A professional organizer goes into a home or office and organizes desks,
drawers, closets, bedrooms, attics or garages -- anything that gets cluttered.
This organization usually includes throwing out anything that isn't needed.
The organizer also teaches techniques for maintaining control once a room
Organizing a home or office includes setting up filing systems and space-saving
systems. Organizers remove clothing, papers, books, magazines and other types
of clutter that are no longer being used.
Many professional organizers work from home. Their daily tasks also include
bookkeeping, marketing, scheduling and other tasks associated with owning
Although organizers work from home, they must go into clients' homes or
offices to help organize their lives. This means they must be comfortable
with meeting different types of people and working in different types of environments.
Professional organizers can set their own schedules and determine the hours
they are willing to work. But for full-time organizers, the average workday
lasts about nine hours. For some, however, those hours vary widely.
Organizing a home or office often requires the ability to be able to lift
up to 75 pounds and to put things on shelves above your head. It may also
require the ability to be on your feet for long periods of time.