Pitfalls of becoming a Personal Organizer?
September 3, 2014 9:39 AM Subscribe
So the significant other is ready to turn her home organizing love and passion into something more professional. She's highly skilled and enthusiastic about it in ways I cannot fathom. With her first client coming up, we're looking for some advice as to how to start out.
posted by Brainy to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
She's done this in the past for a lot of friends and I'd never seen her work in person but she worked on my neglected-for-far-too-long apartment and it was not just cleaner, it was better functioning, prettier, and has leveled up my entire life. She has an appointment with an acquaintance for a walkthrough to do the same miraculous transformation to hers. This is her first time doing this for someone she knows mostly professionally and what we're both wondering is….what will she later wish she knew now?
Like I said, we aren't discussing tidying or removing dirt, it's much more like a focused purge of accumulated clutter, a streamlining of living space, a catgeorization of whats there. I bring these details up because this is the part that makes her excited, makes her clients (me so far) thrilled, and is the sort of work she wants to get, (not that she minds elbow grease, but scrubbing shouldn't be the majority of the work).
Also, would doing this on TaskRabbit while she's building up word-of-mouth/clients be a good idea? How does it work on TaskRabbit?
• Do cleaners bring their own supplies or do they use what the client has?
• What if organizing things need to be purchased?
• Does the client typically expect this to be a hands off procedure?