“The organization presentation was helpful. Never thought about the extent of planning can impact outcomes in the way of day to day operations. I liked the information on how to plan the day more effectively. It was helpful that the specific tips were given to achieve better outcomes.”
-Participant | VCU GHELI Higher Ground Women's Leadership Development Program
I thoroughly appreciated working with Ayanna! Her effective use of time and space allowed me to sort and decluttering items that I needed to prioritize but had not. Her diligence and organization made this process smooth and enjoyable. I strongly recommend her services!
-Adrienne J. | Director, Entrepreneur, Community Organizer
I’ve decided to revisit my love for interior design/decor as a hobby. Up first on my faux HGTV life is my home office. Before I could clearly see what I have to store for this space I had to get it organized.
And in comes Harmony Organizing.
Ayanna is like a fairy Godmother!!!
Every single thing has a space, place, and reason for being in my office. It feels peaceful and energizing when I walk in this room now instead of overwhelming. If you are struggling with clutter and organization I highly recommend just scheduling ONE consult with Ayanna. It’ll change your life.
- Shantell M. | Business Strategist
"My life before Harmony was running on E while flying 90 mph. Harmony has helped me establish long-lasting rituals to make sense of my daily work, teaching me how to clear space for myself and presenting how to run each of my businesses with deeper clarity. Thanks for helping me!"
- Joi D. | Photographer, Creative, Serial Entrepreneur
"I had a spare room that was designated to be my office and art studio workspace. Instead, it became my extra materials and package room, which did not encourage me to actually get work done in that space. Over time things just started piling up and it became too hard to handle. From working with Harmony I further realized that I have a lot of interests and multiple layers of items/materials/files/books that were challenging for me to organize. Harmony helped put things in its proper space/zone. It's a room that I can now function in. A space to help me focus and grow."
- Sukenya B. | Artist
"For years I have been thinking about starting a business but I knew I needed help figuring out how to organize my vision and goals for it. I thought once I had it organized on paper, I would be on my way to success. I didn't know at the time that the first most important thing was figuring out me. With Harmony's help, I was able to learn that my business goals need to be balanced with my personal goals. I also learned that weekly, monthly, and yearly goals should be looked at in small pieces to avoid being overwhelmed. With a new perspective, I am able to embrace organizing my inner-self in order to maintain successful steps to the business. Thank You, Ayanna. You Rock!"
- Aletha F. | Educator
"I realize now how an organized space can affect one's mood and temperament, along with creating a sense of peace. Although I have always liked our house I was ashamed when an unexpected visitor would come and now, if the occasion should arise, I now have a sense of pride in the house. We have learned the importance of making "homes" for things. I also realize it takes much less time to manage the cleaning of the house which means more time to do other things. You showed us how to go through an entire room, place items in categories, rearrange a space, and not be hesitant with keeping empty shelves or wall spaces. You also encouraged us to evaluate our ties to things and the use that something received. I would highly recommend Harmony Organizing for any person who struggles with clutter and seeks a more peaceful space. You are a poised, kind, and caring individual who can offer assistance to both residences and businesses."
Suzanne L. | Educator & Artist
"This experience has first allowed me to have less stress…day to day about how I want my life to be but my impatience and inability to put my dreams in order were a problem…Harmony Organizing has been a calming force in my life…it allows me to see my goals on paper and follow my daily tasks to meet my goals. Thank you for your insight and support!"
- Zenobia B. | Community Organizer
"Thanks for the gift of life, focus, consistency, and balance. The Harmony session helped rejuvenate and organize my desires for this year by putting simple actions in place. The sessions primed my confidence and skills while dispelling fears. Thanks again for a relevant, simple and timely session. Just enough to do so much."
- Pamela M. | Educator
"Harmony works! I would recommend Harmony to anyone who wants a jump start in achieving personal and professional goals. I was able to declutter my thoughts, organize my priorities and found the motivation to get things moving. This year marked my 30th birthday and I wanted to use this season of my life to reinvent, reshape (literally), and refresh myself. However, I needed guidance in doing so. Harmony helped me prioritize my short and long-term goals by literally drawing out a personal playbook. I was able to physically see my plans and goals in such a way that was not overwhelming but approachable and attainable. Within a week of working with Harmony, I was able to gain the momentum to get things done. I have enrolled in school, I’ve taken the proper steps to create a lifestyle of healthy living, and I’ve faced the fears of finance by gaining the knowledge needed to make future money-wise decisions. Harmony brought my life back. Harmony helped establish my thoughts about myself and the way I viewed the world and as a result, I am achieving balance. The only thing I would change is the chance to have done this sooner."
- Hope W. | Creative Entrepreneur
"Harmony Organizing has been one of the most helpful tools in the organization of my life over the past year – personally, parentally, professionally. I have learned to organize my ideas and thoughts into tangible, executable plans. Also, probably, more importantly, I have been progressively overcoming a debilitating procrastination habit. My, and by proxy daughter’s lives, has improved dramatically. I feel so much better on the inside!"
- Nickey M. | Vocalist
"Harmony developed an organizational system tailored to my work style. Ayanna’s ability to design a system that compliments my strengths yet flexible enough for modification is not only perfect for my personality but commendable. Most importantly Harmony worked around my schedule. Harmony did this so well, my team was impressed by how well Harmony organized my office and developed a filing system without interrupting our productivity. Harmony is efficient, effective and professional."
- Albert W. | Community Organizer
"I was delighted with the help I received in just six hours, plus planning time from Ayanna McMullen's services. It was truly a collaboration where Ayanna responded to my definition of my needs AND just as important, made suggestions about organization, donations, next-steps. Organizing and decluttering are very personal activities. Ayanna had the personal qualities, professionalism, and the knowledge to help me get through it quickly and relatively painlessly."
- Mary A. | Retiree
"Thanks so much for organizing my closet. It looks great! I can actually walk in it without knocking over boxes and getting a headache from the clutter."
- Sandra M. | Educator
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