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Professional organizing is an industry that has been developed in order to help individuals and businesses design systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring skills.
There have been a number of television programs on the subject, starting with Life Laundry in 2002, and followed by others such as Clean Sweep, Neat, Mission: Organization, Hoarders, Clean House, and NeatTV, as well as magazines like Real Simple.
Professional organizers achieve the goal of creating and maintaining organizational systems by teaching others the basic principals of organization. These principals are often communicated by using the acronym "SPACE" or some variation of it. "SPACE" which is: S=Sort, P=Purge, A=Analyze, C= Contain and E=Evaluate (I tend to replace "Evaluate" with "Maintenance" it is easier to understand and is precisely what is intended). This principal is applicable to every type of Organization.
Professional organizers offer a wide variety of services, anywhere from designing a functional closet to organizing a move. For homeowners, a professional organizer might plan and reorganize the space of a room, improve paperwork management, or coach in time-management and goal-setting. In a business setting, professional organizers aim to increase productivity by improving paper-filing, electronic organization and employee time management.