12 Business Ideas For People Obsessed With Organizing

Updated: July 24th, 2023

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 journal brand

A journal is a newspaper or a magazine that covers a particular subject or a professional activity based on the author's thoughts and feelings. The beauty of journaling is there is no right or wrong way to start.

The approach depends on your personal experience and can take many forms.

Find a journaling habit that works for you and create a writing routine. Get creative and journal about anything that comes to mind, so long as it interests your target audience.

How much you can make: $200 — $150,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 105 days (?)

How I Started A $12K/Month Business Selling Productivity Planners Online

Chasing Planner Peace is a planner company that has expanded from selling planner inserts on Etsy, to offering a one-stop shop customizable planner experience with over 300 inserts, a planner line, and various other related products, gaining a monthly revenue of around $25,000 at its busiest time of year.

Jess started Planner Peace over 8 years ago
Jess grew the business to $22.5K/month
Read by 62,377 founders

2. Become an author

Becoming an author is an exciting journey that involves creating and publishing written works, such as books, novels, or articles that reflect one’s ideas, stories, or expertise.

You can establish yourself through traditional publishing routes or self-publishing, utilizing your literary skills to connect with readers and potentially earn revenue from book sales.

Traditional publishing involves submitting a manuscript to a publishing house or literary agent who will review and decide if it is suitable for publication.

On the other hand, self-publishing gives authors complete control over the publishing process, allowing them to publish their work independently and market it on their own.

You can generate income through book sales, royalties, and opportunities such as speaking engagements or workshops.

How much you can make: $200 — $9,259,259/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 75 days (?)

How I Generate $10K/Month As An Indie Writer

This case study follows full-time thriller and action-adventure author Nick Thacker who earns between $10k to $20k per month from writing, predominantly through Amazon Kindle Unlimited sales, and goes in-depth into his self-publishing strategy which maximizes sales and minimizes costs, such as developing a mailing list and utilizing print-on-demand services.

Nick started Conundrum Publishing over 7 years ago
Nick grew the business to $20K/month
Read by 9,696 founders

3. Create an online course

An online course business involves creating and selling digital classes teaching specialized skills or knowledge to subscribed students.

As an entrepreneurial course creator, you identify educational gaps around topics you have expertise in and develop engaging video lessons and supplementary materials.

With flexibility around self-paced or cohort-based structures, building a student base provides passive income potential.

For founders who enjoy information-sharing, launching an online course platform presents a lucrative way to monetize your instructional talents with small startup costs by serving eager lifelong learners seeking convenient access to emerging subjects.

How much you can make: $350 — $3,735,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,850 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How This 28-Year-Old Couple Quit Their Jobs And Make $20K/Month Running A Blog

Learn how one couple created a successful personal finance blog, The Savvy Couple, that now makes over $20,000 per month and has sold thousands of digital workbooks and courses, by focusing on purposeful content and optimizing their ROI with efficient time management.

Kelan started The Savvy Couple over 7 years ago
Kelan grew the business to $20K/month
It cost Kelan $500 to start the business
Read by 27,277 founders

4. Start a home decor business

Are you a talented interior designer? Do you know you can turn your hobby into a side income opportunity? Home décor as a side hustle is a great opportunity to build a brand as you earn extra income. You first need to work on your portfolio to launch a successful home décor side hustle.

The portfolio communicates to your potential customers your potential when it comes to home décor. You may use your home as an example or request a friend for an opportunity to do their home décor as a sample for your portfolio. Once you have a portfolio, market your business, and remember to include photos from your previous gigs to increase the chances of closing a sale.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $415,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 48 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

How I Started A $8K/Month Home Organizing Service

Less is More Organizing Services, founded by Sarah Giller Nelson, is a home organizing service that operates in two states, serving an average of 95 households per year with an 85% repeat customer rate, offering services by the hour with a 4-hour minimum, and using a guided decluttering process to help customers achieve their goals.

Sarah started Less is More Organizing Services over 14 years ago
Sarah grew the business to $8K/month
It cost Sarah $2000 to start the business
Read by 15,799 founders

5. Start a home organizing business

A professional home decluttering service helps homeowners eliminate what they no longer need. Some home decluttering service providers do basic house cleaning and interior design guidance.

A home organizing service is easy to start and involves little running costs compared to other businesses. Register your company and apply for relevant licenses before you begin offering the services.

How much you can make: $10,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

How I Make $96K/Year Decluttering People's Homes

Pretty Neat, a service-based company that helps clients get their homes and spaces organized, grew 800% from year one to year two and continues to see growth through word of mouth, SEO, and consistency in service and communication.

Audra started Pretty Neat: An Organizational Solution about 6 years ago
Audra grew the business to $10K/month
It cost Audra $500 to start the business
Read by 3,509 founders

6. Become an attic room organizer

Starting an attic room organizer business can be a great way to help people declutter and organize their homes. This business involves working with clients to assess the items in their attic and help them determine what to keep, sell, or donate. It also involves creating a plan for organizing and storing items in a way that is efficient and practical for the client.

To start this business, you will need a few key items. First, you will need a reliable vehicle to transport items to and from clients’ homes. You will also need storage bins, boxes, and other organizing tools to help keep items organized. Additionally, you may want to invest in a ladder or other equipment to help you safely access attics.

To run this business successfully, it is important to have strong organizational skills and a keen eye for detail. You should be able to work efficiently and effectively with clients to help them declutter and organize their attics. Additionally, you should be able to create practical and efficient storage solutions for your clients.

Overall, starting an attic room organizer business can be a rewarding and profitable venture for organized, efficient, and detail-oriented people. With the right tools and skills, you can help people transform their cluttered attics into functional and organized storage spaces.

7. Start a garage organizer business

Starting a garage organizer business can be an excellent opportunity for those looking to provide a much-needed service to homeowners and businesses. With many people struggling to find space and organization in their garages, this business can help clients declutter and create functional and efficient spaces.

To start a garage organizer business, you must understand how to organize and utilize space effectively. You should also be able to work with clients to understand their needs and preferences to create a customized plan for their garage. This may include installing shelving, cabinets, and other storage solutions.

To run a successful garage organizer business, it’s essential to have good customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients. You should also be able to manage your time effectively, as you will likely be working on multiple projects simultaneously.

Marketing and networking will also be necessary to grow your business and attract new clients.

8. Start a professional organizing business

Are you interested in a side hustle business idea you can launch today? How about becoming a professional organizing consultant? You can teach others how to keep their spaces neatly organized if you have special organization skills.

Typically, a professional organizing business helps clients develop critical organizing skills through training. To start your business, you can create videos and share them on Instagram or other social media platforms.

To earn income from the organizing business, you can partner with promoters or introduce paid advertising opportunities.

How much you can make: $8,000 — $100,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 40 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 100 hours/week

How I Make $8K/Month Helping Organizers Automate Their Business

Professional organizer turned system strategist boosts monthly sales to $8,000 by helping others in the industry implement business systems and through successful niche marketing on Instagram for Dubsado CRM setups.

Amber started Arranged by Amber over 5 years ago
Amber grew the business to $8K/month
It cost Amber $2500 to start the business
Read by 4,021 founders

9. Start a refrigerator organizing business

10. Become a youtube personality

YouTube personalities produce videos on YouTube and post them on their channels. YouTube personalities make money through the following:

  • Advertising revenue - Ads revenue from the display, overlay, and video ads
  • Channel Memberships – members earn recurring revenue in exchange for special perks they offer
  • Merch Shelf – When channel fans browse and purchase official branded merchandise, you showcase it on watch pages.
  • Super Chat & Super Stickers – Fans pay to get their messages highlighted in chat streams
  • YouTube Premium Revenue – Get part of a premium subscriber’s subscription fee when fans watch your content.

You can start earning money through either or all of the above options, so long as you meet their YouTube-defined criteria and they are available in your location.

If you want to make money on YouTube, you must apply and be approved for the YouTube Partner Program, which gives creators greater access to YouTube resources and features.

How much you can make: $3,055 — $4,500,000/month

I Made $2.1M in Two Years Teaching People How to Use Notion

This case study explores Thomas Frank's successful business teaching people how to use Notion and selling templates, with sales reaching $2.1 million in two years and template sales currently at $120k/mo, showcasing his journey from blogging and YouTube to e-commerce and SaaS.

Thomas started Thomas Frank almost 14 years ago
Thomas grew the business to $135K/month
It cost Thomas $5 to start the business
Read by 4,840 founders

11. Start a car organizer business

12. Create an organizing product

meet the author
Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.