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Want to achieve a tidy mind? Learn to achieve a tidy home!
In August, we are featuring many amazing female Yorkshire entrepreneurs by showcasing their business (#yorkshirebizaugust) and a bit of personal life on our shop blog.
Make sure you enter our big Yorkshire Biz August Giveaway (#ybagiveaway) to win one of our prizes given out by these superwomen! No need to be in Yorkshire to enjoy our prizes. (read the bottom of this post to find out how to enter)
Today we are featuring Charlotte and her home organisation business - Be Organised. By Charlotte, which aims to give parents and families achieve a physically tidy home and environment which benefits your wellbeing and souls!
Business Related Questions
Which part of Yorkshire is your business based?
I am based in HD8, Huddersfield but willing to travel within the West & South Yorkshire regions. I can also work with clients virtually where required / possible.
Tell us a little bit about your business - What makes your business a little different from others?
My number one aim for Be Organised. By Charlotte is to help people. I get great satisfaction in what I do once a job is complete and I see the joy on people’s face and the impact I have made to their home. I bring calm to chaos and people really benefit from what I can achieve, both physically and mentally. Its true what they say ... a tidy home is a tidy mind!
What’s your favourite ever product or service that you currently sell or have sold?
The most popular service I offer is a half day (3 hour) session to focus on one area of the home, usually either a wardrobe, kitchen or children’s play area / bedroom. In just 3 hours I can declutter with the client (helping to decide what to keep, donate and take to the tip), and then get to work on reorganising to make the space more functional in their home. I come prepared with storage solutions if required and happily take away all rubbish / donations on the day so you don’t have to.
Why did you choose this business to run or establish?
Since I can remember I have loved to organise and reorganise; I have a to do list for everything and love to run a tight ship at home. Since having Rosie I have re-evaluated what I want to achieve in life and what makes me happy. Now I am leaving her behind in order to go to work, I needed to be doing something worthwhile to me and putting the hard work into something I love. This is how Be Organised was born ... life is too short not to do something you enjoy!
How are you pivoting or adapting your business during this crazy Covid virus time?
During covid-19 i have taken to doing more sessions virtually which has worked quite well for most projects. Its much better now I can work in people’s homes again though and provide a more hands on service. I will continue to take every safety measure, wearing a mask whenever I’m in the same room as a client, social distancing and carrying my own hand sanitizer to use regularly.
What is your one product or service you would recommend for either a pregnant woman, newborn mom, or for babies, toddlers, or young children?
I offer a number of services that would benefit pregnant women, new mums or young families. These include: helping to set up for a new baby with nursery décor, clothes organisation, shopping list or equipment set up; help with day to day tasks such as home admin and finance management you might not have the time for; or declutter and organisation in the home including children play room / bedroom putting some useful storage solutions in place that they can use too to help you out.
Who or what inspires you?
Now I have a child of my own I think I’m most inspired by my own parents – not only for the childhood they provided me but also for the life skills and strong work ethic they instilled in us. Parenting is the hardest job in the world – constantly feeling the pressure to get the balance right ... I like to think my parents did a good job and hopefully I can do the same for Rosie.
What TV shows can make you binge on all day long?
I’ve never really been a big TV binge watcher. I’m currently watching a series called ‘Dead to me’ though on Netflix which I love!
What is your favourite ‘me-time’ or ‘self-care’ activity?
My favourite self care activity is always a long hot bath. I shut the door to feel like I’ve really escaped, light a candle, sprinkle some bath salts and keep the hot water topped up ... bliss!
What is one thing you love about living in Yorkshire?
After living in Australia for 6 years I feel like I now appreciate Yorkshire even more than before. Its so so beautiful and full of hidden gems. On a weekend we love nothing more than a good walk out in the countryside followed by a nice lunch in a ‘proper’ pub.
So there you go. I really hope you have enjoyed learning more about Charlotte and her fabulous business, if you'd like to find out more, here are her contact details:
Yorkshire Biz August Giveaway
What are Charlotte’s gifts for the giveaway?
Charlotte is giving out two x one free hour virtual session with her for guidance on decluttering and reorganising a small area of your home, how to manage your home admin or general advice and top tips!
One winner is drawn from Facebook entries and the other for Instagram's.
Enter the Giveaways
If you want to enter our August Giveaway (entries close on 30 Aug 2020), click on the links below to take part.
Please make sure you read the description to understand how to enter the giveaway contests as the two giveaways have different requirements.
By reading this interview article, we hope it will encourage you to support more small local UK businesses. It will be even better if it inspires you to create your own business! There are many other Yorkshire Biz August businesses we have to introduce you.
Click here to find out more about the campaign and links to other interview blog posts.
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