Thinking about getting professional organizer training? QC Design School Student Ambassador, Alexa Jorgenson, is here to tell you why this is guaranteed to make you a better designer! Alexa is currently enrolled in the Interior Decorating, Professional Organizing, Staging for Designers, and Virtual Design courses. Read her Ambassador Feature here!
”Getting organized is a sign of self-respect.Gabrielle Bernstein
The Role of a Professional Organizer
Trends are constantly changing in the world of home design. But organization is one trend that will NEVER go out of style! Helping others to get organized is a gift. By living a balanced, harmonious life, one can reach their full potential. With professional organizer training, you can provide a much-needed service. You’ll be able to make your clients’ lives genuinely better.
So, what exactly IS a professional organizer?
The answer is partly in the name. A professional organizer is a trained expert who knows how to deal with mess and clutter. They can give guidance and recommendations to help clean up spaces. The goal is to help clients adopt a new lifestyle; one with serenity and purpose.
Designers with professional organizer training have a diverse skill-set. They possess a unique ability to establish order and declutter. They’re also masters of space planning. They can assess the value of each item in a space and categorize it accordingly.
A professional organizer’s creativity knows no bounds. Excellent communication skills and empathy are also must-have personality traits. After all, not all clients are going to want to part with their belongings. Some will have little to no choice. In order to navigate these kinds of situations, professional organizers must be empathetic and non-judgmental.
Typical clients will often include people going through life changes, movers, and hoarders. Others will simply need help improving the functionality, productivity, and efficiency of their homes.
Common Job Responsibilities
A professional organizer can specialize in homes as a whole, or specific rooms and areas. However, their core job duties will typically remain the same. The following are typical responsibilities of a professional organizer:
- Establish open communication with clients;
- Categorize items in a given space;
- Ensure that a space is being utilized as efficiently as possible for each individual client;
- Create systems to keep people organized;
- And teach clients how to stay organized.
The key to a professional organizer’s job is to properly LISTEN to people. This is the only way to determine what kind of lifestyle they have. Similarly, it’s the only way to know what sort of lifestyle they need.
3 Reasons to Get Professional Organizer Training
There are countless reasons why all designers should get professional organizing training. However, here are the Top 3 that I find to be the most beneficial:
- You’ll give your clients greater peace of mind. They’ll know they’re working with a multi-certified expert. As a result, their trust in you will only grow stronger.
- Professional organizers are PROVEN to make a difference. This is one of the main areas of home design known for helping clients to better their physical and mental health.
- Professional organizer training allows you to better understand your clients. You’ll have a stronger comprehension of their lifestyle. Thanks to this, you’ll know what’s important to each individual client throughout the design process, as well as what the optimal solutions should be.
Additional Perks to Professional Organizer Training
The fact is, professional organizer training complements every other area of design.
You’ll have a better understanding of your craft. You can increase your services and attract even more clients. As a whole, your business will be elevated. Once this happens, your brand will become more powerful and substantially better known. Professional organizer training is a smart decision that is guaranteed to improve your career!
Once I become certified through QC Design School, I personally intend to use my newfound knowledge to add proper organization techniques to my clients’ design plans. I’ll use the processes that QC teaches in order to help clients achieve order, assess value, and categorize items in an efficient way.
Why I’m Getting Professional Organizer Training Through QC
QC Design School is KNOWN for its invaluable training. This is why I chose to enroll in their online Professional Organizing Course. They have an A+ ranking from the Better Business Bureau and their certifications are internationally-recognized. Having been a QC student for a while now, I can confidently say that their positive reputation is well-deserved!
Another thing I like about QC is that you’re provided with helpful learning tools as part of your course. On top of the course booklets and instructional videos, there are also plenty of hands-on assignments to give you real-world experience.
Once I graduate, I’ll receive my Advanced International Organizing Professional (AIOP) certification! In the meantime, I’m enjoying every aspect of this course. I particularly love the professional advice I’m getting from my tutor, Lianne Cousvis.
Food for Thought
If you love to be organized, I highly recommend QC’s professional organizer training! The course is flexible and self-paced. It can be done anywhere, at any time. Plus, tuition is very affordable!
(But there are also low-monthly payment plans, if needed.)
Another thing you’ll quickly notice is that this school has a wonderful community. It’s got some of the nicest, most helpful people I’ve ever met! You’ll never feel alone. There will always be someone you can connect with if you need any help.
If you’ve enjoyed reading this article and want to chat, feel free to connect with me in the Virtual Classroom on Facebook. I look forward to seeing you there!