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Meet Kat Farrior of The Detailed Life

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kat Farrior.

Hi Kat, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
When I was in college for International Business, I always saw myself starting a fancy career in Global HR at a large, international corporation 🙂 However, after I graduated, I’ve learned quickly that small businesses are more my vibe since they give you the opportunity to wear many hats at once. After five years as the Office Manager at an architecture firm in NJ, I’ve decided to make the move to the Lone Star State. Once again, I found employment as an Office Manager/Executive Assistant and was responsible for five beauty schools in Texas and New Mexico.

Since the goal of my move to Austin was not only to gain a change of scenery but also a change of pace, I decided to leave this position in 2017 in order to focus on building my own business. I have always been very passionate about organizing any and everything in sight but helping my clients juggle work and life by establishing systems that don’t only get them organized but help them stay organized is something I truly enjoy.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
As most other business owners, I went through my fair share of growing pains. Being fairly new to Austin, growing a client base was probably the hardest part at first but managing various social media accounts and finding time for bookkeeping are challenges I continue to struggle with at times. There are just not enough hours in the day 🙂 Luckily, I found some amazing ladies who support me now wherever they can (group photo).

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about The Detailed Life?
The Detailed Life specializes in organizing every aspect of the client’s home to make it clutter-free, create more space and arrange all essential items in easy reach. There really are no limits here; we’ve organized everything from pantries and closets to garages, attics and sheds. We have also done our fair share of paper organizing in (home) offices with the goal of digitalizing as much as possible. I think what sets us apart is that we don’t focus on a specific client group. We have worked with busy professionals, overwhelmed parents and seniors in apartments, single-family homes and mansions. There really isn’t a project that’s too small or too large. At times, our clients simply want us to help them make decisions on what to get rid off while others are focused on getting ideas for aethetically pleasing storage solutions.

90% of our projects are regular home organizing projects, which include design development and supply recommendations, shopping for organizing supplies, arranging appointments with handymen & time spent in the client’s home on editing, categorizing and reorganizing. Other services we offer are DIY consultations, organizing maintenance (for previously organized spaces) as well as move organizing, which includes sorting, packing, labeling and unpacking on the backend.

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
In my perfect world, I’d like to eventually expand the business to other states. I could totally see myself travel around for a bit to train organizers in various larger cities. Another project I’d like to tackle once this supply chain issue is under control is to offer my own organizing products in a shop on our Website. Lastly, I’d like to come up with a program that supports my favorite animal rescue, Addicus’ Legacy Dog Rescue.

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Jacky Torres

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