Robyn Reynolds is the owner of Organize2Harmonize, which is a professional organizing company. As a certified professional organizer, Robyn has conducted estate sales, assisted with household moves & organized everything from home offices to garages to kitchens & even closets – you name it, she has probably organized it!
As I look around my home office, with file folders scattered about, I could sure use Robyn’s services. As someone who is trying to balance a work from home job, family & managing a household, there are days when my entire office is in disarray. But let’s face it, we all have that one room or closet that could use some organization. Robyn has the ability to manage the mundane, simplify the complexities of everyday life & bring harmony to your home or office.
Please meet the latest Real Mom of the SFV, Robyn Reynolds!
How/why did you begin your business?
Robyn: I began my business in 2008 while I was working full-time. I had no idea that this was actually a profession. When I found out I knew I wanted to do it but had no clue how to start a business. Not to mention the idea of giving up a steady paycheck was rather daunting. When I got laid off I put all my energy into starting my business. And here we are 8 years later and I am still going.
What is one tip or piece of advice that you would give to other female entrepreneurs?
Robyn: The best tip or advice I can give working moms is to remember that there are only 24 hours in a day. As much as we try, we may not get to do everything we need to do every day. Sometimes we can’t finish all the work related to business, sometimes the laundry doesn’t get done, sometimes you don’t have as much time to spend with your children. Just know that it is ok and no one is going to scold you for not completing every task. You are your own boss. The benefits of being an entrepreneur totally outweighs the negatives…at least for me.
What do you like best about having a business in the San Fernando Valley?
Robyn: The good thing for me is that there is clutter everywhere. Because I live in the San Fernando Valley, I do get a lot of clients in this area. I also get clients as far as Orange County. Working close to home is convenient when it comes to having to pick up from school, take my daughter to activities, etc. It’s also great because of the easy access to supplies I need for my clients. I am never too far from a Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond or a box store.
If there was one thing you wish you knew before you began your business, what would that be?
Robyn: I wish I knew more about building a business. As much as I loving helping my clients and organizing, the bottom line is that it is a business and needs to be treated as such. Especially if you want that business to grow. I have learned along the way and am in a good place now. But I am always open to learning more.
It’s important to be realistic about our time management & as Robyn pointed out, there are only 24 hours in a day. We can’t be everywhere at once & sometimes things on our “To Do” list won’t get crossed off. We also have to recognize that there are some jobs that are too big to manage on our own. So if that garage that is packed to the gills needs to be organized or you need help with moving, it’s ok to ask for help. That way you can focus on other aspects of your business or personal life.
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