Today we’d like to introduce you to Shayla White.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Shayla. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m a full-time working wife and mom to three little ones (six years old twins and four years old). I’m an engineer by way of a Texas A&M education but currently work in Healthcare Administration leadership at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Between my demanding full-time day job, working to maintain a healthy and happy marriage and raising three children to be balanced and successful adults, I still try to eat right, workout 4-5 days/wk and stay active in my community. About a year ago I converted to a plant-based lifestyle and also train for 1-2 half marathons each year. So in an effort to maintain some type of balance and a sliver of sanity in my often chaotic days I found various routines and organizational solutions to keep me on track. The solutions were having such an amazing impact on my life that I started sharing them on social media in hopes that they would inspire others to become more organized and intentional. I started receiving requests from friends and family to come help them out in different areas of their home and/or speak to groups of women on how to achieve balance in an otherwise chaotic world. Out of this passion to create everyday solutions to help everyday people reach their fullest potential was born Methodical Mess.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely been a challenge to keep up with the demands of my personal and professional life and this new little small business/passion of mine. The biggest challenge for me is carving out the time to focus on creating functional and customized solutions for my clients that they will love and benefit from for years to come. It is so true that women cannot do it all and be all things to all people no matter how hard we try. But I try my best to prioritize God and family above all else. I don’t always do a great job at this, but my husband and kids keep me on track when I waiver. I try to keep in mind that this season is temporary. Those areas of my life that are neglected right now (like my sleep) will not always be neglected. Achieving balance is a journey not a destination. I find joy in bringing others along with me for the ride and celebrating our successes along the way.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Methodical Mess – what should we know?
Methodical Mess is a professional organizing service. We specialize in organizing any area of your home (including garage) or business to be more functional for the entire family. We sit down with each of our clients in a one on one consultation to understand their pain points and needs for each space of interest. We do not offer a “one-size-fits-all” solution. Each client is unique with varying lifestyles and needs. Therefore all of our solutions are customized to each individual client. We discuss product needs, if any are needed, a budget and even do all of the shopping for our clients. We are extremely meticulous focusing on thoroughly cleaning each area before organizing so clients basically get a 2 for 1 service with us. I’m a firm believer that a clean, clutter-free and organized home ushers in balance and peace in the lives of everyone.
I’m most proud of the fact that we focus on the whole person. We walk each client through releasing items in their home/business that no longer add value to their life. We also provide daily, weekly and monthly routines, tools and resources to maintain the space(s) after our service is completed and promote a lifestyle of intentionality. We provide a customized experience that can only be delivered by keeping our client list small and limiting our job commitments each week. Prior to each organization session, I provide my clients with an artistic visual of the future space. This allows my client to see the vision, provide input and get excited about our upcoming session. My clients are allowed to be involved as much or as little as they desire. I have found that providing the visual of the future space eases my client’s fears and builds trust in our services. Usually after seeing the visual my clients sit back, relax and enjoy the process.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I believe the key to success is being able to be your own biggest cheerleader. If you can find a way to motivate yourself, identify your strengths, operate in those strengths and mute the negativity, the sky is the limit. Having a cheering section in your family, friends and clients is just icing on the cake. If you don’t believe in yourself then no one else will.
- 1hr Consultation = $50 (applied to organization session if booked)
- Organization Services = $65/hr with a 4hr minimum
- Personal Shopping Service = $25/hr + mileage
- Phone: 281-725-1161
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @methodicalmess