I had been knocking around the idea of starting an organizing business for about 2 years prior to taking the plunge. I had a ton of ideas swimming around in my head but I was too afraid to speak it into existence to anyone but my husband. Because if I said it aloud then I would actually have to follow through, which was terrifying.
Right around the beginning of March 2018, I was telling a colleague about my plans to launch an organizing business but was spiralling about how there was SO much to accomplish prior to that happening. A name, insurance, a website, social media, legal hubbaloo, contracts… She interrupted me to say, “Just launch it and the rest will follow.” As a type-A rule follower, my head exploded. How would I just LAUNCH a business without any prep!? It went against everything I believed in.
But I understood it was now or never and there would never be a perfect time to launch. I would never feel fully prepared and no matter how perfectly laid my plans, I would still need to stumble, fall, fail, get up, learn and try again… and again and again and again.
So with little more than an idea, passion and drive to help people live better in their homes, I announced to my networking group that I was launching a business. The room clapped & cheered and have never stopped supporting me since. Along with literally every person in my life and for that, I thank you.
So here we are 3 years later and I’m DOING THE THING. I’m growing the business, I have my hands in a lot of projects and I am learning and growing everyday. I still stumble but, I get back up and keep going because launching Haven is by far one of the things I am the most proud of in my life.
Organizing is similar. There is never going to be a perfect time to get started. You’re never going to suddenly have endless 8 hour+ days to focus on decluttering, organizing and picking out the perfect bins to compliment your perfect new home (which I hate to break it to you, doesn’t exist). So just start and the rest will follow – I promise.