Professional organizing is a relatively new line of work but the call for help is loud and clear! I know that when I started organizing, people would ask me what I do. I said, “I help people get organized!” What was the first thing I heard? “I need you!” In fact, within the first week of open enrollment for my online class, “Learn to Be Clutter-Free”, in 2002, 22 people enrolled in the course!
What, though, does a professional organizer do? What are the requirements to becoming a professional organizer? What is involved in actually becoming an organizer? What does being an organizer offer?
A professional organizer is someone who helps people get organized in one or more aspects of someone’s life. They can either be specialized in one area or help in a variety of areas.
It is up to the individual organizer as to how they are going to provide the services. Some organizers enjoy doing hand’s on organizing – actually going into homes and offices of people who need help. Others provide services by means of consulting or coaching by in person, by phone, or online. Some organizers offer workshops, seminars, and speaking engagements. This is one of the many beauties of this profession – you can tailor it to what you want to do.