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Becoming a Professional Organizer

I often get asked how I came to be a professional organizer, so I thought this month would be a great time to share my journey to my dream career.

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When I started out, as an organizing contractor, I realized that meeting other organizers and gaining valuable connections through the POC (Professional Organizers in Canada Association) was important. I was excited to join and attend their meetings, but I was also intimidated.

I arrived to my first meeting right on time, quickly and quietly sat down, and listened to the presenter. I collected a couple business cards from the women sitting behind me and then basically ran away, fearful I wouldn’t fit in. (I remember this so vividly now and laugh. What on earth was I so afraid of?)

I eventually gathered my courage and emailed my resume to the women who owned those cards I’d collected. I also looked at the POC website and sent my resume to the 10 organizers who had been in business the longest in Vancouver at the time. (They were marked with a silver leaf on the POC website and easy to contact.)

The email was just my resume and a request for a meeting over coffee. I was so pleased when 10 organizers responded to me, and within three weeks I had my first project. Amazing!

Another organizer called me and asked if I could organize someone’s bathroom in my area. I thought, “Is this for real?” and sure enough it was. Wonderfully amazing!

The next few months were a happy blur of projects as I started contracting for many organizers on my weekends. This start into the organizing world was filled with invaluable experiences that I would never have achieved had I not reached out to the kind and generous established professional organizers in the POC.

This avenue worked for me and if you’re inspired to join the POC, I hope you’ll find all the success you desire by reaching out too.

Have any questions about this amazing profession? Ask me in the Comments.

(Here are Part Two and Part Three of this series.)

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