When helping friends and family out with decluttering their homes, Louise discovered her passion for this. She has now developed it into her own business; Home…Sorted. Home…Sorted is an de-cluttering and organising service working across Wirral, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. Services include de-cluttering and organising all aspects of the home, home staging ready for selling and home styling. ‘I believe everyone needs their own sanctuary where you can just kick off your shoes and chill.’
Before starting up her business, Louise worked part time as a teaching assistant in primary education. Louise has a Sociology degree from Liverpool John Moores University. Helping with decluttering, organising and styling for her family and friends is something Louise has always loved doing. ‘I adore all that embodies interiors.’ Louise wanted to set up her own business. ‘However, I then had my second daughter and focused on raising my daughters.’
With her family and friends urging Louise to start her own business, she took the plunge and contacted The Women’s Organisation for support. A friend had recommended the organisation and so Louise called and met with her business adviser, Claire Pedersen. ‘I felt very excited and nervous!’ Louise met regularly with Claire for guidance and attended several free courses on business plans, marketing and social media strategies.
There were no barriers for Louise during the process of starting up her business. Although, the social media aspect of her business was initially ‘So daunting’ for Louise. With the help of The Women’s Organisation courses in social media, Louise tackled her fear. For Louise, the courses were ‘Very informative.’
Whilst running your own business can be hard, having something that ‘Belongs to me’ outweighs any problems for Louise. The professional decluttering and organising is a niche industry, so there are some frantic times for Louise particularly in Spring and Christmas.
However, ‘This suits me and my life.’ Setting your own schedule and flexibility is just another aspect of Louise’s business that she loves. Being a mother, wife and business woman can be a challenge. Louise works three days with her clients and delegates a day for admin, networking, marketing, etc. Her flexible schedule allows her to balance out her family and business life. And Louise is proud that; ‘Above all is I am able to help and advise my clients who are experiencing different life changes i.e. moving house, divorcing, etc.’
Home…Sorted will have been running for a year in April and Louise is delighted with how far she has come; ‘I am so glad at this stage of my life I am embracing what I want to do and have always wanted to do.’
Louise’s advice for anyone thinking of starting up a business is to, ‘Go straight to The Women’s Organisation for advice and support, get networking and if you have a passion for something, go for it!’
‘Remember, it’s never too late to do what you want to do …go for it!’
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