8 signs that decluttering isn’t just a lifestyle trend — it’s big business.
1st January 2019 saw the Netflix premiere of Tidying Up, a show hosted by Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo. The programme heralded a flurry of media interest and shone a spotlight on the transformative effects that come about when people call in professional organisers to help them declutter and organise their belongings and homes.
Time Magazine named Ms Kondo as one of the most influential people of the year back in 2015 and, according to Celebrity Net Worth, she is currently worth $8 million. But did you know that she is one of a growing wave of professionals who are passionate about providing practical and emotional support to deal with the clutter in people’s lives?
Here are a few signs that organisers are a rising commercial force…
The reasons that people enlist the help of organisers are many and varied. Sometimes their homes have become cluttered following an illness or bereavement. Perhaps they have found that the busyness of modern life has made it difficult for them to keep on top of their belongings or paperwork. Often, the prospect of moving house is overwhelming and clients will have an organiser on hand to help with the practical and administrative aspects of the move.
Essentially, an organiser’s role is to support the client’s decision-making and help them achieve a comfortable level of order and organisation in terms of their belongings, space or data. Some organisers will also coach clients on matters relating to time management, task management and productivity.
It is so exciting to be part of such a rapidly growing industry. It is particularly reassuring to be sharing the journey with a thriving community of such professional and supportive business-owners in APDO. The association’s organisers are all accredited and have a range of professional backgrounds, specialisms and services offered. No matter what your organisational challenge, you can be assured of finding a reliable professional who is the right fit for you. To search for an organiser, visit https://www.apdo.co.uk/find-an-organiser/
I’m Kate, a productivity coach & professional organiser and the founder of Better Organised; decluttering and organising homes, offices, businesses and lives in the UK and beyond. Head to Amazon to pick up a copy of my book, A Better Organised Home in 30 Days for my step-by-step guidance to decluttering and organising throughout your home, and for regular tips, advice and news about all things organised, please sign up to my newsletter at https://www.betterorganised.uk
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