This course introduces you the processes of organizing and how to work with floorplans to effectively organize a space. You’ll learn how to identify room functions, declutter your client’s home, and maintain strong relationships. Complete real-world case studies to familiarize yourself with organizing scenarios and clients.
Through hands-on and theory-based assignments, you’ll learn how to work with a variety of budget types and client personalities. You’ll also receive full business training so you can launch your own business!
This Course Is Best For You If
You love to organize homes and offices
You want to start your own organizing business
You enjoy helping others get organized and stay productive
You are a creative professional looking for a career change
You currently work in the design & decorating industry
Introduction to Professional Organizing
Learn about the role a professional organizer plays, and study various issues that an organizer is responsible for resolving. Explore the process of how professional organizers restore order to their clients’ spaces.
- Helping Clients
- Professional Roles
- Achieving Order
- Assessing Value
- Item Placement
- Decluttering & Preventing Clutter
Discover how to create and use floorplans as a professional organizer, focusing on elevation and isometric drawings. Study the concepts of balance and visual weight, and learn how to read axis and scale on a floorplan.
- Understanding Floorplans
- Types of Drawings
- Measurements & Scale
- Drawing & Presenting a Floorplan
- Creating Other Technical Drawings
- Space Planning
- Furniture Selection
- Balance & Visual Weight
Learn about fixed and movable storage solutions, and apply organizing principles to each job. Discover the art of decluttering and understand how to transform spaces with strategic furniture planning.
- Organizing Private Spaces (Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Laundry Rooms, Home Offices)
- Organizing Public Spaces (Kitchens, Family Rooms, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms)
- The Organizational Process
Working with Clients
Study different techniques for listening to clients and selling your services. Learn how to work with clients who are resistant to change, and know how to deal with conflict. Find out how to approach each client consultation.
- Safe Organization & Storage
- Storage & Organizing Tips
- Holiday Organizing
- Organizing Garages & Outdoor Spaces
- Garage Sales
- The Causes of Disorganization
- Working with Clients
- The Organizing Process
UNIT E (Optional)
Business Training Series
Once you’ve completed units A-D of your Professional Organizing course, you have the option to complete a specialized business unit. Created specifically for pro organizers, you’ll study a variety of topics including:
- Starting Your Own Business
- Launching Your Business
- Writing Your Business Plan
- Financial Statements
- Presenting Your Business Plan
- Marketing and Promotion
QC’s step-by-step program walks you through every aspect of the professional organizing process. Hands-on assignments are created to put you in the organizer’s seat. You’ll analyze real-world client scenarios that will develop your interpersonal skills and help you implement organizing principles.
In this sample assignment, you’ll work with a client who doesn’t prioritize the organization of her apartment. You’ll need to create an inventory of the client’s belongings, decide what needs to be decluttered, and implement storage systems and processes to help your client stay organized easily.
You will receive a Course Guide with easy-to-follow instructions on uploading your assignments to the Online Student Center and downloading your tutor’s evaluation and audio feedback. Additionally, QC’s helpful Student Support Team is ready and willing to guide you through your assignments and answer any questions you have along the way. Connect with the support team by phone, email or Live Chat – whichever you prefer.
“QC’s course taught me the fundamental skills and principles of organizing as a profession. I know that each assignment will be relevant to something that I may encounter in the field when working on my own.”Bradley SchlagheckAdvanced International Organizing Professional
Learn from Industry Experts
When you enroll with QC Design School, you’ll be matched with an industry professional currently working in the field who will review your work and provide you with in-depth feedback and advice on every assignment. These accomplished tutors have years of experience in the decorating industry and are eager to share their professional insight to help you succeed.
Your personal tutor will provide you with in-depth audio feedback on each assignment to let you know what you did well and how you could improve. Use this feedback to guide you through the next unit in your course.