Are you the kind of person who loves to keep things neat and tidy? Do you take neatness a step further to create efficiencies wherever you can? You probably have what it takes to become a professional organizer! In fact, if you find yourself itching to organize not just your own stuff, but your friends’ stuff, too, you might be perfect for the job.
The professional organizing industry is booming. People are taking on more jobs and projects, giving them less time to stay organized at home. Television shows like Tidying Up with Marie Kondo have also made hiring a professional organizer realistic and even kind of trendy (but fingers crossed that you won’t have to wade your way through 100 years of newspapers to shake your client’s hand)! Starting a professional organizing career has never been so lucrative, and it’s not expected to slow down anytime soon.
Besides being a trendy, solid, and profitable career choice, here are the top five perks of becoming a professional organizer!
1. Do something you’re passionate about
Do you genuinely enjoy keeping things neat and tidy in your spare time? Do you find yourself itching to organize public places better? As much as people might tease you about your cleanliness, you can actually build a successful career based on your organizational habits.
The best careers are ones that concentrate on what you’re already passionate about, and your love for coordination might be the perfect motivation to start profiting from what you actually love doing.
2. Help other people
Lack of organization can actually consume a person’s life and limit what they achieve in their day to day routine. Whether it’s their home, their finances, or simply their shoe closet, regaining control is often stressful and time consuming without some guidance.
This is where professional organizers can save the day. You can do more for a person than just organize their closet nicely or help them get a few financial records in order. In extreme cases, you might actually save someone from becoming so overwhelmed by disorganization that their job or personal relationships suffer. Teach your financially struggling client a better way to organize his credit card statements so that due dates are met and interest charges aren’t incurred. Your advice might help him climb out of debt. Help a client with a set of twins and a set of triplets under the age of 5 develop a system to color code, wash, dry, fold, sort, and store her family’s laundry efficiently so it doesn’t overwhelm her home and consume her entire week.
Professional organizers do more than just make things look tidy; you will actually make a difference in people’s lives.
3. Do fulfilling work
When you play a role in pulling someone out of disorganization, you do more than just help them. You’re also helping yourself feel fulfilled by your career. No matter what kind of client you work with, you’ll feel rewarded at the end of each contract because you’ll see noticeable results. That basement is now a working home office rather than the alarming cave of mysteries it was a week ago.
Professional organizers take action and achieve things. Even if your goal that day is simply to get the closet under control before you move onto the dressers, you’ll always have something to work towards.
4. Gain useful skills
Professional organizers are problem solvers. You’ll be presented with a new set of hurdles each time you start a contract. Your challenge will be to adapt your skills to meet that client’s needs. Contracts that use your past experiences but require some adjustment will teach you the most because this is where you’ll evolve your knowledge and develop new tricks and techniques.
Perhaps there’s a space efficient but “out of the box” way to store the bottles of vintage wine your client has left sitting in heavy, dusty crates for the past 30 years? Your skills are also helpful outside of your work day. The better you become at coordinating objects and information, the more organized you’ll be able to keep your own life and space.
5. Control over your career
Professional organizers can work their jobs in different ways. If you like order and working as part of a team, for example, you might work for a company that specializes in interior decorating and design services. Other design professionals might be experienced in making the space look gorgeous, but you’ll help make it functional as well.
If you are willing to risk less structure in order to take more direct control of your career, you might work as a freelancer or small business owner. Evaluate your needs when it comes to scheduling and consider whether you have the necessary skills to provide independent services that will turn a profit.
Professional organizing is the kind of career that teaches you valuable life skills while you help others and make a living. It’s also a satisfying option for people who enjoy problem solving, achieving goals, and taking full advantage of the space around them.
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Such a helpful article! I’m so OCD when it comes to organising, everything has to have a place!
Great article! Looking forward to finding the right way to incorporate professional organizing into my design business to create smart & beautiful home solutions that work for families!
After be enrolling and completed previous courses, I think this article has encouraged me to consider this part of my new year goal. Wonderful article, being organized is something the would enhance people busy households. I have enjoyed being involved and following QC Design School.
Helping clients get organized is SO fulfilling. Not only seeing the positive effect working with them has on their living space but how it can vastly improve their personal feelings almost immediately.
QC Design School is so fantastic and generous. The topic of this article introduces yet another way to utilize expertise gained from your courses.
Very interesting article and something I’m going to consider.
Great article! “Professional Organizer” is something I am very interested in. This article makes me excited to look into this school more!
I’ve recently completed the Organizing course and my experience with QC was the best school experience I’ve had. I am so excited to pursue this as a career!
As a professional organizer I find this article awesome for anyone who is showing interest in starting a career in this industry.
I’m enrolled in the Interior Decorating courses to extend my knowledge & learn the “business” aspect of having your own design business!
I love these courses & have learned ALOT, especially how to be “organized”!
Working with Clients in my everyday business, keeping my home organized AND sitting down to my QC course, actually helped my organization skills!
I can be OCD when it comes to organizing but I don’t mind it! 🙂
To me, if I’m not organized, life is unorganized! When my home office & rest of my home is organized, life is good! I don’t work well with a chaotic mess! If everything has a place & eveything is organized & where it’s supposed to be, life is a bit easier to tackle & I’m a happy girl! 🙂
What a great article! Really helps for my decision!
Having your office and your life organized gives you more time and energy to enjoy your life.
I LOVE this new blog! This article has great tips and easy to implement! Thanks for sharing!!
Great blog… I am a QC student and have found the reading very interesting. I just need to focus entirely on completing the courses and starting my own business.. On this note, I would love to know if there are any fellow students in the Atlanta, GA area.