We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristen Kavander and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kristen, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
As a mom of five and a descendant of a long line of entrepreneurs, I knew that my career choice wouldn’t be on the path most traveled. Organizing and design have always been close to my heart. As I added children to my home, I realized the importance of having an well-organized space, and how it streamlined my day to create a more peaceful home. It became a passion turned business venture to provide that same peace to families all across Houston.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a full-service professional organizer, I am working for the client from start to finish. They can be as involved or uninvolved as they wish, but the goal is for them to sit back and relax while I transform their space. Most of my jobs are booked through word-of-mouth…Happy clients sharing their transformation photos on social media. The hardest obstacle to overcome for me has been my shy demeanor. It hasn’t been easy putting myself out there, but I know that there is a place in the world for me. I’m actually starting to really love going into total strangers’ homes because each home has a story! I love to hear those stories and making their space special for their family.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love going a little further out of the city and exploring the local wineries. My favorite place to spend a weekend close to Houston is West Sandy Creek Winery. They have the cutest cabins right at the vineyard. And, of course, we would make it to an Astros game and do a little shopping! Wine, baseball, and shopping! Is there anything better?!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents, grandparents, and the sweet souls back in my rural Ohio hometown have always made me believe I could do anything and be anyone I wanted to be. When I released my first children’s book, The Trouble With Longhorns, those Ohio folks were the first people to buy it! Had they ever seen a longhorn in real life? Probably not. But they bought it anyway. When I told my family I wanted to start an organizing company, they all told me that was the perfect job for me. Their unconditional faith in me has always fueled my fire.
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