Professional organising is a genuinely enriching career. There is an opportunity to learn at every corner and meet the most fascinating people.

How to start a professional organising business in the UK

Are you someone with a passion for creating order out of chaos? Do you find joy in decluttering spaces and optimising organisation? Have you ever considered turning your knack for tidiness into a fulfilling career?

If the answer to any of those questions is a hell YES, then maybe you’ve been mulling over the idea of setting up your own professional organising business. The real question though is how do I set-up and start a professional organising business?

Setting up a business doesn’t need to be complicated, but it can be confusing if you don’t know where to start. There is contradicting information at every turn, some hopeless courses and quite frankly, the overwhelm is real.

You need to cover the legal, financial, practical and technological basis and you need to be able to get your name out there to find your dream clients, so where do start?

No stress, I’ve got you covered…

How To Start A Professional Organising Business In The UK Pro Organiser Academy

Starting your professional organising business is now easier than ever…

With the right help that is! Avoid expensive mistakes & time-wasting research by enrolling in my hands on 4-week live coaching program to get your professional organising business fully set up from start to finish, you’ll literally skip 6 months ahead.

With done-for-you templates, including those pesky legal terms & conditions and 30 days of social media content as well as how to create content that attracts the right audience and grow your account, detailed instructions in the beautiful workbooks and 1:1 support, you’ll have everything you need to succeed, no matter your technical ability!

I have done all the research, made the mistakes, and tried and tested every option, so you don’t have to! Get ahead and walk away with a fully-functioning business to start working with dream clients ASAP.

The first thing to do: Make a Plan

Naturally, you’ll want a name for your business. Perhaps you’ve got a fun and unique idea up your sleeve, but if you’re feeling disheartened because everything you’ve thought of have been taken, I get the frustration. When I started The Space Creator over 3 years ago, it was the first thing that popped into my mind. I then came up with about 8 or 9 other names that I thought were much more exciting and much to my horror, they were already in use! So, albeit a bit grumpy because I felt The Space Creator was too boring and a little bit cringe, I went with it. Fast-forward to now and “Amy The Space Creator” has hundreds of Google hits every month, it’s pretty catchy.

Anyway, I digress. Once you’ve chosen a name and checked EVERYWHERE that it’s not in use, you can get on with setting up your email and social accounts, registering as self-employed and getting the legal elements in check, including insurances. I recommend getting your financials set up early on too, it’s such a relief knowing that everything is organised and ready to go before your first client pops into your inbox! In Set-Up & Start Your Professional Organising Business, we talk through all the details of this during weeks 1 and 2, covering all scenarios and I will help you to set it all up over Zoom with confidence!

Sometimes the name can be your first stumbling block. Don’t get held up, carry on making your plan. It’s vital that you know what you want your business to look like, who you want to help – in depth, what services you want to offer and how you can stand out from a growing crowd. Professional Organising isn’t a one-size-fits-all career, there are several different routes you can take depending on your skills, experience and creativity. Don’t skip this part because you’ll come a-cropper later on.

Knowing exactly what you want, how your business will look and having some goals to work towards will help you to stay focussed and, a goal written down is more likely to manifest than a thought…

“Starting a professional organising business was the best decision I could have made. It has changed my life”

When I started my professional organising business, I didn’t mess about it because I suddenly quit a high-pressure, stressful job after being made redundant from my previous role during Covid. There wasn’t a comprehensive course covering everything I needed to know about becoming a successful organiser, so I made some costly mistakes and had some serious self-doubt.

I have designed this program to spare you from those same mistakes. It’s the program I was searching for and would have jumped on if I’d had the chance!

The feeling I get when I’ve helped a client who desperately needed me, seeing their face light up at the end of the session over their newfound space and order, is pure magic.

For some clients, time is scarce, and they need help getting on top of things. Others may have mental health concerns caused or exacerbated by clutter and chaos. After a decluttering journey with you, the difference in their mindset will be life-changing.

Professional organising is a genuinely enriching career. There is an opportunity to learn at every corner and meet fascinating people. No matter your client, you’ll find this business rewarding. And being your own boss? The best feeling ever.

 

So, who am I to teach you?

I’m Amy Weeks, also known as “Amy The Space Creator” on Instagram and In just over two years, I’ve built a successful and fully-booked professional organising business from scratch, with rave reviews. I’ve worked around the clock to grow and scale The Space Creator bringing in additional services and creating products to help more clients; and I’ve grown my social media to a community of over 20,000, rising daily, by creating compelling, engaging, educational content.

In the last 18 months, after numerous help requests from other Professional organisers and newbies, I’ve created the Pro Organiser Academy, a one-stop-shop offering mentoring and courses to new and existing professional organisers to help them set up, gain more clients or scale by adding semi-passive additional income streams to their businesses.

Building a business is exciting and empowering, but it can be scary if you don’t know where to start. The rabbit holes are endless and at every turn! I’ve done all the hard work, research, trials and errors. I’ve invested time and money figuring out the best tools, platforms, strategies and so on so that you don’t have to.

I am dedicated to getting the people of the UK organised and nurturing other organisers to make this happen! Passing on my knowledge and skills by coaching and mentoring organisers is something I am passionate about, and, as you will have seen from previous clients and students, I go above and beyond at every level.

How to get clients

You’ll be thrilled to hear that there are countless ways to find clients! The key to success with this is choosing to focus on the things you are good at, or choosing one new thing to learn and stick with it, give it everything you’ve got and don’t get shiny object syndrome.

For example if you choose Instagram, go all in, give it all of your attention, don’t dilute your efforts by trying to also tackle TikTok, Pinterest and LinkedIn – this is a recipe for disaster and you will fail. Sorry but it’s true, unless you can immediately afford to hire a VA or social media manager!

If you would rather play on the M25 than becoming a TikTok star, there are other ways. Networking, Facebook Groups, talking at events, SEO strategy and blogging, traditional advertising, word of mouth, Google Business Profile, Google Ads, leafletting, posters, speaking to local businesses and so on.

Personally I don’t recommend using paid ads, at least when you first start. Google and Facebook Ads are expensive and complicated and won’t work unless you nail the keywords and strategy, so money down the pan.

I teach my SYPOB students and mentees to start off with the free and organic stuff first, honestly it’s often the simple things that work best.

If you want to go all in with Instagram with a strategy rather than just doing what other professional organisers and doing and hoping for the best, Get Visible, Get Clients will give you everything you need. You can get more information here.

Your Shiny New Website

Ok, if you’re a technophobe, this part might be the thing that brings you out in hives, but having a website is pretty vital.

It doesn’t need to be a massive, complicated site with hundreds of pages and all the bells and whistles, but it does need to look good and work. You can of course pay a web developer, but that will set you back a minimum of around £1500 for a decent, simple site. You could even hire a branding professional who also creates websites to do a whole package for you, but you’ll need a budget of at least £3000+.

Personally, I think it’s such a huge achievement to build your own site, even if you use a drag and drop platform like Squarespace or Wix, although I don’t recommend the latter! (But that’s a story for another day). Not only will you feel immensely proud, you’ll have the knowledge and power to make tweaks to your site, changes prices, add testimonials or new services and write a blog to aid your SEO.

During week 4 of Set-Up & Start Your Professional Organising Business, I will start your new website for you via a shared screen on Zoom while you watch and learn, on the most customisable, future-proof platform which is the best for SEO in my opinion. I have built all of my websites using this OG, well-loved by developers platform. It’s amazing how much we can get done in the 2 hours, but I won’t leave you to fend for yourself to finish it, unless you want to. I will finish your site with two rounds of feedback and tweaks at no extra cost… It’s included in the program fee! The value is cray-cray, as every single person who has taken the program with me will concur… but I love helping newbies get set-up to help the UK get organised and I’ve been where you are now, it’s pretty scary when you’re going it alone.

Before you metaphorically bite my hand off while I type, here’s the link to find out exactly what’s included in Set-Up & Start Your Professional Organising Business and I’ll leave you with a few glowing reviews from ladies who have taken the program.

Thank you so much Amy, the program is simply the best! Breaking it down each week has given me set goals to achieve and made it feel a lot less daunting in setting up what I need too. You have covered everything I needed and more. Each week there have been things that would have taken me ages to work through on my own and you have taken all the stress out of it. I would recommend you and the course to anyone who needs help with their Professional Organising journey. I will definitely be in touch again. Thank you!

Rebecca, Home Sort & Style

This is such a comprehensive course covering so many aspects of setting up a business from scratch. The support and guidance Amy has given me over the last 4 weeks have given me so much confidence in my ability to start my new business and changed it from simply an idea to a reality. Thanks Amy!

Vanessa, Less Is More Decluttering

The “Set-Up & Start Your Professional Organising Business” course gave me everything I needed to get my business up and running. There is no way I would have been able to start offering my services to clients this quickly without it. It has been extremely valuable and made the beginning of my new business journey so easy. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to start out as a Professional Organiser. Amy is so kind and easy to talk to. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about helping other organisers succeed.

Sam, So Organised

Good luck with your new venture!

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Amy x

About the Author: Amy Weeks

Amy Weeks is a professional organiser, business mentor and the founder of Pro Organiser Academy & The Space Creator.

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