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Are you interested in becoming a professional organizer? (2017 update!)

6 September 2017 | Comments [58] »

Earning a living helping people get organized sounds like a fantasy job for many people. But thousands of people (including me) are doing it. Here’s my take on getting started.

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Just launched: Insider's Guides for New Organizers

28 August 2017 | Comments [0] »

In 2014, I added a guide to the collection aimed at helping people who want to start an organizing business. The most widely read post on this blog is my post on becoming a professional organizer. (Watch for a new update to that post soon!) I wrote that guide to help provide more in-depth information for new or aspiring organizers.

Yesterday, I added two more guides for new organizers and renamed the series the Insider’s Guides for New Organizers. Currently there are three available:

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Worth repeating (again): Why I'm a professional organizer

19 November 2015 | Comments [3] »

In 2013, I wrote a post that explained why I became a professional organizer. I’m celebrating the tenth anniversary of Peace of Mind Organizing, and the works continues to pay off. I feel so fortunate to still enjoy my work after ten years in business. If you’ve ever wondered what a PO gets out of her work—which to some people looks decidedly unglamorous—read on.

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Confessions of a conference junkie

15 September 2014 | Comments [0] »

Later in the week, I’ll be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend the annual conference of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. This is one of two organizing conferences I attend in a typical year. This year, I also attended two genealogy conferences.

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New Organizing Guide on creating a successful organizing business

25 July 2014 | Comments [1] »

Today, I added a new Organizing Guide to the collection, bringing the total up to nine. It’s called Living the dream: 10 ingredients for a successful organizing business. My blog post on becoming a professional organizer outlines strategies for getting started. My new guide outlines the essential elements I’ve identified for creating and maintaining success as an organizer.

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Worth repeating: Why I'm a professional organizer

18 January 2014 | Comments [0] »

I just re-read this post, which I wrote almost exactly a year ago. I think it does a great job of explaining why I became a professional organizer. If you’ve ever wondered what a PO gets out of our work—which to some people looks decidedly unglamorous—read on.

Often when I meet folks who learn what I do for a living, they’re keen on learning how I became a professional organizer. I explain the training I took and how I went about starting my business. (That’s all detailed in my blog post, Are you interested in becoming a professional organizer?.)

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Why I'm a professional organizer

21 January 2013 | Comments [9] »

Often when I meet folks who learn what I do for a living, they’re keen on learning how I became a professional organizer. I explain the training I took and how I went about starting my business. (That’s all detailed in my blog post, Are you interested in becoming a professional organizer?.)

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Some great tools for new organizers

2 November 2011 | Comments [2] »

Part of me is jealous of people who are starting their organizing businesses now. Of course, the economy isn’t the greatest. But compared to 2005 when I started my business, there are so many resources available, at a reasonable rate, to help people get started.

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