For those who know me, you probably know that I am a big believer in the “It Takes a Village” concept. Yes, for helping to raise children but also, as I have also learned, to birth a business. As November starts, and we all begin to give thought to what we are thankful for, I am giving thanks to the following. Without all of you, Put It There would not be anything like what it is now.
Our wonderful clients: We truly have enjoyed building relationships with literally hundreds of you over the course of these 19 years. So many fabulous people have allowed us the opportunity to assist them in bettering their home and/or office spaces. It is not always comfortable to invite others into the nooks and crannies of their homes and personal lives. And asking for help can be an added challenge. We do not for one minute take for granted that they have entrusted us and allowed us the benefit of working with them and their families. On behalf of Eileen, Laura and Rebecca, the 4 of us are giving thanks to each and evert one of you!
Our referral partners: From closet designers to handymen to junk removal companies, archivists, and even other organizers, your referrals mean the world to us! I know when I make referrals, I want to do so with confidence that others will take good care of them. Knowing you feel that way about Put It There means a great deal!
NAPO and NAPO-GA: These organizations are directly linked to Put It There’s success and knowledge base. Education, camaraderie, networking, business partners, a library, continuing education opportunities, a code of ethics, and some of my closest friends are all possible due to these 2 organizations. To learn more about these fabulous organizations, visit NAPO and NAPO Georgia
Friends: You have supported me on my journey, referred clients to me, listened to me stress over the challenges of owning my own business, and celebrated my success with me. I am so grateful to have each of you in my life!
My parents: We have sometimes joked, “Aren’t you glad you paid for me to get my business degree so I can go through people’s **** every day?!!”. While that is not at all what my business is entirely about, and I probably would have been better served with a psychology degree for this career choice, my parents have been nothing but loving and supportive through my career choices and continue to do so unconditionally.
Jeff, Halley and Matthew: The 3 of you get the brunt of it, since you live with me. However, I wouldn’t be where I am without your endless support and patience. Jeff has embraced his roles as Chief Technology Officer, PIT Legal Counsel, and my sounding board as I have contemplated and made changes with both of my businesses.
So, in this season of gratitude, I wish to give thanks to all of you, whether you fit into one of these categories or multiple. I appreciate you more than words can say!