Mentoring and Training New Organizers

Topics include:

  • How to get started as a professional organizer
  • Finding your niche
  • Phone assessments—how to sell yourself, how to qualify your client
  • Your home office
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Forms and contracts (available for purchase under “Products”)
  • Hiring subcontractors on your job
  • How to bid, bag, bill, and work a really big job
  • When to do a work session vs a consultation
  • I’ve got the job, now what? How and where to begin—handling the first visit
  • The organizer-client relationship—setting boundaries, expectations, reality checks
  • Working with special needs clients
  • Working with children and families
  • Creating successful study environments for kids
  • Dealing with paperwork: setting up systems
  • Masterminding a move
  • Organizing in small spaces (RV, boat)
  • How to do a garage remodel
  • Keeping your clients accountable
  • …and more


  • Ongoing — one-on-one or groups
  • In person, phone, email, or a combination
  • Special “pick my brain” sessions
  • On-the-job shadowing and training