Orange you happy you decided to become a professional organizer and found this website?
Orange you glad that my website is color-coded?
Go ahead and look around. Everything here is color coded.
Dark Orange colored items are for you or anyone interested in becoming a professional organizer or productivity professional.
If you want to see more examples of my passion for color-coding, click on the tabs “Checklists” and “Schedule Services + Purchase Products” (top of page) and remember, Orange is for Organizers!
Now, take a deep breath and let’s get started. You’re here because you want to learn how to become a professional organizer, right? Did you know that I’ve helped hundreds of professional organizers reach their goals and build sustainable organizing businesses and I can help you too.
Do you have what it takes to become a professional organizer? Is it the right business for you? I’ve created a 20-question quiz to help you decide. Fill out the form below and I’ll email you the questions. (no spam, ever!)
I’m here to help you get started, no matter where you are on your journey to becoming a professional organizer.
Read This Section if You’re New to Professional Organizing
If you know you want to become a professional organizer but aren’t sure where to start, I’ve got you covered!
My blog is full of resources, encouragement, tips, tactics, techniques and checklists just for you and all of it is free!
- How to Become a Professional Organizer
- Finding a Niche in 6 Steps
- Business Basics for New Professional Organizers
Next, check out my best selling business forms for professional organizers the New Organizers’ Essentials kit.
Read This Section if You’re Ready to Take Your Business to The Next Level
Let’s assume you’ve already mastered the business basics of professional organizing, but you’d like to reach new customers, grow your business and offer new services.
I work with (a lot!) of organizers who have developed successful businesses but want advice on how to reach new customers or change their business model.
Is Professional Organizing Your Second Career?
Professional organizing is one of the fastest growing industries. Many organizers discover their talent for organization in their first (sometimes second and third) career before deciding to transition.
Learn what life is like as a professional organizer
Learn how I’ve helped others just like you
Hundreds of professional organizers, from all over the world, have learned about the organizing industry and how to build successful businesses from me. See what others have to say about my professional organizer coaching and products
Here’s the Next Thing on Your To-Do List
Book a One-on-One Phone Coaching Session
One-on-one personal, private coaching is the best option for professional organizers who want direct answers to specific questions. My coaching calls are a little different for everyone because I custom-fit each session. The best part? You can ask me anything! I’m here to help you:
- Build and manage your client base
- Determine or change your direction
- Leverage your unique style and talents to carve out a niche
- Design professional marketing materials and gain media exposure
- Define strategic goals to grow your business
I’ve been organizing, consulting and advising small business owners for over a decade. I know what works. I know where organizers should focus their time, energy and money to see the best results. I’ll help you increase your income and improve your productivity.
Is that something you’d like help with?
Hiring a Team of Professional Organizers? You’ll Need the “Team Management Essentials Kit”
Some jobs are too big for one person. Perhaps you’re turning away business because you couldn’t make a deadline. Building a team and hiring independent contractors is the quickest way to expand your client base, take more jobs, and increase your income.
For me, the results were amazing. But the best part was working in the company of other like-minded professionals. I’ve created the perfect product to help you build your team. My Team Management Essentials kit includes:
- Communication templates for hiring your team
- A subcontractor screening form
- Printable team and vendor contact worksheets
- Instructions to clearly communicate project logistics
- Team checklists and best practices
- A sample conference call summary
- Client approval forms
Business Forms for Professional Organizers
I’ve created business forms (aka “kits”) to help you and your clients
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- Housekeeping Instructions: Bi-lingual instructions for housekeepers
I’ve helped many family members, neighbors and friends organize their homes. Finally, one of them said, “Geralin, start charging for these services; you have a business.” I created Metropolitan Organizing ®, LLC and gathered a top-notch team of home organization experts who provide professional home and home-office organizing services to clients in and around Raleigh, North Carolina.
Beyond my expertise in overcoming the complexities of disorganization, I coach new home organizing consultants and productivity professionals from around the world via phone. I share my insights and offer expert advice on practically every aspect of the industry. You may have seen my body of work published in an array of national magazines or featured on A&E’s Hoarders, The Nate Berkus Show, The Today Show or South Africa’s The Home Channel.
I earned the highest level of certification in the professional organizing field as a Level V, Master Trainer, CPO-CD in 2010 and in 2013 I was named Best Chronic Disorganization Expert in the organizing industry.