Professional Organizer Service Definitions

Business Residential

Ergonomics

Design solutions which optimize well-being and overall performance in relation to work demands while reducing fatigue and discomfort.

Office-Commercial

Assess operational systems and procedures of the business and implement any necessary improvements to maximize efficiency.

Office-Home

Assist in getting a home office working efficiently by organizing paper and electronic information, filing, and supply storage. Provide input on furniture selection and arrangement.

Storage/Warehouse

Analyze storage and/or warehouse area to determine if the space is being utilized efficiently. Recommend changes that allow for greater storage capability, logical arrangement, and ease of retrieval.

Unpacking & Moving/Relocating

Oversee movers as contents are unloaded into new office. Coordinate and unpack boxes. Work with office manager on details of settling into new office during a corporate move. Coordinate the details of a move with the office manager. Stage and prepare the contents of the office. Oversee the packing process and movers during the move.

Electronic Only

Assist with the organization of electronic data and increase proficiency using electronic tools and software. May include installation of and training on productivity software and/or financial software. (I included the word "software" twice even though it doesn't need it grammatically because without the double mention, it kept reading to me like productivity training and financial software - somehow there seemed to be too much emphasis on the financial part. Makes sense)

Financial/Bookkeeping

Implement financial records filing and retention systems. Set up online banking and bill paying systems. Create organizational systems and processes to help with finances.

Inventory/Assets control & Manufacturing

Review and analyze the inventory control methods a company uses to keep track of materials. Make recommendations for streamlining and improving the process. Assess workflows and procedures of a manufacturer and implement improvements to maximize efficiency and increase profitability.

Paper & Electronic

Assist with managing both electronic and paper-based data within a business setting. Assist in discarding unnecessary information, set up and implement file structures, set up and install records management software.

Paper Only

Assess paperwork flow. Create and streamline filing systems. Assist in discarding unnecessary documents.

Time Management

Assist with planning, prioritizing, goal setting, and managing workload to maximize productivity and get more value out of time.

Event/Meeting Planning

Assist with defining the purpose of, setting an agenda for, and setting a timeframe for meetings. May include monitoring and coordinating date, venue, invitations, registration, and speakers.

Author/Writer

Write as a business organizing subject matter expert, develop original material, research and verify content, conduct interviews. May include one-time or regular contributions for a variety of outlets including books, articles, blogs, websites, newsletters or scripts.

Business Coach

Help employees within an organization identify challenges and goals. Develop action plans to overcome challenges and achieve goals to optimize productivity.

Coach for Professional Organizer

Provide coaching support for new or established professional organizer working in the business environment. Individual providing the coaching has likely provided professional organizing services to business clients him/herself and may be trained in coaching.

Feng Shui

Use the combination of art and science of placement and location of things in the world of form in such a way as to enhance the unimpeded flow of energy through the universe.

Green Organizing

Services provided help lessen the environmental impact of business operations while at the same time creating more productivity and efficiency. Services include how businesses can be more eco conscious through paper reduction, reduction of waste, increase recycling, improve processes to reduce resources and develop Telework and virtual work environments. Services also include proper recycling and donation of office materials and furniture that would otherwise be discarded into the landfill.

Group Training & Public Speaking

Office organizing and professional productivity related training courses for groups of business professionals either at a company's office, at an off-site location, or virtually. Offer presentations on various business organizing and professional productivity topics.

International Travel

Willing to travel outside the United States to international business locations.

National Travel

Willing to travel to business locations throughout the United States.

Personal Coach

Work with an individual to find out what may be holding them back from being productive and focused in their business work. Coach individual through situations that they feel are challenging and on which they need to improve.

Vitural Organizing

Sign Language

Effectively communicate in a business setting using Sign Language.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Provide organizing systems for individuals to help sustain their attention and concentration and maintain appropriate levels of activity as they manage the daily demands of the workplace.

Chronic Disorganization & Hoarding

Provide support and guidance for individuals with a life history of disorganization. Trained in creating systems that help clients challenged with chronic disorganization. Understand the underlying impulses individuals have to acquire and surround themselves with a large number of possessions. Trained in developing a trusted relationship with individuals. Use techniques and systems that can help them dispose of excess items without significant distress. Implement maintenance practices to help with ongoing functioning.

People with Physical Disabilities

Provide organizing consulting with an understanding of the unique challenges of individual' with physical limitations. Create custom tailored organizing systems which enhance the individual's ability to perform their job.

Legal Offices

Improve operational practices of the office, incorporating knowledge of regulations. May include creating/modifying a filing system, providing training on delegation, time management or email management, securing dictation and transcription services, improving records storage management, and/or providing input on specialty legal office supplies.

Medical Offices

Improve operational practices of the office, incorporating knowledge of regulations. May include creating/improving a patient records filing system, improving customer service, reducing space requirements, securing dictation and transcription services, modifying/developing operations manual, improving clients/appointments scheduling system, improving records storage management, and/or providing input on specialty medical office supplies.

 

Closet Design & Installation

Remove and replace current closet hardware.  Develop a design, work with budget, suggest systems and materials, and install new hardware.

Close Organizing

Transform a disorganized space into an organized, usable closet without installing any new hardware or closet systems.

Garages/Attics/Basements

Provide services in garages, attics, and basements to maximize order and storage capability.

Kitchens

Maximize kitchen cabinets, drawers, and countertops for optimum utilization.

Home Office

Assist in getting a home office working efficiently by organizing paper and electronic information, filing and supply storage, and providing input on furniture selection and arrangement.

Other Rooms

Provide services in any living area or family space not covered in other service codes.

Unpacking & Moving/Relocating

Oversee movers as contents are unloaded into new home. Coordinate and unpack boxes. Work with homeowner on details of settling into new home. Coordinate the details of a move with the homeowner. Prepare the contents of the home and oversee the packing process and movers during the move.

Electronic Only

Assist with the organization of electronic data and increase proficiency using electronic tools and software. May include installation of and training on productivity software and/or financial software.

Financial/Bookkeeping

Implement financial records filing and retention systems. Set up online banking and bill paying systems. Create organizational systems and processes to help with finances.

Paper & Electronic

Assist with managing both electronic and paper-based data within a residential setting. Assist in discarding unnecessary information, set up and implement file structures.

Paper Only

Assess paperwork flow. Create and streamline filing systems. Assist in discarding unnecessary documents. Handle magazine subscriptions.

Photographs/Memorabilia/Collections

Assist in separating, sorting, and grouping photos and memorabilia. Recommend appropriate supplies and storage options. Create albums or finalize display of memorabilia.

Time Management

Assist with planning, prioritizing, goal setting and managing workload to maximize productivity and get more value out of time.

Estate Management

Organize and document of all the information relating to a personal estate before death. Work with family/executor to sort and properly distribute all items in an estate upon or after the death of the owner.

Garage/Estate Sale

Price, organize, and conduct the sale, including advertising, set-up, tear-down and proper distribution of unsold items. May involve consulting with experts in appropriate fields of knowledge such as jewelry or antique dealers.

Author/Writer

Write as a residential organizing subject matter expert, develop original material, research and verify content, conduct interviews. May include one-time or regular contributions for a variety of outlets including books, articles, blogs, websites, newsletters or scripts.

Feng Shui

Use the combination of art and science of placement and location of things in the world of form in such a way as to enhance the unimpeded flow of energy through the universe.

Green Organizing

Services provided help lessen the environmental impact of consumers to a more eco-friendly lifestyle while at the same time helping families become more organized. Services include eco-audits and recommendations of how consumers can reduce and change consumption habits, waste and recycling management, energy use, water use, and alternative transportation options. Services also include proper recycling and donation of materials unwanted during general residential organizing services that otherwise would be discarded into the landfill.Â

Group Training & Public Speaking

Residential organizing and personal productivity training courses for groups of individuals at private or public locations, or virtually. Presentations on various residential organizing and personal productivity topics.

Personal Coach

Work with an individual to find out what may be holding them back from being productive and focused. Coach individual through situations that they feel are challenging and on which they need to improve.

Virtual Organizing

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Provide organizing systems for individuals to help sustain their attention and concentration and maintain appropriate levels of activity as they manage their daily demands.

Sign Language

Effectively communicate in a residential setting using Sign Language.

Children

Effectively communicate with and create organizing systems for children under 18 years of age.

Chronic Disorganization & Hoarding

Develop and teach unconventional home organizing methods to individuals for whom traditional methods only lend to their chronic situation. Trained in working with the chronically disorganized and able to help people improve their quality of life by getting and staying organized. Understand the underlying impulses individuals have to acquire and surround themselves with a large number of possessions.  Trained in developing a trusted relationship with individuals. Use techniques and systems that can help them dispose of excess items without significant distress. Implement maintenance practices to help with ongoing functioning.

People with Physical Disabilities

Provide organizing consulting with an understanding of the unique challenges of individuals with physical limitations. Create custom tailored organizing systems within a residential setting.

Seniors

Effectively communicate with and create organizing systems to meet the unique needs of senior citizens.

Students

Create organizing systems to help students better manage their school and life demands.