We had the good fortune of connecting with Elva Fonseca and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elva, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
In 2013 I came to a crossroads in my life. I was an office manager at the time and I couldn’t see myself sitting in front of the computer all day. I also acknowledged that I craved being around people. Although I am an introvert, I needed to switch gears to something that involved interacting with people.
I believe the RIGHT people give you energy and can propel you to go beyond your own limits.
After 2 years of seeking within myself for a purpose and passion, I decided to look up Professional Organizing as a career. At the time I had been delving into organizing blogs.
As soon as I looked it up as a profession I just knew…
I discovered that as an organizer I wouldn’t just create order out of messy spaces in people’s homes but I would also be helping people essentially get their lives back. It would be a rewarding relationship where I can help people that are overwhelmed with STUFF, be able to breathe, enjoy their spaces, and reach for their goals instead of feeling stuck.
I knew within me that this was my gift. This was it. I gave my 2 weeks notice.
I didn’t have a plan or knew exactly how I was going to launch my business. I just jumped.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am proud of the brand that I have created so far. SENSATIONAL is how women feel when they are organized. When everything is in its place they feel in charge.
Our service is unique in that our services include everything clients need from clearing the clutter to organizing their spaces in order to completely transform their homes.
-Closet Design Services
-Space Planning for better flow of your space
-Packing and unpacking for a move
-Expert done-for-you shopping
-Listing management to help you sell items
-Connections with valuable service providers
Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion! Has it been easy? No.
As mentioned previously I didn’t have a plan but I took one step at a time until I could see a little further ahead. It has been a journey of evolving as I developed my business. Sometimes taking a few steps back to tweak things. But always with the heart to move forward one more step.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to my husband Angel Fonseca, for his unending support and encouragement in the times when I doubted myself.
My husband has been my rock when running a business gets hard and when things just need to get done. He picks up our kids, helps them with homework and takes them to school. He also fills in any role I need him to from being an organizing assistant to product shopping and stocking to donations drop-offs.
There is a lot that needs to happen behind the scenes in running a business and there is no way I could do it all myself and serve our clients at a high level.
Photographers: Profile pic: @Celina Marie Playroom afters: @thirtyonemoments