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Meet Courtney Finley of Organized Designs in Oceanside/Carlsbad

Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Finley.

Courtney, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve always had a passion for art, design, and organization; these things are constant in my life and in my business today! I have a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, which I still love to do! I’m originally from Chicago, which is where I met my now-husband, we moved here to the North County area six years ago and we have a dog named Mona!

Over the years and even while in design school, I worked in a few showrooms in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, I also worked for an Interior Designer as design assistant over the years. I also worked for an architecture firm in Texas that specialized in Hospitality Design. Working at all of these places gave me great experience in the design world.

After awhile working for an Interior Designer as a Design Assistant I decided to go out on my own because I wanted to have my own business, my own clients, being design or organization, this process was slow one because at time I was actually planning my wedding and year later we moved to California.

When I moved here to San Diego, I already had my organizing business, but it had just gotten started, so I guess you could say that my organizing business started here in California!

As I was networking to try and get clients I joined various networking groups and one of them was a Home Stagers Networking Group(which I no longer belong to) there I was able to network and meet a few Home Stagers, there was one in particular and she asked me to meet with her to talk about my business and what I parts of the business I really enjoy doing….long story short she became someone that really helped me start my business.

Over the years I worked with her, she in the end really helped me to grow my business. Even today I’m still growing and changing my business! Today I can say that I’ve had many a happy clients and I belong to some great networking groups!

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 hasn’t been a smooth road for myself and my business, I’ve had some personal things in my life that I’ve had to deal with, but it in the end it has made a better and stronger businesswoman!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Organized Designs, LLC story. Tell us more about the business.
My business is a called Organized Designs because I not only do organizing, but I also do a little Interior Design work as well, but mostly organizing.

I help clients get and stay organized by creating an organizational system that works for them and the space that I am helping them to organize, so they can implement the same organizing techniques once the space is organized.

I’m most proud of that fact that I can help clients get organized and I’m proud of the fact that I have my own business, several of my family members have their own business!

What sets me apart from others I think is that not only am I myself an organized person, I’m a very thorough organizer and I take the time to be through with clients in how they want to get and stay organized!

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I have had great luck with clients in doing some organizing projects for them. I think in any business good and bad things happen and in the end, these things have made me a better businesswoman and a better organizer!

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Image Credit:
Suzanne O’ Brien – Home Staging by Metamorphysis (Professional After Office Photo)

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