In the beginning I worked all the time even the weekends. After experiencing burn-out several times, I learned to take the weekends off to recoup which has helped me tremendously. If I do end up working on a Saturday, I try to take a week day off to make-up for it. The number one thing I think that people don't realize about organizing is how physically demanding it can be. We deal with the heat and the cold when we are working in garages and storage units. We are always lifting, stooping, kneeling, bending, climbing (ladders and stepstools), etc. Anyway, back to this week. I am booked all week- Monday through Friday. I will probably work about 22 hours (20 to 30 hours is considered F/T for an organizer), but my schedule is very unpredictable. We'll see at the end of the week what actually happened.
Tomorrow I will be working for a new client who found me on Thumbtack. I spoke with her briefly about organizing her garage and closet, but did not do a consultation. She did send me two pictures, though, at my request, because I wanted to know if I could complete the job in one day, or if I would need an assistant to do so. There wasn't too much stuff visible in the pictures, but pictures can be deceiving. I decided to do the job myself. I'm hoping a few hours on the garage and a few hours on the closet will suffice. Or I can work a few extra hours if necessary. I'll start on the garage first, because it is suppose to be hot tomorrow. I will have to remember to take my fan! Check in tomorrow to find out how it went.
I'm Rene'. I've been a Professional Organizer for 8 years now. Since I love to write as much as I love to organize, I thought I would combine my two loves into this blog. Since this profession is still new to many people, I wanted to write about what I do to inform new clients what services I can offer them, and, hopefully, inspire new organizers interested in this profession.