Orange you glad you’re here? I am! But, before I share how you can become a professional organizer or start a professional organizing business, let me point out that this website is color-coded. All Dark Orange colored items on this site are for those interested in becoming a professional organizer or anyone who’d like to learn more about starting a career as a professional organizer or productivity professional.
If you want to experiment and see examples of my color-coding, check out the “Free Printables” or “Purchase Services or Products” tabs and remember, if it is Dark Orange, it 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.
Are you sure professional organizing is for you? If not, 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.
For New Professional Organizers
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, expert tips and interviews with professional organizers from all over the world.
- How to Become a Professional Organizer
- Finding a Niche in 6 Steps
- Business Basics for New Professional Organizers
Can’t wait? Check out my New Organizers’ Essentials kit.
The Next Level for Professional Organizers
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.
Organizing as a 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
I’ve helped hundreds of professional organizers build their businesses.
Your Next Step
One-on-one coaching is the best option for highly motivated professional organizers who want direct answers to specific questions. My coaching will be different for everyone because I tailor it to you and your goals. The best part? You can ask me anything. I’ll 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 want to see you succeed. 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?
Team Management Essentials
It’s difficult to scale your business as a solopreneur. Some jobs are too big for one person. Or perhaps you’ve had to turn away business because you couldn’t make the deadline. Building a team and hiring subcontractors 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. The 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
I’ve built professional resources and kits to help you and your clients including:
- Wardrobe Wisdom: Wardrobe tips for women
- Public Speakers’ Essentials: Start your public speaking career
- Housekeeping Instructions: Bi-lingual instructions for housekeepers
I had been helping my friends organize for years before one of them said, “Geralin, you need to start charging for this. You’ve got a business here.” I created Metropolitan Organizing ®, LLC and built a team of organizers who provide professional organizing services to residents of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Beyond my expertise in overcoming the complexities of disorganization, I coach new professional organizers around the world via phone. I share my insights and offer expert advice on practically every aspect of the industry. You may have seen me published in an array of national magazines or featured on A&E’s Hoarders, The Nate Burkus Show, Today 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.