Interview with Professional Organizer Jenny Dietsch
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My latest interview is with Jenny Dietsch of Getting it Done Organizing in Dallas, Texas. In addition to her specialties, Residential Organizing and Move Management, Jenny offers Holiday Prep and Clean-Up, Photo & Memory Organization, and Functional Space Planning. Let’s get to know her!
Jenny, welcome to Your Organizing Business! How did you come up with your business name?
When I decided to start an organizing business I knew it had to be Getting it Done Organizing because I am all about getting things done. I hate unfinished projects and tasks and I am a doer.
How has your business changed since you first started out?
My business has changed a lot. In 2015, I started out all by myself. Very quickly I realized there was a huge demand for my services, and I needed help getting it done. I started hiring and training new employees and eventually set up the company infrastructure, project management, and billing systems. We have grown to about 20 employees and work with numerous independent contractors and outside vendors to offer a complete organizing or moving experience.
How do you approach a new organizing project?
Every client and project is unique. We always send a lead organizer to consult with the client and review the space before we schedule any work. At the consultation we discuss project ideas, take measurements, and take photos and videos of the spaces.
From there we pre-order any supplies needed and create a general project over-view. We research alternative ideas and look for new and unique ways to solve every problem.
What would you do differently if you were starting your business today?
If I was starting out today, I would spend more time building operation systems and understanding marketing strategies. I would also have outsourced a lot of things much sooner so that I could focus on growing the business.
At what moment did you consider yourself successful?
I realized that I had achieved a level of success that I had not anticipated was when I started hiring employees.
What is the biggest challenge you currently face in your business?
The biggest challenge I face in business today is hiring and training new employees quickly as well as setting up operational systems to streamline the onboarding and training process.
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered about running an organizing business?
The most surprising thing I have learned about running this business is how much I love learning. Everyday I learn something new about business, people, or myself. I love that I can show my children that you are never too old to learn new things and grow.
What’s your favorite organizing product?
My favorite organizing product is my label maker. Adding labels is the best way to keep a system working. People have no excuse not to put things in the correct places.
What professional associations or other organizations do you belong to?
National Association of Productivity and Organization (NAPO) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I am not working, I am at my children’s sporting events and theater performances or shuttling them here and there. I also love to snowboard or sit on the beach when I get the chance.
What else should we know about you?
I am a high-energy, can-do person! I love my family, my job, and my life. I feel so blessed to be where I am today personally and professionally!
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