Today we’d like to introduce you to Amber Bloomberg.
Amber, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My path to starting a home organizing business is probably not a typical one. It started with an interest in health and wellness — an interest that continues to be the core of my business and my life. A few years ago, I started researching how things like diet and stress can impact our bodies. That research led me to make a number of lifestyle changes. I dedicated myself to cooking delicious and healthy meals, finding daily movement and exercise, reducing my consumption and waste, removing chemicals where I could, and learning how to find joy in everyday life. Through this I discovered the immense power we have over our health.
Making these gradual changes had a tremendous impact on me. I began to feel better both mentally and physically. I found myself becoming more and more cognizant of my impact on the planet — particularly the amount of plastic waste I was creating. And, I developed an insatiable appetite for learning about healthy foods (pun totally intended) and how to cook them. I found my mind clearer, my skin glowing, and feelings of true bliss!
All of this really brings me to my love of organizing, and the impact I think it can have on people’s health and the planet in the long term. A huge part of my journey to wellness was loving and accepting my space. I’ve come to recognize that when someone loves the way their home feels, they are less likely to buy more stuff and create more waste (this is not to say that I am a total minimalist — having stuff is good so long as you love what you have!). When someone has an organized space where everything has a home and things used regularly are easy to access, it makes living within it much more enjoyable. In the kitchen for example, having pots, pans, and cooking utensils within arm’s reach will make someone much more likely to cook a healthy meal instead of popping something in the microwave or ordering greasy takeout. And, when someone has a pantry full of well organized, nutritious ingredients, that meal is likely to be delicious and healthy. Helping others find simplicity and form healthy habits is why I started this business!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Owning your own business is typically never super smooth. I have found that the easy part is doing the stuff you love, the stuff that drove you to create your business in the first place. The difficult part is the behind the scenes stuff, figuring out how to make it all work, and learning from your mistakes as you go.
One thing that has been particularly difficult for me is my perfectionism. I have a really hard time doing something unless I think that I can do it perfectly. When I don’t feel like whatever I am working on is perfect, I lose confidence and motivation. So, it was really tough for me to launch my website, to start networking, and to start marketing, because when you’re starting a business, nothing is ever perfect. I now make it a point to think about each and every mistake as presenting an opportunity for growth and improvement. That mindset has helped me a lot!
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Amber Bloomberg Home Organizing-Specializing in Kitchens & Wellness – what should we know?
I am a home organizer with a specialization in kitchens, pantries, and wellness. I love organizing homes because it showcases everything you own in such a way that sparks true gratitude. It helps you to live more, buy less, eat better, waste less, and have more time for the things you love. I believe that having clear space in your home brings joy and clarity, and allows you to focus on the present.
What I am most proud of is also what sets me apart from others. I am proud of my focus on wellness. It’s one thing to just go into someone’s house, rearrange their stuff in this way or that, and move on to the next client. It’s another to take a step back and look at the home (and especially the kitchen) as an ecosystem. Is the ecosystem sick, or is it healthy? My work involves thorough sessions with additional follow ups to ensure that my clients have a healthy space that they love. Think of my service like personal training, but for your home. You can’t go to the gym once and expect to be ripped, but if someone can teach you to love exercising, you’ll make a lifestyle change with amazing benefits. That is what I am offering.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I would say Chelsea Barringer has been helpful to me! She was the first person I reached out to when I moved to Portland to get to know her and her business. She is a big time cheerleader of mine and always has been a positive influence! We were able to make a video together about how I organized her pantry and we had an absolute blast. I love that she supports my business and I like to do the same for her.
Danielle Gagnon has also played a huge roll in my actually “launching” my business. She is someone I met through Chelsea (woman noted above) and I will be forever grateful. She has had a fantastic influence on me and has become a forever friend!
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- Phone: 617-249-3697
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