A female entrepreneur from Chengdu has recently made headlines in Chinese media for her job as a professional wardrobe organizer for wealthy clients.
Based on her previous experience as salesperson at a fashion boutique, 24-year-old Deng Mei transforms her obsession with tidiness into a business of wardrobe cleaning.
"I love cleaning my room. I cannot bear to see a mess," said Deng. In 2014, one of her client suggested Deng could turn wardrobe organizing into business after seeing the young girl help organize her messy wardrobe.
Deng has so far managed to serve over 100 clients, most of whom are now her regulars. Her clients are usually wealthy people who dislike organizing their own wardrobes, or simply do not have the time to do it. "You cannot imagine how messy some of their rooms can get," Deng said. "I often cannot find room to stand in."
She charges her clients 100 yuan ($15.38) for every meter of closet space cleaned. Deng is able to finish most jobs within three hours, but the truly hopeless cases have taken her as long as nine hours to complete.
So far, Deng's work has won good comments from her clients. Organizing wardrobes helps Deng earn nearly 10,000 yuan every month.
In the future, Deng plans to expand her business to include a school that teaches wardrobe organization. "I want people to learn wardrobe organizing, then they can understand how to better create a living environment for themselves."