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From Burnout to Business Owner: My Journey to Professional Home Organizing

Hello everyone, my name is Claudia and I am the proud owner of Cloudy to Clear Professional Organizing, a home organizing business in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, I want to share with you my journey of how I got here and how my passion for organizing finally became a reality.


My passion for organizing began in the 90s when my friends would always suggest that I should organize people's homes for a living. At the time, I couldn't imagine getting paid for something that came so naturally to me. I decided to take the responsible route and find a full-time job in the pharmaceutical industry, where I stayed for the next 23 years.


In 2021, during the Covid19 pandemic, I was feeling burnt out from my job and was eventually laid off in December. This was the perfect opportunity for me to pursue my true calling. I had never thought about becoming an entrepreneur and had no idea what it meant to start a business. However, I decided to take the next step and search for organizers in the area to see if this was something that I truly wanted to do.


I connected with one of the organizers I spoke with and she hired me as a part-time employee. Working with Lauren at Next Highest Good not only taught me what it meant to be a professional organizer but also how to responsibly dispose of or donate items for a higher good. It was the most exciting job I had ever had, and I was excited to work inside beautiful homes with a fun team of individuals who also enjoyed organizing. I am forever thankful to Lauren for the opportunity to work with and learn from her, and still enjoy working with her on larger projects that require a team.


Next, I had to figure out what I needed to do to make this business opportunity official. I started listening to several podcasts and watching YouTube channels on organizing and becoming a professional organizer. One particular podcast that resonated with me was the Pro Organizer Studio Podcast. After speaking with Melissa, the CEO and program director, I decided to invest in my future and purchase their course. This decision was the best one I have ever made, as I was able to receive additional guidance on not only the organizing piece but also the administrative side of the business.


If you are interested in pursuing a career in organizing, I highly recommend checking out some of the podcasts and programs that I listened to and invested in, such as Pro Organizer Studio, Pro Organizer Bootcamp, and I Speak Organized. They all have so much to offer and can help you get started in your journey as a professional organizer. They all gave me the confidence to just start my business.


Fast forward to January 2024. I can hardly believe I've been in business two years! Time has flown by so quickly, and I am filled with gratitude for all the clients who have entrusted me with their homes and lives. It has been an absolute joy to work with each and every one of them.


When I started this business, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had a passion for organizing and creating spaces that people would love to spend time in, but I didn't know if I would be able to turn that passion into a successful business. However, with each client I worked with, I became more confident in my abilities and more certain that I was on the right path.

I am thrilled to say that I continue to love what I do. There is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing the joy on my clients' faces when they see their newly transformed spaces. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in their lives, and I look forward to many more years of doing what I love. I thank all of my clients their support, and I can't wait to see what the future holds!


Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I hope it has inspired you to pursue your passions, even if it means taking a leap of faith and trying something new. Remember, it's never too late to follow your dreams and make them a reality. And if you're in need of professional organizing and decluttering services, Cloudy to Clear Professional Organizing is here to help! Click the contact button below.



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Cloudy To Clear’s Claudia is worthy of every accolade she could be given. Mature, highly organized, honest, calm, attentive, reliable, and underneath it all just a good good person. I’ve seen Claudia’s logical but realistic approach to organizing for a long time, in big tasks and small. Anyone using Cloudy To Clear’s services is getting some of the best organizing assistance out there, guaranteed.

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