Interview with Professional Organizer, Educator and Mentor Anne Blumer

For today’s organizer interview, I’m thrilled to feature Anne Blumer of SolutionsForYou, Inc. from Portland, Oregon. With more than 15 years of industry experience, she’s got a wealth of experience to share! Anne has been reading Your Organizing Business since its launch in 2009 and is a Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Blogger. I’ve got to know her quite well…

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Taking your clients beyond organizing

Nobody just happens to become a professional organizer. You chose this career due to your passion for organizing, whether it’s a natural ability or something you’ve had to learn. And that’s great, because you need passion to succeed in any type of business. However, unless you’ve had specific training, you might venture out without realizing that although you’re very good…

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Personal Photo Organizing: The Up and Coming Niche for Professional Organizers

Organizing is a very diverse field, with so many options for specialization. Some of the possibilities we’ve featured in the past include Family Manager Coach, Organizer Coach, Concierge, Senior Move Manager, and ADHD Coach. Today we welcome Natalie Gallagher with information about becoming a Personal Photo Organizer. How often do you come across boxes of disorganized print photos In the…

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Beyond NAPO & POC: Resources to help you start and grow your organizing business

In last week’s post, How to start a professional organizing business, I explained why new organizers should get involved with National Association for Professional Organizers (NAPO) or Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) right from the start. Already done that? Not quite ready to take that step? Don’t feel an American or Canadian association is a good fit for you? Read…

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How to start a professional organizing business

Are you interested in becoming a professional organizer? Maybe you were born to organize and are looking for a way to make money doing what you love. Maybe you’ve read about professional organizers in a magazine or seen them featured on a TV show and thought, “Hey, I could do that!” However you learned about this relatively new but fast-growing…

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Professional Organizer Training and Coaching

As I mentioned last week, speaking with vendors at the Organizing Expo was one of the highlights of attending the recent NAPO Conference. There were so many booths that I wasn’t able to visit them all, but I was impressed with those I did. Today I’m going to share the information I received about various training and coaching programs for…

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5 Ways to Handle Slow Seasons Effectively

You have more options than you might think to help your business when the work is not just rolling in. Last week I described some of the strategies that will likely hurt your business in the long run, and in this post I present some better options. Use one at a time or more than one, depending on your available…

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Downsizing for Seniors – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared this to be National Senior Move Managers Week. Since many professional organizers provide assistance of this nature, I’ve asked my readers to share their expertise in this issue of the 2013 Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. We have a new participant this month, and I’m really excited to welcome her to the…

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