Be a Home Organizer
By Eric Hammer
Here's a sobering fact: Most people are horribly disorganized
and that means that you have a great opportunity if you want
to become a home organizer. As a home organizer, your job is
to help people to get the junk out of their homes and make it
into something they can actually be proud of. That includes lots
of different tasks, but it all starts with getting things organized
to begin with. Here's what you need to know:
Many people, especially in city centers tend to live in rather
small apartments and they also tend to like accumulating "stuff."
This means that they often end up with closets full of junk that
they rarely or never use and they can't find a single thing that
they actually happen to need when they need it. In extreme cases,
they are even embarrassed to have guests in their homes because
there is so much clutter everywhere.
A home organizer works with people to help them to get things
organized. A big part of this is helping them to organize closets
so that the space inside of them is more efficiently used, though
you may also help people to actually decide what to keep and
what to throw in the garbage.
How Much Can You Make?
Most home organizers are self employed, thus it's difficult
to quantify specific numbers, however most do tend to charge
anywhere from around $30-$50 per hour for the services that they
render to their clients.
Ways to Make More | Related Opportunities
Remember that you are working to help people to become organized.
That means that when they visit with you in your home or office,
you need to present an image of being organized yourself. A pristine
and clean desk along with a neat appearance will go a long way
toward getting your clients to trust you that you are able to
help them to get organized as well.
It's also useful to consider branching out into some additional,
related businesses. For example, you may help people to organize
a yard sale to clear out the junk that they no longer need and
you may also consider working with closet builders whom you can
take a commission from in exchange for referring them to your
clients who need help with getting a closet reorganized.
You should be able to see things in a big picture sort of
way as well. As a home organizer, you need to walk into a room
and be able to visualize what it could look like with everything
in its place as opposed to being strewn haphazardly around the
Qualifications / Requirements
There are no formal requirements to become a home organizer
and no licensing required. However, there are a number of courses
available and certifications available which you can apply for
and which will help you to land additional work as a home organizer.
Start by getting your own home organized. Keep a log of what
you did and how you did it. Then offer to help some friends and
get more experience. Once you have this, consider taking courses
to learn more about your craft or simply hang out your shingle.
If you want to get certified though, you'll need courses.
Check out this helpful resource to learn more about becoming
a home organizer:
of Professional Organizers - This is a professional organization
dedicated to further the profession of home organizer.