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The Pro Organizer Studio Podcast

Melissa Klug + Jen Kilbourne

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Pro Organizer Studio is a business building resource for professional organizers. We are here to help you launch & grow the professional organizing business of your dreams! Founder Jen Kilbourne has been coaching, supporting & inspiring savvy businesswomen in the home organizing industry since 2016. Melissa Klug, master certified professional organizer and founder of home organization business Home By Eleven, joined Pro Organizer Studio in 2020 to help even more women grow in the industry.
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Parenthood is challenging enough as it is, and getting organized sounds easier said than done. Now, combine these 2 together and it’s truly a balancing act that many of us struggle with day in day out. If you’re here, it ’s because you want to know how to get your life and home more organized and structured where the kids are involved too - so that parent-life can be a little easier and focused on what truly matters. The Parenting Guide: Organizing Habits Made Easy was created because parent ...
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Hoarding Specialist and Extreme Cleaner Rachel Seavey discusses how to help yourself when you are overwhelmed with clutter. Rachel is the owner of Collector Care Professional Organizers located in the San Francisco bay area. Rachel and her team have been featured on the CBS Sunday morning show, The Hoarders show, and the Lady Brain Show. This podcast features organizing tips and hacks as well as true stories from within the trenches. Learn how to tame your clutter so that you can gain contro ...
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The Professional Organizer's Think Tank podcast is for any professional organizer who wants to start or grow their professional organization business. CEO & founder of Organize 365, Lisa Woodruff, shares how she started her business as a professional organizer in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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In this episode of 'Parenting Guide Organizing Habits Made Easy,' Dianne shares personal insights and stories to illustrate the importance of involving children in home responsibilities. The discussion reveals how teaching kids organizational skills and responsibilities not only eases the parental load but also prepares them for future self-suffici…
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I am so thrilled to welcome Jenny Albertini, who is one of the very first professional organizers I ever met, and who was a great part of my organizing life, to the pod! She is the author of Decluttered: Mindful Organizing for Health, Home and Beyond--and it's a book that will help organizers with clients by connecting health (mental and physical) …
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In this episode, I interview Kathy Bowers, an experienced parenting and life coach with over 20 years of expertise in social care and children's services. Bowers shares her journey from being a nursery nurse to becoming a family support worker, then transitioning to a performance coach, and finally founding her life coaching practice. The discussio…
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Two of my favorite people I've met in all my years of organizing are back with me here on the podcast! I am having a fun convo with Brandie and Ryan of Home+Sort in northern California, who are the founders of the How To: Summit. The summit for 2024 is moving to Austin, Texas in the end of September--and tickets are almost gone! We're chatting abou…
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In this episode of the Parenting Guide Organizing Habits Made Easy Podcast, Dianne Jimenez shares her personal journey of adjusting to life after her mother moves in with her family due to a flooding incident at her mother's condo. Recording from her car while waiting for her kids, Dianne offers insights into the challenges and solutions that helpe…
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One of the most popular topics with organizers is social media. A lot of people have a view of what social is for their business, but it doesn't always align with the reality. Today we are talking about the dos and don'ts of social and how to really show up in the right way--without stress. LINKS FOR LISTENERS: connect with Jen Mary: https://yourev…
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Hey Collectors! Have you ever wondered if your distressed home can be bought as is? Can you just leave the THINGS you don't want, and ALL of the repairs that need to be made, and walk away with a check? These are the exact questions I ask Laurel Sagen from Laurel Buys Houses! Tune in to learn if this is an option for you. Laurel also shares informa…
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Helping clients who need organizing while they're struggling with grief can be very challenging--and today we want to help you with some concrete ideas to help your clients. My guest is Missi McKown of Clear Spaces Organizing in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and she is graciously sharing some of her personal stories of loss to help organizers work with c…
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We are back with organizer Michelle Parravani of Designing With Less in Atlanta, and we are talking about some easy sustainability tips for organizers working with eco-conscious clients, and Michelle gives us a FABULOUS idea for a pricing differential that I had never thought of before! You can find Michelle at designingwithless.com.…
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Hey Collectors! On this weeks podcast I interviewed Rachel Arbuckle with 2000PACES and learned so much about organizing photos. This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts I have recorded. My note page was full of notes I was writing while recording. I am SO motivated to get my own photos in order! Most of us have stacks of loose photos, thumb d…
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Adding photo organizing to your list of services is an awesome thing to do--I did and it's been a great revenue source for my business. My guest today occupies a special corner of the organizing world, where she does all of this for clients. We are talking about all things related to photo organizing today and I hope you get some ideas on how you c…
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We are continuing with our campaign to prove that being YOU in your business actually gets you clients--it doesn't scare them away (trust us!) Today's guest is Meg Mueller of The Lit Bulb--she is a writer for professional organizers. We are talking about how much your words and your branding (not just the color palette, either!) matters to your bus…
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One thing we encounter in our Inspired Organizer group a lot is, "How do I tell someone I don't want to work with them?" Today's guest is Melissa Gugni, and we are talking about this challenging situation and how you can approach it, and the hows and the whys and all of that. We know it's hard, and we want to take away some of the difficulty for pr…
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This is going to be the first, and not last!, conversation we have about organizing clients with ADHD, and being an organizer with ADHD. Neurodivergence is the hot word right now--but we are diving into a discussion on how you can help clients even if you yourself aren't fully up to speed on all things in this realm.…
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Have you ever gotten that pitch to be on a 5 minute podcast that will inevitably vault your business to the stratosphere? I've warned against them before but our intrepid organizer slash undercover agent Missi McKown of Clear Spaces Organizing has done it for you just to talk about it. Stay tuned later this week for more Missi, talking about ADHD w…
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Sarah Brent of Practical Harmony in Illinois is talking to us about something she (and I!) are equally passionate about. Here's a little sneak peek: "Clients need to hear about you and your uniqueness. They need to hear your story, why you do what you do, why you're different from other organizers. Not everybody wants to hire the type A minimalist …
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While I am calling her a guest today, it is her podcast! Jen Kilbourne is on the pod today. She is the founder of Pro Organizer Studio, and she is the visionary behind everything that we do here. If you are a longtime podcast listener, you have heard Jen's voice on the podcast so many times--she began all of this magic. She started the Inspired Org…
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In today's podcast we explore the challenges faced by parents in keeping their homes clean when they have kids. I discuss various strategies and tips for handling the mess made by kids. From dealing with spills and stains to organizing toys and maintaining cleanliness, the episode provides practical advice and insights to help parents maintain a cl…
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Hey Collectors! On this episode I ask expert Madison Gunn from Absolute Trust Counsel several questions about estate planning and wills. This is a follow up to the last few episodes where we discuss preparing for death. This episode includes incapacitation which is a state I hadn't considered before recording this. What happens if you get in a car …
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If you have been here for more than two seconds, you know I've been interviewing Kim of Rustic Home Organizing in Portland, Oregon, every year, since she brand new in starting her professional organizing business out. This is her year two recap what she has learned. Kim has so much wisdom to share. And one of the things that I love is that Kim has …
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In this episode, Dianne discusses with guest speakers Ron Swan and Debbie St-Martin from Centre Famille, Home to the SNAP Program, about overcoming parenting challenges, managing the behavior of children, effectively communicating within a family, and establishing organization and structure at home. They explore the importance of empathy and unders…
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I first interviewed Kim two years ago when her business was BRRAAANNNDD new. In her first year, once she got paid by a client with a dozen eggs. Fast forward two years later--and she had her first (and second, and third) $10,000 month in her business, Rustic Home Organizing. Kim is giving us all the details on her second year in business--and no ma…
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This is our second episode in our rewind series of Kim Snodgrass of Rustic Home Organizing growing your organizing business--if you missed the last episode, check it out (episode 177 right before this). Then check out next up, which are two brand new epsiodes which will be a 2024 real time update on what Kim learned in her second full year of organ…
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Time capsule for organizers--open! It's a little bit of a rewind week but here's why! I started something a couple of years ago, with someone in our Inspired Organizer® group who was brand new--she had just started her business and I wanted to interview her about taking the leap into organizing. And then almost exactly a year later, I interviewed h…
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Hey Collectors, Continuing on with our theme of legacies, what we leave behind and getting our affairs in orders comes this podcast. While a bit grim, I need you to listen with intent. Your stuff will probably out live you. What do I mean by that? I mean by the rate at which items decompose - your stuff - will probably out live you. So what's the s…
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This is the second epsiode in our 2 part series with Rachel Rosenthal, a professional organizer in Washington DC who has used the media to propel her business to serve over 8000 clients. In this ep we get down to business learning how to pitch potential outlets like TV, podcasts, and print media to grow your organizing business. LINKS FOR LISTENERS…
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Today we are demystifying the process of putting your organizing business out in the world by doing press--print, TV, online, podcasts and more! Rachel Rosenthal, who has served over 8000 clients in her Washington, DC organizing business Rachel & Company, has skyrocketed her client list by actively participating in press opportunities. LINKS FOR LI…
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The episode covers topics like being on autopilot, doing too much all the time, and having a lot of unfinished projects. I also emphasize the importance of slowing down, delegating tasks, and specific instructions for family members. The episode concludes with a call to action to download a cheat sheet on getting kids to help and tidy up at home. X…
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Hey Collectors! Embracing discomfort is critical to getting your home in order. While you are de-cluttering you will experience all sorts of discomfort and emotions and you have to learn how to push past them to create the organized life you desire. Tune in, while I cover several methods on how to embrace your discomfort - instead of running from i…
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For the last couple of years, instead of New Year's Resolutions or large scale yearly goals, I have picked a word of the year. I pick one word at the start of the year and then I use that as my guiding light, my North Star for the year. So over the holidays, I spent time reflecting and thinking and trying to decide what that word was, that magical …
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Are your kids too busy to help around the house? Welcome to another episode of Parenting Guide: Organizing Habits Made Easy podcast! In this episode, I discuss the challenges parents face when their kids are too busy to help out. I also explore the reasons behind this issue and provide practical solutions for parents. In this podcast, I dive deep i…
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Hey Collectors! Join me on another unscripted podcast on the go! This topic is a bit heavy but I need you to listen to it. Shame is something we all carry around and it is suffocating us. Shame can weigh you down and paralyze you. I understand this. Take some time and do this exercise with me. Lighten up your life load. The less shame you carry aro…
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Hey Collectors - happy new year!! Are you looking for a practical way to tackle your clutter? Do you want to get organized, but don't know where to start? On this episode, I share a six step plan to help you get organized. It requires focus, and for you to take massive action. Are you ready to finally live the life you deserve?! Tune in!…
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In this special 50th episode, I discuss an effective approach to goal setting for the new year, 2024. This episode is inspired by a social media post focusing on setting specific, achievable goals based around a single, manageable action or habit. I also share my personal goals and the practical steps I plan to take to achieve them. The strategies …
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Hey Collectors, Time is such a precious thing. We only have a limited amount. Its something you cannot hoard. What would happen if you suddenly died today? Who would be left going through your belongings? What would they find? How would they feel? Would they be able to find your most precious items? This episode invites you to start getting your af…
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In this episode, I talk about enjoying the holiday season in a unique and fun way, focusing on activities we don't usually do. I share a list of five fun activities that don’t always involve the kids. The episode also touches on finding balance in busy schedules and remembering to appreciate the small joys amidst the chaos of the holiday season. Ho…
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Today, we're delving into the challenges that resonate with every parent in the trenches – the holiday hustle, strikes, and the constant threat of illness. 🌟 Exploring Current Challenges with Compassion Beyond the decorations and festivities, we're acknowledging the stress many of us are struggling with. From navigating the complexities of holidays…
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The Hoardganize podcast is back!!! After taking some personal time off, I am now back, and ready to go! Most episodes will be on the fly, some will have video and some will not. Make sure you are subscribed so you don't miss a thing! It is about to get real y'all. I will be presenting my most authentic non filtered self. Happy Holidays and make sur…
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We continue our conversation with Julia, an SEO expert for professional organizers! If you haven't listened to part 1 yet, bump back one episode because there is AWESOME stuff there! LINKS FOR LISTENERS: Julia's website: https://juliareneeconsulting.com Julia's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliareneeconsulting/ Julia's Pinterest: https://ww…
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The #1 question I get as a coach for organizers is, "How can clients find me?" SEO is one answer to this question! This is a 2 part series with an expert for professional organizers, Julia of Julia Renee Consulting--and it is FULLLLL of gems for you! LINKS FOR LISTENERS: Julia's website: https://juliareneeconsulting.com Julia's Instagram: https://w…
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In this episode I give you my 3 strategies I use when teaching my kids (and any kid when I'm in the position of teaching :) ) the importance of teamwork in handling household responsibilities. These are my main go-to strategies as they are effective for instilling the values of teamwork in children. Hope you enjoy this episode and get 1-2 takeaways…
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In this episode, I provides 4 essential steps to make laundry day easier and more efficient; thus helping you to tackle the overwhelm of this never ending task. Hope you enjoy this episode! XO - Dianne 𝙋.𝙎. 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵? Send me your answer by DM on Instagram or on …
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