While those born after 1990 are often criticized in China for being “lazy” or “worthless” by the older generations, one girl from Chengdu is here to prove them all wrong with her unique business model.
According to Sina, Deng set up her practice helping people organize their wardrobes back in 2015. She found this particular passion while working as a maternity matron, and quit her job to join the “industry.”
Organizing closets isn’t a typical job in Chengdu, so she knew she had to get the word out about their services. She began promoting her business through agencies and social media.
She charges a fee according to the size of the wardrobe, typically 100 yuan per hour per meter. If she requires longer than one hour to organize a closet, she charges 120 yuan.
The most she has ever charged was for a client living in a large villa who owned two large wardrobes. It took her two full days to organize them, earning her over 10,000 yuan.
Having organized wardrobes for more than a year now, she has served between 60 to 70 clients. Most of them are middle-class women with a large collection of clothes.
When organizing a closet, she puts labels on different clothes or other items for the sake of convenience so they can find their belongings easily.
After organizing the closet, she gives the client a run down of exactly where everything has been positioned.
Every client gets a feedback form, with Deng always proud after getting good reviews from her customers.
Organizing a closet is apparently no easy task. It requires not only strength but attentiveness. Her hands get numb easily because she has to move around heavy clothes and other objects.
Most of her clients live in the suburbs so she usually takes a bite of her lunch when driving to their houses.
The more media attention she has received over the past few months, the more business she gets. She is inundated with messages asking for more information about her business.
More recently Deng has held talks to teach people the finer points about how to organize their wardrobes. She hopes to create an elite team who can offer the very best customer service to those with messy closets.
Netizens were full of praise for Deng’s industriousness, with many complimenting her entrepreneurial spirit.
“I’d say she gets a bright future ahead. Although this industry is new, she knows how to use her skills to lure in new clients,” one wrote.
“This is another example proving that skills are more important than studying. Great work!” another said.
By Katie Ngai
[Images via Sina]