The pictures above depict the very real results that could happen in your own home or office. I am an expert at receiving a before picture, discussing what you want it to look and function like, creating a plan of action to achieve those results, and then executing the project to its finish.
I love the image in the bottom row, middle column. It accurately depicts what a solution from Harmonizing Solutions can do for someone. The person on the left is buried in their disorganization. They have a hard time finding things, remembering to complete tasks and even completing them on time if at all. As a temp, I have filled in for office managers in all different kinds of fields and every office had a great deal of time wasting going on. I didn't realize it at the time, or I would have done this a long time ago, but I would go in to these offices (some corporate and some only a few employees) quickly learn the entire position in a very short period of time and I would always find out of date systems that really no longer worked for the company. I always knew it wasn't a part of my job description but I rarely has a position where I was left with no time so I would "clean". At least that's where it seemed to start.
Once the main area I work at was clutter free and dust free I would find little projects to keep myself busy. I grew up doing odd jobs around my mothers accounting firm. A perfect business to grow up in if you enjoy filing (lots and lots and lots), creating client records from the very first time the name is written on the file folder and then filling it up over the years with client records. This was my sole responsibility from the age of 13 till I was 16. I handled all files. I may have seemed young but I had a way of doing things and they appreciated my talents back then although they would tease me from time to time for being so good at it. Who's laughing now!?
My projects tended to include cleaning up the existing files, making new files, closing old files, updating files, ect. From there I would often get bored and look for other things to dabble with. Most employers clearly had no problem with some free work that they themselves have no time for. Prior to getting my degree those projects were limited in nature. After acquiring my Associates degree of applied sciences in business management and accounting, I was able to dabble in so much more. I was able to work with in bookkeeping software and then I was able to explore how to utilize the software the best way for the company and the business they run. I had an assignment for a bank not to long ago in the small business lending loss recovery team.
They brought me on to try a theory out. The theory was that if there was one or two people dedicated to a process called offsetting then more money would be recovered. I never was told what the goal amount of increase was but after 3 months I had learned the process they had in place (which was very inefficient and did not produce results), re-create the process, test the process and increase the amount collected the third month buy $280,000. A 14% increase from the month before. I followed up with a contact there and they have implemented my process (with my permission) and they have continued to increase that number.
I ran across a blog post for another PO and that's when it hit. I knew very little about it and I had to convince myself that being a professional organizer was actually a things before I could accept what I knew I wanted to do. While working at my last assignment a lady who had watched me conquer several problematic areas due to a lack of systems in place. She would sit at her desk and giggle while she watched me do my thing. One day she mentioned very casually "Hey! Have you ever thought about working for one of those organizing companies?" and the light bulb went off. I finally knew EXACTLY what I was meant to be doing.
While researching, it came to light that knowing how to organize and create unique solutions wasn't enough. It turns out that an organized space is only as good as the person maintaining the system. I knew then that the only other thing I have ever been really excellent at was going to come into play. Creating safe environments for people to be open and honest. By doing this people come to me with all kinds of problems. I especially attract a large number of people who are having trouble creating harmony in themselves. After getting to know them it is usually pretty obvious their biggest stress comes from the lack of time in a day. After they get to know me better they always wind up asking me how I manage all that I do.
Some simple tips and tricks usually makes a world of difference. This leads me back to the picture I referenced above. The guy on the right side looks happy and relaxed. Harmony has been reached! This is the feeling I want to share with all of you! Check out my website at www.harmonizingsolutions.com and if your in the area and want a free estimate click the button and fill the form out! Thanks for getting to know me and my company!