As the Training Director of the Professional Organizer Academy, I'm proud to announce my new Original Sci-fi Comedy Series called "DISORGANIZED ZONE" starring Judy Norton (as The Organizer) and David Pevsner (as The Host). It is airing on the Canadian network Vulcan TV (vTV) and streaming on the vTV website - http://vulcantv.ca - as a Video On Demand (VOD). Produced, written and directed by myself and Judy Norton, the series presents stand-alone stories that's a parody of The Twilight Zone. Continue reading
A Webinar delivered by The Organizing Lady Cyndi Seidler for Profitable Organizer was recently posted on YouTube for viewing. It’s a great continued education Webinar for any professional organizer.
Cyndi talks about finding your “uniqueness”, becoming more than you are now, how to stand out in the crowd, expanding your horizons as an organizing expert and how to reach out far and wide to gain attention and get known in this industry.
This video is another type of training video, although it wasn't filmed as one. However it does show you the process of organizing a kitchen with a client that will give you an idea how fun it all is! Watch Organizing Stuff 4 - Organize Kitchen Continue reading
It’s not often a professional organizer gets a real client to go on camera during an organizing project, but Cyndi Seidler managed to do just that in this ORGANIZING STUFF segment of Organizing Home Office Papers!
You’ll also see how much fun it can be working with a client in helping them get organized. The best thing a professional organizer can do is to make the process fun and enjoyable, and this video shows… Continue reading
In this interview with Matt Paxton, extreme clutter expert and star of Lifetime Channel's show "Hoarders: Family Secrets", is a very revealing "behind the scenes" in the life of hoarders.
The story was originally posted by me in The Organizing Lady blog and I wanted to post here to share with you.
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“I had never organized a space for someone else, only my things. So I decided to go online to find some guidance on how I could do that. I knew some things, but I needed to become more experienced. I came across this course and I was so happy I found it. This course has taught me the “behind the scenes” part of being a professional organizer. How to work with clients and the things… Continue reading
I never know what is going to prompt me to write about a particular subject matter but the topic comes up frequently among my academy students before they take the Course For Professional Organizers - saying they have been dabbling in the business of organizing at work, or with friends and family and now want to get start a career doing what they love doing.
When you take the word "professional" in professional organizers it means that we are professionals. Unlike an amateur, like a pro golfer vs. a person golfing as a hobby, we differ in these ways: Continue reading
It is sometimes asked of me when a new student wants to enroll, “Do you think I should do the apprenticeship?” My answer is always the same, so I wanted to explain what I tell people.
Depending on the person, their background and skill set, I will often propose they do the apprenticeship if they don’t have the confidence, skills or experience to get started. And yes, while the course develops some confidence and skills,… Continue reading
Think of a website as a brochure with a digital portfolio in it. It fundamentally tells people about you, it lists your services, and it provides a way to contact you. Time after time I've had clients tell me that they picked me out of other professional organizers because of my website. So what elements did my site have that others may not have had? I decided to look into that. And here are 6 key things I learned: Continue reading
The other day I went to give a consultation to a lady who had recently suffered a stroke that wanted to get her place organized. She claimed her home had fallen into disarray following her stroke and from the accumulation of her mother’s belongings after she passed a couple years prior. The “disarray” this person claimed to have seemed like an ordinary task for a professional organizer. Wrong.
The “disarray” I found upon entering her… Continue reading