Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sarah Parisi, owner of The Clutter Curator, located in Chicago, IL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are here to open up space, so you can stop holding on to your past and make room for your future. Our team works with you one-on-one to talk through the challenges of your space, thoughtfully works with you to remove what is not helpful, and then co-develops a newly organized hierarchy for your things.

Our mission is to free you from what's holding you back. Be it clutter, chaos, anxiety, or dissatisfaction. The Clutter Curator helps create order in your home, revealing a refreshed sense of freedom and possibility in your life. We create a safe place and affect authentic change. Together, you will create the foundation for new lifelong habits that will help you navigate your daily experience with freedom, ease, and the space to enjoy life's big moments.

Tell us about yourself

After college, I worked in New York City in commercial Interiors. I learned so much during my years as a project manager and sales representative. I now use these skills to juggle our many client projects, designs, and product orders and scheduling my team.

I truly love what we are able to do in our client's homes and see them transform during the process. Yes, we clear the clutter and organize their space, but the real effects happen when we leave. Their daily routine is easier. They can finally focus on their personal goals and not the pile of paperwork on their counters. We give them the tools to succeed after we leave. There is a genuine shift in their mindset after working together.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment so far would be the growth of my team. It's allowed us to work with more clients and make each session more efficient. I love that I have been able to pour my energy into a business that helps others and hopefully slows the cycle of overbuying and filling our homes with unnecessary items.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

I would have to say giving up some control. I've grown this business over six years and truly value that each and every client has the best experience possible. I'm very particular about how I want things done, and I'm learning to build a strong team. I need to be a strong leader and a good communicator. I've enjoyed watching my team flourish and gain confidence since joining The Clutter Curator team.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

My first tip is to create space for your business. I started when I moved to Chicago and had a solid saving. I worked at my gym in the mornings and clients during the day. If you want to succeed, you need to make space and time to grow your business. Secondly, find ways to get in front of your target audience. I knew mom groups would be a great space for my business, so I found ways to connect with them. Thirdly, have a goal. If you have a goal, you can work backward to understand how much you need to make to succeed. Understanding success looks different to everyone. You need to have a clear goal, so you know what you are working towards.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

If you want tips or inspiration, we share information on your social media daily. I pour my energy into this because I want others to make small shifts in their habits and homes to help them reach their goals.

Where can people find you and your business?


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