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I want to know what things other people would like to organize if they could. I'm trying to make a list with as many things as possible. I'm trying to start a business and I need to know any and everything I can that can be organized and what kind of things people would want and like.
Here's what I did when I had my organization business:
Every room in the house including basements, attics and garages
Closets/cabinets in every room
Drawers in every room
Files (paper and electronic)
Best wishes for your venture. I hope you are in a place where people are able to pay a living wage for you!
Kitchen cabinets and pantry
All rooms in house
Dvd, records, books, photo collections, etc
Many people have collectibles and have no idea how to keep track of what they have. Usually they will have scrapes of paper here and there or even try having a note book but for anyone with computer knowledge this sort of organization can be a breeze.
This goes for music CD's, movie DVD's, regular or inherited recipes, recipe books, or even sewing patterns.
Businesses also need this sort of organizing and will pay for a simple program they can keep up themselves.
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)
This is a page about name ideas for an organizing business. If you are planning to start a professional organizing business you will want a name that defines its scope and mission.