As the kids have gone off to school and I’ve found more pockets of time, I have been really working on getting things ready to go for My Blissful Space, the professional organizing business side. I’m ready to really dive in head first, put this business at the top of the priority list, and make this dream happen. In addition to networking, I established new rates and packages (see my “services” page) and have advertising set up to begin in September on the local radio station. While most things are falling into place and making me feel like a giddy school girl, not everything has been perfectly smooth sailing. But I have a can’t-be-stopped attitude, and I’m continuing to push through knowing that with challenges and hard work comes the reward!
Immersing myself in professional organizer training has been another big focus lately. I find myself like a sponge just wanting to learn more every spare minute. Organizing is one thing…that comes naturally for me. Organizing for someone else…and being organized in the process…that takes some planning and fine-tuning. Though I’ve gone into organizing jobs in the past feeling fairly organized, through trial-and-error I found some things that weren’t as smooth as I would have liked. I want to do the best I can for my clients and help them get organized in the most efficient way. Continuing to educate myself and stay on top of tips and techniques for the profession is one way that I plan to do just that. Having a great tool bag ready to go is another!
I spent the last couple of days shopping for supplies, and today worked on getting my bag put together. Thanks to a great book, How to Start a Home Based Professional Organizing Business by Dawn Noble (seriously the best resource I’ve found so far), I got some awesome tips for things to keep in my bag that I hadn’t yet thought of. Yesterday I went shopping and got most of the things on my list that I didn’t already have, and even a couple more.
|About half of the supplies that went into my bag (the label maker is the only thing pictured that I didn’t just purchase). More stuff is in the car!|
Next was time to lay it all out and decide what kind of bag would work best. I may decide this one will be too big and that I need to find something else, but I have so many bags that I wanted to use what I already had if I was able to. There are some things in the car yet from my shopping trip (boxes of file folders mostly) that need to go in here yet, but this arrangement seems to have worked out really well so far! Thank goodness for ThirtyOne!
I thought I was prepared before, but now I feel like the boy scout of professional organizers. 😉 I get to try it out at the home of one of my clients next week, so once I’ve put it to the test I’ll know how well it works!