I started my professional organizing company, Melinda Grace Organizing, in 2020 during the global pandemic, COVID-19. My story is not unlike that of many people during that time: anxiety, fear, change, letting go, and starting anew. The year 2020 ushered in a “new normal” revolution worldwide, from online shopping to mask-wearing to countless Zoom meetings. For me, it also marked the beginning of my “new normal” as a small business owner.
Over the last two years, I have been asked numerous times, “How did you start your business?” or “Why did you start your business?” If only they knew the depth of that answer! Yes, it’s to help others organize their spaces, but the truth is, it’s much more complex.
My journey to becoming a small business owner, however, began in 2018. In Los Angeles, I was thriving with great auditions, callbacks, a super cool women’s empowerment YouTube Channel and performing sold-out solo shows that I had written. But the reality was that I wasn’t making any money (not even a penny! Lol.) from the very thing I loved and invested a lot of time and money into. This realization led me on a two-year quest to search for a career that would both pay the bills and satisfy my deeper longings – I was searching for my CALLING. Along the way, I encountered unwavering support from my husband, family, life coach, and God’s GRACE.
Listen to the deeper story of finding my calling and experiencing Grace in this podcast.
With courage, I ventured into starting my own professional organizing business, and found my calling that aligns with my heart, faith, and values. Professional Organizing became my sanctuary from anxiety, as the physicality of the work keeps me grounded in the present. The satisfaction of helping a client create space, reduce stress, and gain more time nourishes my soul. It is the perfect trifecta of my talents, skills, and desire to make the world a more beautiful place by assisting others.
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Through my experiences, I can deeply relate to people who want to take the next step in their lives. Often, the state of their physical space reflects what’s going on inside or their past experiences, but not necessarily the person they aspire to be or the visions they have for their lives. My passion lies in helping others take that next step through decluttering and organizing their spaces, enabling their minds to become clearer.
It’s an honor to step into somebody’s life during that transitional period. When I’m done working with them, I witness the weight lifted off their shoulders. I see their wheels start to turn, and they instinctively know what to do next in their lives. That excitement fuels my drive. THAT is why I started my business.