We had the good fortune of connecting with Gigi Miller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gigi, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting my own business was always in my blood. Both of my parents were business owners and I grew up watching them grow and nurture their businesses as well as adapt to the many changes and challenges that come with it. I always loved the idea of creating something on my own from the ground up. A job opportunity for my husband led us to Atlanta and it felt like the right time in my life to begin this adventure. I knew I wanted to do something to help people and I have always had an interest in home design and organization. Those three things combined with my work experience led me to my current path as a Professional Organizer and Vision Organizing, LLC was born in 2008.
What should our readers know about your business?
I founded my company with a mission to help others realize the benefits of living an organized life. I have had a lifelong appreciation for uncluttered and organized spaces. But I began to realize early on in my organizing career that clutter impacts more than just our spaces; it affects our relationships, productivity, finances, and wellbeing. I began to focus more on the bigger picture. My philosophy is based on simplifying spaces, prioritizing time, and creating balance between work and life. I am dedicated to helping clients clear the physical and mental clutter so that they have time to focus on what is really important. I am always excited to hear from clients about how their lives are now more peaceful, productive and balanced. Most importantly, I have learned the importance of empathy, patience, and taking the time to listen to my clients. There is no one size fits all approach here at Vision Organizing.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Altanta is such an amazing city and offers so many options that there is something for everyone. I love walking the BeltLine starting in Inman Park for Nutella crepes at Julianna’s Crepes , walking off the crepes on the beltline, stopping for a snack of the Pimento Cheese Jar at Victory Sandwich Bar, shopping at Ponce City Market, and finishing up at Piedmont Park for some people watching or just to enjoy the view of the city. I would also make sure to take them to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market because I’ve never seen anything like it. The fruit selection from countries all over the world, the hard to find spices, Ethopian coffee, and the cheese section are just a few of my favorites. Since we are in the Decatur area, I would stop by Southern Sweets Bakery for a slice of red velvet cake or coconut or maybe both. A trip to Buford Highway is a must for lunch! LanZhou Ramen has the best dumplings and hand-pulled noodles. A perfect lunch can be followed by a trip to a local brewery. My current favorite is Eventide Brewing in Grant Park. To work off all those calories, a walk through Grant Park is a lovely way to recharge. And of course The Atlanta Zoo is always a good option. If soccer were in season, an Atlanta United game is a very cool experience.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Starting your own business can sometimes be a very lonely and frustrating process. I knew that in order to be successful I needed support, professional development, encouragement, mentorship and most importantly accountability. I found all of that and so much more by joining The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and the local chapter (NAPO-Georgia) based here in Atlanta. I became very involved in the local chapter and served on the Board of Directors as Marketing Director, Professional Development Director, and most recently as Vice President. I have a place to call home and a wonderful group of colleagues that inspire, motivate, and support my continuing story.