I love organizing as well, my friends think I'm nuts. Several years
ago I redid all my filing using the "File Don't Pile" method, I can
find any piece of paper in less than a minute. My bookshelf is 8'wide
and 7' tall, all organized by subject, my clothes are separated by
type and color. Needless to say, my friends think I'm obsessive, but
really --I just enjoy organizing! I like the feeling of leaving a
room, and knowing every nook and cranny.
I found some interesting web sites about the career of Professional
Organizers. Seems they are becoming more and more in demand. There's
certification, associations, and providers listed below for you to
The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
..."is the premier national association dedicated to the field of organizing.
Formed in 1985 as a not-for-profit professional association, NAPO is
dedicated to sharing information about the growing organizing
industry, its trends, and its concerns. NAPO works to set and define
quality standards for the organizing profession. NAPO's members
include organizing consultants, speakers, trainers, authors, and
manufacturers of organizing products. NAPO is The Organizing
Why Become Certified?
..."The field of Professional Organizing has become increasingly
complex, surpassing the basic functions of clearing out clutter and
filing papers. As a result, there is a growing need for some measure
IAPO is dedicated to maintaining and promoting a rigorous,
examination-based certification program to advance the professional
Corporations and individuals worldwide will know what the CPO?
credential signifies, thus eliminating the need to determine whether
or not you meet their professional standards..."
CPO? Certification Education Requirements
Professional Organizers Training Academy
Linked from: http://www.handygirl.com/
..."The HG Training Academy (HGTA) offers training programs to fit
your needs. Students can study in the comfort of their own home, in
their own time.
While being organized yourself is a definite asset, simply doing what
works for you may be too limiting for the client. The critical skill
that a professional organizer must have is the ability to create
customized organizing solutions that work for the client..."
..."Professional Organizers help individuals and businesses take
control of their personal space and possessions by creating solutions
for their organizing needs..."
Professional Organizers Can Help
..."Professional home organizers assist with many areas of
organization including residences, businesses, time management, paper
management, chronic disorganization, space planning, filing,
wardrobes, closet systems, event planning, errands, personal shopping,
financial management, packing and moving and many more areas..."
White Space - Professional & Home Organization Services
..."It all starts right here. A fresh start.
White Space? is the combination of Professional & Home organization,
flow and function; creating places of comfort and unparalleled
Whether it?s a bedroom closet or a 14,000 sq ft. office, the
professionals Organizers at White Space? can customize a solution to
add balance, order, simplicity and control to your life..."
Organizers Web Ring
You might like to start small and start a web site like this one, but
with more of a focus on organizing:
Hope this gives you food for thought! If I can assist further, please
use the clarification feature.
"Professional Organizer" certified
"Professional Organizer" association
"Professional Organizer" training