Archive for the ‘Professional Organiser Training’ Category

How to Avoid Organising Mistake #6

January 11, 2012

We’ve already discussed mistakes #1 to #5 in the 7 Common Mistakes of DIY Organising Projects.  #6 is

Stop before the project is done

I guess it’s a no-brainer that to get the most from your hard work, you should actually get to the end of the project.  That’s the best bit, when you can celebrate your achievement and reap the benefits of your efforts.  When you stop before the end, you lose momentum.  You also lost the benefits of the work done so far, and very likely slip back.  The work done tends to get muddled up with the stuff still to be done and before you know it, you’re back where you started.  And worse, you lose heart and motivation and things start to feel hopeless.

No one ever starts a job intending not to finish.  Sometimes life gets in the way.  Sometimes you get distracted.  Sometimes you lose direction.  Sometimes you come to a sticking point and don’t know how to proceed.  The answer is simple – get the help of a Professional Organiser.

A good Professional Organiser will know how to “bookmark” the work done so far for when life gets in the way and you have to hit the pause button.

A good Professional Organiser will keep you on track and prevent distraction.

A good Professional Organiser will provide good direction.

A good Professional Organiser will recognise a sticking point at one hundred paces and know how to avoid it and move on.

Do you get the message? 😉


New Career Discovery Sessions

January 5, 2012

Many compassionate women who are seeking extra income are struggling with the problem of how to start their Professional Organiser business.

It’s a shame, because the solution is actually right at their fingertips, they just don’t see it.  Maybe you can relate to this too.

Which got me thinking, what could I offer that would get you started quickly, with exactly what you need to solve this problem?

Well, I came up with the perfect solution.  I’m opening up 10 spots to coach with me – at no cost – for 30 minutes!

It’s my 30-minute “New Career” Discovery Session.

The only thing is, with only 10 spots open, these are going to be snapped up fast.  And to be considered you need to act now.

In this New Career Discovery Session, I’ll walk you through:

  • The hidden challenges that are unconsciously sabotaging you from starting or growing your new career as a Professional Organiser
  • Creating a crystal clear vision for your ultimate business success and the wonderful lifestyle you’d like your business to provide
  • How to get renewed, re-energised and inspired to turn your business into a highly profitable, revenue-generating machine
  • The one simple step you can take immediately to get into action

If you’re ready to stop wondering what to do and start building your business, then I urge you to register for one of these 10 limited discovery session spots with me right now.  These sessions will be held during January and there are limited appointment times so please act soon!

HERE’S HOW TO REGISTER – DEADLINE is January 11(and how to get your gift of my “Quotes to Organise By” collection of 215 organising-related inspiring quotes)

Simply send an email to to answer these simple questions.

IMPORTANT: You must answer all the questions to be eligible for this gift discovery session.

I will then send you an email with a link for the session times available.

  1. What is your name and tell me a little bit about your existing Professional Organiser business, or why you want to start one?
  2. When it comes to starting or growing your business, what are you biggest challenges?
  3. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest), how important is it to you to get these solved… and why?
  4. What is the #1 obstacle that’s kept you from solving these challenges?
  5. Where would you like your business to be in 6 months?  12 months?
  6. What is your phone number and email address?

New Training Package for 2012

November 16, 2011

I am super excited to announce the new-look 5-day Become a Professional Organiser Training Package.  The first class is on next February.

Become a Professional Organiser

5 Day Training Package


  • supporting material
  • tailored advice
  • all meals on 4 days
  • hands on experience
  • certificate on successful completion

Topics covered include:

  • What to expect on the Job
  • What it takes to be a great Professional Organiser
  • A Day in the Life of a Professional Organiser
  • Myth-busting
  • Ethical Practice
  • Converting Enquiries into Bookings
  • Essential Professional Organiser’s tools
  • Tips and Strategies for Working with all kinds of Clients
  • Creating strong Client Relationships
  • Case Studies
  • Beyond Consulting
  • Marketing your Professional Organiser Business
  • Hands on Client Session/s
  • Review of that Session
  • Q & A Time

Training Dates for 2012 are:

  • February 6th to 10th
  • May 7th to 11th
  • August 13th to 17th
  • October 29th to November 2nd

Classes take place in Port Melbourne, Victoria. Client experience will take place in metropolitan Melbourne.

Your Investment is:

  • $2500 for AAPO members
  • $2600 for non-AAPO members

To book, call 0403 164 468 or contact us here

Marketing Your Professional Organiser Business

November 7, 2011

Marketing Your Professional Organiser Business

  • Know your market
  • Know what works
  • and what doesn’t
  • Tuesday, November 8th, 10am to noon
  • Port Melbourne
  • $220
  • includes comprehensive notes and morning tea
  • call Angela on 0403 164 468 or email angela (at) to book

Is Professional Organising for You?

August 26, 2010

Have you ever considered a career as a Professional Organiser?

Here’s what I love about my work

  1. I get to help people make a real difference in their lives
  2. No two days are ever the same
  3. I get to meet and work with some wonderful people
  4. I have control over my own time
  5. I have a great boss!

Want to know more about this dynamic and growing industry?

Want to know if you have what it takes?

We’ll be telling it like it is, letting you into industry secrets and busting some myths

this Saturday at 10am

in Hawthorn

Your investment is only $185

Book Now

Is Professional Organising For You?

August 2, 2010

Are you considering a career as a Professional Organiser?  You probably have a dozen questions, and they can all be answered at these upcoming sessions –

Is Professional Organising For You?

– Professional Organiser Training

this Creating Order Professional Organiser Training, Module 1 covers

* Industry statistics

* What it takes to be a great Professional Organiser

* A Day in the Life of a Professional Organiser

* Myth-busting

* When? 2 dates – Saturday, August 7th & August 28th, both 10am-12

* Where? Hawthorn

* Investment? $185

Make your booking here

Do you know a Hoarder?

June 14, 2010

There are lots of misconceptions about hoarding and hoarders.

One such misconception is that hoarders have chosen this lifestyle.

I’ve come across an interesting article which helps shed a little light on hoarding.  Kate Benson from the Sydney Morning Herald has written “The Collectors”.  Let me know what you think.

It’s Official, I’m a Star :)

June 13, 2010

I’m feeling rather special.  The lovely Janet Barclay from Organized Assistant has named me the first “Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Blogger”.

Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Blogger

Go ahead and check out all the carnivals here.  There are some wonderful posts shared.  This month’s carnival is all about Organizing for Special Events.

May Events for Creating Order

May 6, 2010

Meal Planning Made Easy Workshop

Tuesday, May 11th, 7.30-9.30pm

Hawthorn East

Tickets: $49

Plus, there’s a chance to win a fabulous Baking Bundle from Chef’s Toolbox, courtesy of Fabulous Foodies.

To grab your place, call Angela on 0403 164 468 or email

Professional Organiser Training, module 1

Is Professional Organising For You?

Saturday, May 15th, 10am-12noon

Hawthorn East

Investment: $125

This first module in the Creating Order Professional Organising Training program looks at industry statistics, what you can expect from a career in this growing industry, busting some myths, looking at a typical “day in the life” and some essential qualities every Professional Organiser needs.

Places are limited. Book yours by calling Angela Esnouf on 0403 164 468 or email

Professional Organiser Training, module 2

From Call to Happy Client

Saturday, May 15th, 1pm-3pm

Hawthorn East

Investment: $125

The second module in the Creating Order Professional Organising Training program looks at client relationships from the first call to the receiving a great testimonial.

Places are limited. Book yours by calling Angela Esnouf on 0403 164 468 or email

Cut Paper Clutter Workshop

Tuesday, May 18th, 7.30-9.30pm

Hawthorn East

Tickets: $49

The first 5 to book their place and commit to Cutting Paper Clutter, will receive a paper organising product, valued at $50. Yes, that’s more than the cost of the workshop!

To grab your place, call Angela on 0403 164 468 or email

Declutter Club

Tuesday, May 25th, 7.30-9.30pm

Box Hill

6-month Membership $247

A monthly support group for those truly committed to breaking free from clutter. For more information, call Angela on 0403 164 468 or email

My Reading List

April 29, 2010

One of my favourite things to do while travelling overseas is visit bookshops. One of my other favourite things to do, any time, any place, is to talk about, think about, read about Organising. So it was with great pleasure that I went absolutely crazy in Columbus, Ohio, at the NAPO 2010 Conference, and bought 14 books about Organising.

I have only one regret.  That is, I didn’t get around the whole Expo to see (and buy) every book I wanted to.  With that said, here’s my reading list.

3 books by Chronic Disorganisation Guru, Judith Kolberg, What Every Professional Organizer Needs to Know About Chronic Disorganization, What Every Professional Organizer Needs to Know About Hoarding and Conquering Chronic Disorganization.

Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash and accompanying Moving Workbook – a Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize and Move by Vickie Dellaquila.

Stuff, Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee.  The prologue is entitled Dead Body in the Collyer Mansion.  I simply can’t wait to get stuck in.

2 books by Psychotherapist and Professional Organiser, Cindy Glovinsky, One Thing at a Time and Making Peace with the Things in Your Life.

Sink Reflections by the ever-popular Marla Cilley – The FlyLady.

Eliminate Chaos by current NAPO President, Laura Leist.  Thanks for your hospitality, Laura!

2 very different books by Valentina Sgro.  One the very practical Organize Your Family’s Schedule… In No Time.  The other is fiction, the 3rd Patience Oaktree book, Photographic Memories.

And finally Organizing For a Living and the accompanying workbook, by Jackie Tiani.