Skip to main content


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 are female
  • From 17 countries
  • Whose average exam score is 88.8%
  • From our training evaluation survey, 100% of our participants said they would recommend our training program to new professional organizing business owners
  • We've held 50 live seminars and client practicums
  • In 2009 I wrote the book Get Rich Organizing for the sole purpose to provide information and education during the economic downturn when it was not financially comfortable for some people to complete the full training program. I don't have exact book sales because it sells through many channels.  I do know the book sales I have processed, and those of the publisher is 1,617.  I didn't write the book to get rich, and this is proof!
  • As a growing industry, it has been necessary to record our training videos four times to provide you with the latest information--and we plan to do so again in 2019.  Watch for some more changes that we will be sharing with you early in 2019!  
I want to thank every one of you who have completed our training program or purchased my book.  You have enriched my life, and I have learned so much from you.  And, to those who are contemplating becoming a professional organizing business owner I would love the opportunity to help you plan, launch, manage, grow, and leverage your business. 
Sending you love, hugs, and gratitude,

Anne Blumer, CPO®
ADHD Specialist II | Chronic Disorganization Specialist II
Institute for Professional Organizers™
The Fast Track Method to plan, launch, manage, grow and leverage your business.
503.246.0710 |503.706.3502 |


Popular posts from this blog

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 answers.
What are some of the biggest challenges that you face for this job? If you are a business owner, I would say the biggest challenge you face is finding clients, or rather clients finding you.  That’s the simple answer.  The fact is, the biggest problem is having the education and experience to work with chronically disorganized (CD) clients.
What is one thing that surprised you about this career?What surprised me about this career was discovering people are chronically disorganized rather than situationally disorganized.  When I first started my career, I thought I would be organizing people’s things in a more orderly way and put loose things…

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 business, her complete process for working with clients, skills, and techniques for working with a variety of client types, but now her best held secret--how Anne grew her business with fourteen distinct streams of revenue!

“I wrote Mastering the Business of Organizing A Guide to Plan, Launch, Manage, Grow, and Leverage a Profitable, Professional Organizing Business along with the Institute for Professional Organizers™ curriculum and program because I believe in the immense value of this profession. I want others who aspire to it to represent the industry as experienced and knowledgeable professionals. I also want to sha…

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. This is 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 lost 8.4 million jobs. People were cutting out all discretionary expenses, and that included professional organizing services.

My phone was not ringing, and people were not signing up for my webinars, online training, or live seminars. Many professional organizers left the industry because they were experiencing the same and needed to find employment to pay their bills. Or, if they did not provide the primary source of income for their family and that person lost his or her job, they now needed to find a way to have a steady income.

Interestingly though, many people who lost their jobs and couldn’t find employment wanted to start their own business. They had time on their hands and were watc…