When I tell people that I’m starting a professional organizing business, the first question I get is “what is it that you are going to do?” Good question, but a better one is “what am I not going to do?”
The sky is the limit. There are endless possibilities when it comes to professional organizing, or productivity experts, as some prefer to be called. Some organizers work exclusively with corporations, helping to streamline productivity. They offer seminars and individual coaching sessions with employees to create a better work environment.
Some organizers work with small businesses to set up filing systems and routines to make the most of their time. When one person is the accountant, janitor, advertising manager and service tech, things don’t always run smoothly. That’s where an organizer comes in to help prioritize or suggest outsourcing solutions.
Some organizers work with individuals and families in their homes. Helping to organize and declutter play rooms, garages and attics. They might help after a loved one passed away and needs to distribute an estate. A blended family might hire an organizer to merge the two households of possessions into one.
I plan to begin my business by working with paper clutter. I will go into someone’s home, or accept their piles and files into mine, and weed through them. I will set up efficient, easy to maintain filing systems, securely dispose of unnecessary documents, and digitally scan and save any thing they would like. I will also offer digitizing and storage for photographs and slides. After digitizing I can return the originals and digital copies in a format the client wants, CD, Shutterfly book, external hard drive, etc.
I am ready and excited to help with business and residential clients. Really, the sky’s the limit with where I can take my new business.