I was given a gift for organizing and decluttering and out of that The Neat Consultant was created. It was a skill I was born with just like my hair color. I have been organizing and decluttering all my life. Those skills were the same skills that made me successful as a project manager in a technical field for over 25 years. Then the time came to look for a new opportunity.
Whenever one of my friends or someone in my family needed organizing and decluttering , they would call me. The thought of charging money for this service hadn’t occurred to me. I had never thought of it as a profession. Then someone, who needed decluttering and organizing, said to me “I will pay you if you will help me”. It set off a light bulb in my head.
My first reaction was to say ‘you don’t have to pay me’. However, I said ‘I have a few things going on, can I get back to you?’. It took about a month to really think it over and do a lot of research. I studied processes, methodologies, tips and tools of the trade, which I still do continuously.
I knew that I could declutter and organize but could I work with this person. We have a personnel relationship and that brought another dynamic into the situation. A word of caution…Friends and family are your support system but before you accept their help, be sure that the dynamics of your relationship won’t interfere with you reaching your goals.
I felt that if I could successfully work with this person, then I could work with anyone. The project was extremely successful so I built a decluttering and organizing business. I love using my skills to help my clients realize their goals of decluttering and organizing!