Here we are in mid-September. Summer is officially over. The kids are back in school. You can feel a hint of crispness in the air when you walk out the door each morning. The changing of the seasons got me thinking about a lot of things. I’m inspired to muse about the changes I anticipate for myself, and particularly, my business.
Rachel and Company is nearly 10 years old! Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I think about it. I’m so proud of all of the iterations my business has gone through to get it to where it is today. While I don’t miss the growing pains of starting a business from scratch, I do appreciate all the lessons I’ve learned along the way. I haven’t been alone in this adventure. You’ve been with me on this crazy and wonderful journey navigating life as a working mom to two beautiful twin girls, experiencing divorce, and even finding love again and getting remarried.
RECENT CHANGES AND UPDATES
My business has shared many of it’s own milestones, too. Today, Rachel and Company has helped over 1,500 families get organized. I’ve also been fortunate enough to be featured in print and television. Most recently, I launched a brand new online course on how to conquer back-to-school organization. Through it all, I’ve treated every success and challenge as a growth opportunity, and I’m so happy to translate these lessons into tried-and-true tips that I can share not only with my clients, but with others who see the value in what I do. For that, I’m so grateful.
I’m happy to report that Rachel and Company is as busy as ever and we are getting to help tons of more clients on a daily basis. For those of you who know me, I don’t like to let things get too comfortable. I’m constantly thinking about how I can take my business to the next level; finding new areas for growth, and pushing the status quo.
So what’s ahead you might ask? I’m excited to create more online classes, expand the rachel-company.com Shop page, and continue to partner with other amazing groups to promote new ideas and offerings. There are companies that I’ve grown to love and products that I turn to time and time again as both a parent and an organizer, and I want to share them with you! You may have noticed my recent post where I shared my love for Mabel’s Labels and partnered with their team to share how we use the product in our home (with a discount code exclusive to Rachel and Company readers), which I am excited to continue to do with brands in the future. I am often asked what products I use and love, what we use with our clients or what products I recommend for a specific age group or area in the home, so I’ll be partnering with companies that will make it possible to share that type of information with you all.
You have taken the time out of your day to read what I have to say and I want to make sure I am using your time wisely and providing value to you and your home. I’m also flexing my speaking chops by exploring themes that relate to how organization can make life just a little bit easier. Curious about how getting your kitchen in order can lead to good nutritional practices? That’s what we talked about at a recent event at the Four Seasons in Washington, DC on Tuesday evening led by dietician Ashley Koff, RD for her monthly Better Health Powered by Better Nutrition series. Expect to see more of these types of partnerships in the weeks and months to come.
At the end of the day, organizing will always be at the heart of what this business is about, but don’t be surprised if you see some new developments, too. That’s what growth and change is all about. Rachel and Company wouldn’t be what it is today without you. That’s why I want to know:
What are the organizational challenges you want to learn more about? What are some of you favorite products or brands that you use in your lives to make things less stressful, easier, etc.? Are you ready to boost your organizing game? I know that I am. I’m here. I’m listening.
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Rachel and Company is a professional organizing firm based in Bethesda, MD, serving clients in the Washington, DC area including: Potomac, Maryland Georgetown, the Palisades, McLean, Arlington, and Alexandria, Virginia.