5 Must-Read Blogs for Professional Organizers

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Your Organizing Business, blog for professional organizers

When I launched Your Organizing Business in 2009, there weren’t many other blogs specifically geared towards professional organizers. Most of the ones I remember no longer exist.

There still aren’t many blogs for professional organizers, so I’ve curated a list for your reading enjoyment.

Institute for Professional Organizers

The first blog on my list is written by Anne Blumer, who sponsored the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival – 10th Anniversary Edition and is one of my clients.

Read my interview with Anne Blumer.

The author of Mastering the Business of Organizing A Guide to Plan, Launch, Manage, Grow, and Leverage a Profitable, Professional Organizing Business, Anne also offers training programs and a Professional Organizers Toolkit. In the Institute for Professional Organizers blog, she shares her expertise in becoming a professional organizer, starting and growing an organizing business, getting certified, and working with clients.

Metropolitan Organizing

The author of From Hoarding to Hope, Geralin Thomas sponsored the Hoarding – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival.

She interviewed me for her blog when I was a “virtual assistant to professional organizers” – before I evolved to a Website Caregiver and Designer. I’ve interviewed Geralin too!

Geralin offers a range of products and services for new and experienced organizers, and the For Pro Organizers section on her blog covers the following topics:

  • Administrative Tasks
  • Becoming an Organizer? Start Here!
  • Financial-Legal-Insurance
  • Grow Your Business + Specialize
  • Marketing + Branding

Pro Organizer Studio

Jen Obermeier is the founder of Pro Organizer Studio and creator of the Inspired Organizer® program. She’s previously been featured here in an interview and as the guest author of Creative Ways to Attract Clients for Your Professional Organizing Business.

Jen produces the Pro Organizer Studio blog and podcast, which covers branding, business, marketing and sales, along with Program Director Melissa Klug.

Organizing U

I had the pleasure of dining with Sarah Buckwalter at the 2015 POC Conference in Toronto, not long after she sponsored the Becoming a Professional Organizer – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. She has also appeared here as the guest author of Marketing Your Virtual Organizing Services.

The founder of Organizing Boston, Sarah offers organizer training through Organizing U, where she’s blogged about a variety of topics to help you start and grow your organizing business.

Your Organizing Business

Since you’re reading this, I probably don’t need to introduce you to Your Organizing Business, but in case it’s your first time here, make sure it’s not your last!

Launched in 2009, Your Organizing Business has helped hundreds of new and experienced professional organizers to grow their knowledge, their reach, and their community.

Make sure you don’t miss a single post – simply sign up for a free email subscription. I’ll also send you a copy of my ebook, 5 Things Every Professional Organizer Can Fix on Their Website in the Next Week to Attract More Clients. It’s a great reference whether your website isn’t getting the results you need, or you’re planning your first website and want to get it done right.

Others

If you know of other blogs for professional organizers – or even write one yourself – please leave a link in the comments.

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A former professional organizer, I'm now a Website Design and Care Specialist. I love helping others succeed by sharing the knowledge and insight I’ve gained through marketing my own business for over 15 years! When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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A former professional organizer, I'm now a Website Design and Care Specialist. I love helping others succeed by sharing the knowledge and insight I’ve gained through marketing my own business for over 15 years! When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

9 Comments

  1. Geralin Thomas on September 8, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Janet,
    I can’t thank you enough for including Metropolitan Organizing as one of your 5 Must-Read Blogs for Professional Organizers! . I’m now in my 19th year of business and the industry continues to change and grow in ways I never imagined when I began. For many years you have consitently provided valuable information to Professional Organizers and on behalf of all, I’d like to say thank you.

  2. Seana Turner on September 8, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    I agree with Geralin and thank YOU for your support of Professional Organizers. I’ll follow all of these bloggers with great joy:)

  3. Janet Barclay on September 10, 2021 at 9:09 am

    You guys are wonderful; thanks for your kind words!

  4. Sabrina Quairoli on September 13, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Great collection of blogs! It is wonderful the service you provide Professional Organizers. Thank you for being so laser-focused on my industry. I really appreciate it.

  5. Linda Samuels on September 13, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    What a wonderful list of resources! Anne and Geralin are some of my favorite people. And you…well, what can I say? You are such tremendous support to organizers in many ways- from designing and managing websites to giving organizers opportunities to grow and share their audiences to keeping bloggers informed about the latest resources, ideas, and strategies.

  6. Janet Barclay on September 13, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    It’s readers like you that have kept me going all these years! Thank you so much.

  7. Julie Bestry on September 13, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Add me to the list of those who really appreciate your truly foundational support of our profession, Janet! Your Organizing Business is a must-read! I’ve been loving Geralin’s blog since the beginning, so you get big thumbs-up for including it. I know the other blogs, but it’s been a while since I’d read Anne’s or Sarah’s blogs, and it seems like Jen’s Pro Organizer Studio has become HUGE. This post will be essential for new organizers, but it’s a great way to keep atop the trends in our profession. Yay!

    • Janet Barclay on September 14, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      Julie, I’d almost forgotten that you were the FIRST person to see Your Organizing Business, because I asked for your input. That was a good move – your advice got me off to such a strong start that I’ve been able to keep it going all these years.

  8. Anne Blumer on September 17, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Janet, I’m truly stunned and touched to be listed in your top 5 blogs for professional organizers to read! Thank you for this honor. I agree with Geralin, and I think your blog should be listed first in this list.

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