However, many people don’t know how to organize. Or their homes have become so out of control, they just don’t know where to start. They need help. If you have a knack for organizing and creating effective systems, consider starting your own home organizing business.
What Is a Home Organizing Business?
A home organizer is someone who is paid to help people organize various aspects of their home. You can organize garages, basements, closets, kitchens, bedrooms, home offices and so on. As more and more people learn the value of an organized home, they’re realizing they need help to achieve it.
As a home organizer you would make money based on an hourly rate or per project. You may want to consider specializing or creating a proprietary system. This would help you differentiate your business. It would also help you market your business and offer more value to your customers. For example, you could specialize in organizing garages or home offices.
What Do You Need to Get Started?
Starting a home organizing business is actually quite economical. You really only need a website and a few marketing materials. However, if you create a proprietary organizing system you may also need the supplies that support that system. For example, if you use a container system then you’d need to provide those containers to your client. You will also likely need reliable transportation to get to clients' homes and a phone.
You’ll also likely want to have some organization supplies. Even if you don’t use a proprietary system, some things like labels, containers and notepads might be helpful when you meet with a potential client.
No formal education is required to become a home organizer. However, you'll want to have good organization skills. You may also want to brush up on various organization methods and philosophies. Good communication skills and a desire to work closely with your clients will also help you succeed.
Marketing Your Home Organization Business
Marketing your business will likely be accomplished in a number of ways. Initially, you’ll probably want to create a business website. You’ll also want to consider local advertising and marketing tactics. The majority of your clients will be in and around your community. Consider the yellow pages, classified advertising and brochures and flyers. Also consider partnering with home designers, cleaning services and other home-related businesses. You can cross-promote each other.