How to Start a Decluttering Business

People nowadays are so busy or just plain lazy with their life that they find themselves in a totally disarrayed environment, therefore leading to lack of productivity and other negative factors, that is why a decluttering business may be the Godsend for these sort of people.

To start a decluttering business, start with the business plan.

There will be several instances wherein the business can only do so much and therefore it is important to come up with a set of guidelines that will keep your target audience and potential clientele in check. Of course one would not want to disappoint any customer and there are several customers which have high expectations from the business, therefore be sure to assess all these queries accordingly and make a draft of what services and products you plan on offering, the rules and regulates and other terms and conditions. These are all factors that should be properly discussed with a legal counsel or lawyer in order to thoroughly review all the possible aspects of which.

Review on what these decluttering businesses do and how they operate. From there you will be able to get a good idea of how you should start your own. Professional organizers and decluttering businesses clear out the mess or clutter for their clients and put all things in order. They work not only for individuals but for businesses and large companies as well as people do not always have the time of day to sort things out. Because of this you should also be able to determine your target audience. Since you are starting with the business you may not be able to cater to all types of cluttered locations. Stick to what you know you can handle and gradually expand on your services as your business progresses.

Create a system for your business wherein the employees of your business will follow when decluttering the locations assigned to them. This may start as a personal organizational system that will target particular areas of the clutter while working its way through. This business requires you to make sure that only the trash gets thrown and not any important documents. With that you should keep in mind that you may be held liable for any losses which are something that you will want to avoid at all costs. Run everything through the client once you have sorted things out. If possible have them sign for every disposal and every plan on the site. There are things that MUST be thrown away while things that should also be kept safe as well.

Once you have worked out on what you plan to offer with your business, you may now start drafting out the financials to determine what you initial investment will be. These figures may be acquired through canvassing of suppliers and picking out the ideal ones coming up with a breakdown of possible expenses and finally a final amount on which to base your business upon. After you have considered this it is time to set on your location, the stocking and furnishing of this location and finally the last minute touches on the overall business. Review everything accordingly before you set into operation. Consider marketing strategies and techniques as well as the proper advertising tools in order to get the message around that you have a new decluttering business in operation. How to start a Decluttering business


  • Tanji canada said on January 9, 2015
    Tulsa oklahoma
  • Nancy Means said on May 28, 2015
    Just started out in my own declutter business; organization is a passion for me. Can you offer any advice on pricing and other helpful suggestions and wisdom in this business? Thanks, Nancy
  • Chana Miller said on May 31, 2015
    I'm located in Brooklyn NY and organizing and decluttering is my passion. About to start my own business but would love some pricing guidelines. Thanks!
  • L C said on June 12, 2015
    I would love to start a decluttering/organizing business in Nebraska (Omaha/Council Bluffs areas). Should I be bonded? Is it better to charge by the hour or by the job + expenses? What are the average pricing rates? Should I have a detailed contract signed for each project? Thank you for your time and helpful insight!
  • Tammie Altice said on February 25, 2016
    I'm trying to start my own decluttering business in Florence,SC and surrounding cities and information you can give on pricing and how to market myself would be helpful. Thank You!
  • Casino Gqaliwe said on May 17, 2016
    I would like to start my own decluttering business in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Any tips for me please.
  • Sarah Roebuck said on March 23, 2018
    I live in Sydney am really keen to do this and would love to meet tombstone to do it with....have no money to start just want to do it on weekends to begin with
  • Ashwathy Durai said on October 19, 2022
    I am from India and I would love to start my own decluttering business. I need some guidance about how to start this outset. Thanks in advance.


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