General Description: Do you label your spices? Are your holiday lists always updated and computerized? Have you created a great system for juggling all the logistics of your kid's extracurricular activities?
If so, consider turning your organizational talent into a home-based business. Professional organizers are being hired at home and in the office to help:
De-clutter and organize kitchens, basements and closets.
Set up organizing/filing systems.
Create or administer financial management systems.
Develop systems to better manage e-mail and database programs.
Organize moves and help people get settled in a new community.
Basically, organizers help people to de-clutter, get organized and gain greater control over their lives.
Obviously, people who consider this career should be organized, detail-oriented and methodical. In addition, it is helpful to have strong written and oral communication skills and a good knowledge of organizing principles, products and methods.
No special education or certification is currently required.
Options for Flexibility: Organizers can earn $25-$200/hour depending upon experience, specialty and reputation (i.e., authors of organizing books). While organizers typically charge by the hour, many have a four-hour minimum or retainer system in place to insure a more predictable cash flow.
Most organizing projects require you to be on-site with the client.