Professional Organizer

Learn what you client's ideal organization style is and make it come true.

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Professional Organizers do?

Are you organized? And by that, we don’t mean just able-to-find-your-keys-in-the-morning organized (hats off if that’s a regular thing), but organized as in every shelf in your pantry, game cupboard, and closet is bedecked with neatly-leveled strips hot off the labeler. If you are, then a job as a Professional Organizer is for you.

You probably think it’s normal to organize your shoes not only by style, but also by color, size, season, and alphabetical brand name. Well, it’s not normal. But the ability to do that is special, and people will pay you to do it for them.

Customers are not hard to find. Businesses need their paperwork organized. Individuals find themselves frustrated when they constantly misplace items, can’t find things they have bought, or leave expired products rotting in their pantries. And don’t even look in your neighbor’s garage! You could also organize events, projects, finances, time, or any number of other things.

Whatever your specialty, the process is the same. Professional Organizers start by interviewing the client to uncover their goals/wishes/hopes. Next, you take measurements, evaluate needs, and prepare a plan. The next task is to go shopping. Whether you need a closet organizer, a truck load of Rubbermaid containers, or a single file folder, you know where to find it at the best price.

Once the job is complete and the customer is beaming with gratitude, Professional Organizers take care of the billing/payment paperwork, and move on to the next challenge.

Should I be a Professional Organizer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Closet Organizer, Home Organizer

    How to become a Professional Organizer

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