organizing business?

If you are just starting your business or contemplating to start an organizing business, guess what?  It's a great time to be a Professional Organizer!  Everywhere I look, Professional Organizing is in the news.  Did you happen to see this episode of CBS News, Making a clean sweep: Decluttering Your Life?  What great press for our industry!

NAPO's Public Opinion Survey where, in response to the question what is a professional organizer, respondents replied, "A kind of superhero whose ability to improve lives cannot be overstated."  I love that!  A superhero!!  And, the top three reasons som…

5 Tips to Streamline Your Morning Routine

With the change to daylight savings time, I have heard from many clients they are having a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning.  As a result, they are rushing to get out the door on time.  Are you looking to save time in the morning, so you can steal a few more winks or get to work on time?  If you are, then do as much as you can the night before, which should be easier since it is staying lighter later.

Here are my top 5 tips to streamline your morning routine:
Look at the weather report and plan what to wear head to toe and set it out, so you don't have to think about what to wear in the morning. Use a valet rod to hang your outfit.Get a coffee maker with a timer, each evening get it ready and set the timer. Place your work bag, keys, phone, and anything else you need to take with you for the day by the door to grab and go. Establish a launching and landing pad for these items.If you have trouble staying focused on a routine, try setting alarms on your phone for each …

Follow Your Joy!

Does organizing your pantry, closet, junk drawer, anything bring you joy?   Are you interested in starting a Professional Organizing business and you are not sure where to start?  
Each layer of our Fast Track Method™ training and education program develops your skills and confidence to work with clients and Master the Business of Organizing™. Layer by layer we provide you with increased protection that your business will thrive. You will not find another professional organizer training program with our unique layered approach, comprehensiveness, and affordability.
Your confidence will rapidly increase after experiencing our unique two- day client practicum with a REAL client.  Here's what you can experience at a client practicum:





Next client practicum opportunity is August 6-8, 2018.  Learn more and register here.

Are You Ready For the BIG One?

Join the American Red Cross for Prepare Out Loud earthquake preparedness forum and be ready for a Cascadia earthquake and disasters of all kinds. Our earthquake preparedness event will be on Tuesday, March 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hillsboro Aviation. RSVP to attend this free event at www.redcross.org/POLHillsboro.

Niche Professional Organizers - Our Interview with Tywanquila Walker

Niche Professional Organizers Interviews with Professional Organizers focusing on their unique niche. 
This month we interviewed
Tywanquila Walkerof Order Your Life
Anne: Tywanquila, why did you become a professional organizer?Tywanquila: I became a professional organizer because organizing is something I love doing.  Sometimes, I walk into a space, and I can literally see what it can be.  Within seconds, objects float to their intended destinations.  Papers are filed away or placed in neat piles.  In my mind’s eye, the room is brighter, tidier, and more functional.
Furthermore, I love helping other people visualize their goals and then reach those goals.  Helping other people see the vision of what could be is rewarding.  Organizing is like sitting down to create a work of art.  The canvas is alive, and it speaks to the artist.  Eventually, the canvas speaks to the viewers as well.
Anne: As an organization consultant, you specialize in helping others organize moves.  What suggestions do y…