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Meet Tay Brown of Cluttermanager in Hyde Park

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tay Brown.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was always very organized growing up, it was something that was natural for me. After buying my home nine years ago, I enjoyed organizing my new home and as friends and family came over, they started to ask me to help them organize their homes. One day, I decided to explore the idea of becoming a professional organizer and as I began my research, I noticed this was a growing field.

People are so much busier these days and don’t have time to stay organized. Some individuals have no idea how to start and become extremely overwhelmed and I knew this was something I could do to help unorganized individuals.

After doing a year of research I decided to take an entrepreneur course at the Center for Women and Enterprise in Boston. In this course, I learned about writing a business plan, setting up a website and P.O. box, how to get liability insurance, creating a business name and I was given a coach to work with for a few months. This course propelled me into my business part-time in 2013. I started with selling my services on Groupon and that’s how Cluttermanager started.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has not been a smooth road. Business is not always busy, so you have very slow seasons and some busy seasons. Funds to advertise can be extremely expensive, so getting more visibility can be very challenging.

Also advertising to your current clientele can also be a challenge, so it has taken me a while to figure out effective ways to keep customers coming back and gaining new ones. I also run this business part-time because I have a full-time job, so I would lose customers who were looking for someone during the weekdays.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Cluttermanager story. Tell us more about the business.
Cluttermanger.com is a highly qualified professional organizing business. We help working professionals, busy moms, business owners, students and seniors organize their homes and lifestyle.

We provide:
Residential Organizing:
– kitchens
– closets
– bathrooms
– bedrooms/ play rooms/ home office
– Family/ Living rooms

Business Organizing:
– Office Layout
– Paper Management
– Filing systems
– Storage and Supply Areas

Additional Services include:
– Moving Assistance
– Home Staging Assistance
– Downsizing
– Personal Coaching

I am very proud to be a young minority professional in Boston helping other individuals clear clutter out of their homes and mind. I often use this quote with my clients “clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.” Oftentimes my organizing sessions are very therapeutic for my clients. As they purge their space, I can instantly see a new-found confidence beginning to occur. People hold on to a lot of things that they need to let go in order to live freely within themselves and within their homes. I just make them comfortable and give them permission to let go.

In my reviews, my clients always say I just jump right in and get things started and I instantly start working to show results and that may set me apart from others my efficiency.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I would say luck has drawn me to work with incredible clients and these clients have helped spread the word to their family, friends and co-workers about my organizing services. For that, I am very lucky because I am watching my business become more visible little by little and at a pace that works very well for a small entrepreneur like myself.

Pricing:

  • 2 hour & 4 hour sessions range $40-$65 per hour depending on the space and distance to travel

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David Thibault

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