Professional Organizers

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Professional organizers are individuals who use their talent and skills to declutter and rearrange spaces, rooms, homes or offices for clients, creating organization out of chaos and clutter. In performing their job, they sort through items, documents, photographs, collections, memorabilia, and similar belongings, either working on their own or side-by-side with a client. They create systems and environments which are tidy, organized, clutter-free, and functional. The resulting spaces allow their occupants more productivity, efficiency, and comfort.

Professional organizers may have specialties, such as photo organization, home organization, office organization, document organization, family history preservation, or time management. They also run the gamut from those who simply help others to “tidy up” to those with professional degrees that address hoarding disorders and other emotional or physical conditions which result in chronic disorganization. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Personal Organizers, Productivity Consultants
Duties Meet with clients; determine client wishes and needs; evaluate extent and manner of organization necessary; work with clients to sort items; create and set up organizational systems
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
Experience On-the-job training; one to three years experience
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Excellent
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Established Certified Professional Organizer
  • Certified Professional Organizer
  • Professional Organizer
  • Organizer