I'm planning on starting a business working with clients who need help organizing, going through things, discarding, selling, giving away, etc. Ideally I would like to work with baby boomers, their families, and caregivers.
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What would I do to start as a professional organizer? I know what it is and the NAPO membership, but how do I price a job? How do I estimate how long it will take?I'm thinking residential clutter, maybe some office work later. It's a wonderful feeling to make nice before and afters, I just itch to get at it passionately.
Hi Kim, I used to be a member of the POC - Professional Organizers in Canada. I never ended up pursuing NAPO membership, but they might offer workshops or seminars to help you with this.
I did attend a few webinars through here:
If you check out the Continuing Education page, there is one on Setting Rates. I found that one quite helpful. If you don't want to go that route, I can recommend a few tips:
- Find out what other organizers in your area are charging.
- Join a local chapter of an organizing group
- Find online forums/groups for organizing (check yahoo, facebook or even NAPO)
Good Luck with your new venture! Tina (in Toronto)
I know this post has been done before, but I am starting a new closet organizing business and really need help with a name. My target will be affluent women who really need help on organizing their closets and possibly their bathrooms (make-up). I want a really elegant, sophisticated yet catchy name.I recently met a woman who has a styling, personal shopping, closet organizing business who goes by Wardrobe Mistress which I love. So something around those realms. I liked Organista until I realized it was associated with the piano and nothing with organizing. Help!
My first thought was "Thinking Inside the Box" but that isn't regal.
My second thought is "Things That Shine". Hope you find the right one.
Thanks for your reply! I was thinking a name with the word Organization/Organizer in it.
How about "in its Place?"
How about Wardrobia?
It sounds like a kingdom!
How about :
MessNoMore...you've got to address the issue.
I am looking to start a side hustle. My skills/talents are organizing, rearranging furniture, capsule wardrobe consulting, proofreading, decorating, and simplifying.
I'm trying to find a 1-2 word name for my business that encapsulates all of the things I offer, but I will list my specialties under the business name.
I need help coming up with a name for starting my own cleaning and organizing business, where I can take my son along with me. (He's 7 months old, but very calm).I was thinking something along the line of using "mother" in the name, but I can't seem to come up with anything that suits me. Any ideas?
I want to start a cleaning and organization business, but I can't seem to think of a name for it. I want something catchy and creative. Something that will catch people's eye.
My last name is Shoop so something fun using a spin off that would be cool. I'm going to be fairly low key and allow people to barter for my help.There is also the option of naming it HERO, have everything righteously (or rightly or ridiculously or ??) organized.
My name is Carolline. I'm starting an organizing company and I have no idea what the company name should be. I would like to incorporate my name into it. Any suggestions?
I am starting to open a business as an organizer and decluttering service provider, but I am having a hard time coming up a name for my business. I was thinking about using my name and I would like my customers to feel accomplished, calmed, organized, and at peace once I am done with the task.I am looking forward to some help. Thank you.
I am trying to start up my own organizing business and am having a difficult time coming up with a name. I was trying to use both or one of my initials (MI) or my three boys initials (CLJ). I am just getting nowhere. Thanks in advanced.
I want to start a business to keep financial records and personal organizing. My name is Salley Talley. So maybe with the initials ST. Or I would like to incorporate the name Zetta or the letter Z. Any ideas?
I need help! I am starting my own organization business and I am stuck on the name :/ My last name is Love so it would be great if it was in the name somewhere. I want it to be short, catchy, easy to spell and remember. Anybody have any fantastic ideas?
By B. Love
"Love Organization". Then for elsewhere put, "Learn to Love Organization."
I am professional organizer for peoples' homes and offices. Now I want to add a new service for senior citizens, where I help them out and run errands, etc. that they need help with. My current name doesn't seem to fit any more, "Clutter Control Unlimited". Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I think you should keep the name you have now and then choose another name for the senior service. This way the seniors will identify with you more. Your senior services would be a part of your business, so your business cards should reflect that. Make sure it is a name seniors can identify with : for example : Ace Hardware ...seniors identify with Hardware. If it was say Ace homeware they wouldn't realize it was a hardware store. Hope this helps!
I'm interested in starting an organizing business. I thought of "Organizing Alchemy", but some said the name sounded too lofty. Others said it wasn't clear enough. Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you!
By J G Mc Laren from Boston, MA
I like the Organizing Alchemy name, but I can see the unclear point. Maybe you could come up with a more clear business name and use the Alchemy as a sub title or catchphrase.
Hope you get some good suggestions.
How about Ducks In a Row (as in the old expression "I've got all of my ducks in a row" meaning organized) Best wishes for success!
How about something short and too the point like Get Organized with JG or Organization Ink?
I am moving to northeast Florida in July and will be starting my own organizing business and would love help with name ideas please. A little info to help:
Name: April Felkins
I want to offer decluttering, organizing, assistance with packing/unpacking for moves, home office, closets, garages, kitchens, children's play areas, helping with the letting go part of the grief process, etc.
I have twin daughters.
17+ years of experience working with grieving families (not necessarily the focus of my new business venture, but helpful to know)