Today we’d like to introduce you to Ruth Guerrier.
Ruth, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I wasn’t always organized. Before I got married, I would filter all of my natural organizing skills into work and totally neglect to organize my home and personal life. Don’t get me wrong. I was organized at work. I met all my deadlines and all of my goals but I failed to give that same type of energy and focus to myself. When I got married, that lack of balance quickly surfaced. Thankfully I married a man who showed me the importance of putting myself and my family first. I began making a few changes but it wasn’t until we had our son that I realized I really need to get my life organized. Especially if I was going to be a wife, a mom, work and keep my sanity!
So I began using my organizing techniques at home. First, I created a schedule so that I can focus on having some time to get things in order at home. I started with simple things like planning a day to do the laundry and a day to make a grocery list. Then I began implementing systems that fit into my schedule so that I can easily maintain the things that I organized. I was amazed at how it immediately removed the stress in my daily routine and gave me so much peace of mind. I realized I could help change others’ lives through what I taught myself. Working with other women and helping them balance their work and personal life is my passion because I know how much it has truly changed my life.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When I first started my business, things seemed to progress pretty quickly. I was providing a service that so many people needed and my business was consistently growing. Then COVID-19 interrupted everything. To be honest, In the beginning, I struggled a lot with anxiety and worried about what I was going to do but I never stopped making daily efforts towards working on my business. Everything was going virtual so I decided to offer virtual services to some of my clients. It took some time for me to understand how to restructure my services but after a few sessions, I was confident that I could offer quality service virtually while teaching my clients great tips to use on their own. It worked and I believe that it will continue to grow.
Please tell us about Imagine Organizing.
Imagine Organizing provides professional hands-on decluttering and organizing services. We offer a few different services such as home organizing, packing and unpacking services, and virtual coaching. We tailor our sessions to help people achieve their personal goals. We work with our clients to declutter and organize in order to simplify and streamline their home and/or business. I believe one of the things that I am most proud of as a company is our ability to connect with our clients. We really care about each client and we know how much their lives can change through organization and systems that work.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
First and foremost, I would say my husband has been my biggest supporter. Even though the uncertainty of the pandemic, he has continued to encourage me and cheer me on. I am so thankful for him. I would also have to give my son, Phoenix, a lot of credit because he has been such a trooper through this journey. He is six and I am an organizing superhero to him.
I can’t leave out two pretty amazing mentors, Adam and Cynthia Murray. I believe that it is very important to have mentors at any stage of your business. Building a business is not easy and being able to bounce ideas off to people that have the experience and can help direct you towards your next steps is crucial. I am incredibly thankful that our paths crossed!
- Home Organizing: $85 an hour (save with discounted packages)
- Business Organizing: $85 an hour (save with discounted packages)
- Packing/Unpacking: $150 an hour (team of two)
- Virtual Coaching: Packages Starting at $495
- Website: www.imagineorganizing.com
- Phone: 404-490-1037
- Email: Ruth@imagineorganizing.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/imagineorganizing
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagineorganizing