Huh…what is a Professional Organizer?

Professional Organizer


As I sat today, talking to my oldest brother and explaining my new business, I realized that many people do not know exactly what a “Professional Organizer” is.  Yes, my new and exciting business that I’ve decide to finally pursue as a career, after 12 years in the social work field.  Hopefully this blog will help explain, exactly what we do as “Professional Organizers.”

This is a quote from the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO):

What Professional Organizers Do

Professional organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. By designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills, they help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, their lives!

An organizer’s services can range from designing an efficient closet to organizing a cross-country move. For homeowners, he or she might offer room-by-room space planning and reorganization, estate organization, improved management of paperwork and computer files, systems for managing personal finances and other records, and/or coaching in time-management and goal-setting.

In business settings, an organizing pro can increase productivity and profitability with improvements in paper-filing and storage, electronic organizing, work-flow systems, employee time-management, space design, and more.

Some professional organizers work with specific populations, such as those with Attention Deficit Disorder, the chronically disorganized, children, seniors or students.

This industry has been developed in order to help individuals and businesses design systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring skills. Professional organizers aim to help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper, and their systems for life. Professional organizers help redirect paradigms into more useful cross-applications that ensure properly co-sustainable futures for their clients’ spaces and processes.

I hope this helps those out there that may not be familiar with what this industry is all about. It is a helping field, where you can help to change the lives of those you work with.


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