12 Business Ideas For People Obsessed With Organizing

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If you are the type of person that has a passion for organizing, why not turn this skill into a lucrative business?

Over the last few years, professional organizing has taken off - and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon.

There are plenty of different ways you can to turn your passion and skillset for organizing into a business.

We put together a list of 12 different business ideas for people who love to organize!

1. Start a planner business ($139K/year)

Jess Yasuda from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia started Chasing Planner Peace over 5 years ago, a planner business.

  • Revenue: $11,613/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

When I started Chasing Planner Peace I was a mum of two very small children, working part-time in a job for the government. I found my job extremely unrewarding and boring and had a little avenue for creativity. I never dreamed that starting an Etsy store would lead to growing a company that could become a full-time career. I had always had it drummed into me to find a secure job and stick with it - don’t take risks!

After my second child was born I became interested in using a paper planner as a hobby. There’s actually quite a big community of people (mostly women) who combine organization and creativity and love using their planners as a memory-keeping, scrapbooking tool using stickers and washi tape to decorate.

I loved the idea of using Filofax type planners where you could really customize your planner by adding in what “inserts” (refill pages) you wanted. I would download printable inserts off Etsy for calendar pages, meal planning, etc. but I could never find a layout that really worked for me. I would also waste huge amounts of time, money and printer ink trying to print out the printable inserts - as every file was a different format.

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Jess Yasuda, on starting Chasing Planner Peace ($11,613/month) full story ➜

2. Become an author ($168K/year)

Nick Thacker from Colorado, USA started Nick Thacker about 4 years ago, a author.

  • Revenue: $14,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Colorado, USA

I’ve always been a fanatic reader, specifically in the thriller genre. I discovered Dan Brown as a kid, then James Rollins, and I’ve always love action movies that combine adrenaline and history (think National Treasure, Indiana Jones, etc.).

I decided to write a book (my first was called The Golden Crystal, and it has been re-launched as The Atlantis Stone) when my grandfather passed away. He had always been a strong positive influence in my life, and he, my dad, and I often swapped paperbacks we liked. That first book was intended as a gift for my dad for Christmas, and it was going to be the only one I ever wrote -- just to see if I could do it.

I had no idea what I was doing (arguably, I still don’t…). I just thought it would be fun to combine technology with the discovery of Atlantis… in some way. When I got started, I was naive enough to think that books simply happen, but the book very quickly got the best of me. I took a six-month break and consumed as much as I could on the subject of the craft of writing fiction. I’d never really written anything before, so it was an eye-opening experience to learn about structure, plot tropes, character development, and everything else that goes into a good, cohesive story.

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Nick Thacker, on starting Nick Thacker ($14,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start an online courses business ($60K/year)

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success almost 8 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: The Netherlands

Back in 2013, I had already discovered my passion - personal development - and had realized writing is the best way to express myself. So I combined these and started a self-improvement blog.

Starting the blog was the best decision and not giving up on it over the years (even when no traffic or money was coming in) was what helped me move forward.

It was first just a hobby and I knew nothing about blogging. Over the years, after publishing a ton of content, gaining traffic, learning about SEO, email marketing, social media, and all the ways to monetize a blog, it became a real business.

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Lidiya Kesarovska, on starting Let's Reach Success ($5,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a home organizers business ($96K/year)

Sarah Giller Nelson from Miami, Florida, USA and Naperville, IL started Less is More Organizing Services about 11 years ago, a home organizers business.

  • Revenue: $8,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Miami, Florida, USA and Naperville, IL

For 15 years I was a museum curator and art historian. It was a career that I loved but once I had children I surprised myself and realized that I would prefer a career that would give me the flexibility to be more actively involved in family life.

Be flexible. Don’t stress if the launch or the time frame does not go according to plan. Life gets in the way.

While I was taking some time off to figure it out, a very good friend of mine mentioned to me that her laundry room was such a mess that she had hired someone to help her organize it. I did not know this type of service existed (this was, of course, 10 years before Hoarders, Marie Kondo and The Home Edit brought the profession to the forefront of popular culture), but I had always loved to organize, and the idea of starting my own company seemed like an interesting challenge.

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Sarah Giller Nelson, on starting Less is More Organizing Services ($8,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a closet organizing business

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6. Become an attic room organizer

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7. Start a garage organizer business

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8. Start a professional organizing business

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9. Start a refrigerator organizing business

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10. Become a youtube personality

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11. Start a car organizer business

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12. Start an organizing product

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