I wanted to take a moment to share some news that is both challenging and bittersweet. It’s with a heavy heart that I must announce the closing down of my business, Organised HQ.
Thirteen years ago, my journey began with the creation of The Organised Housewife, a venture aimed at inspiring and motivating people to find joy in their homes. It’s been an incredible ride, and your support has meant the world to me. As our paths intertwined and our community grew, I found myself inspired by the connections we’ve forged and the positive impact we’ve made together.
As the world shifted through the challenges of the past couple of years, I responded to the call of the times by expanding The Organised Housewife’s offerings building my shop, Organised HQ. This expansion brought about the need for warehousing, an expanded team, and a greater investment of my time. The commitment was huge, and I found a lot of joy in building Organised HQ.
However, I also struggled which I have not shared publicly. Last year, I encountered burnout in a way that I never anticipated. The demands of the business consumed my every spare moment, leading me to a point where my own well-being was compromised. I resolved to find balance, yet the journey proved much harder than expected.
In striving for that balance, I found myself trapped in a cycle of checking sales to ensure they met our required daily goals, and relentlessly promoting products. This pursuit took a toll, causing what was once a passion to shift into a feeling of burden. The Organised Housewife, a space of joy and inspiration, was slipping away from me, replaced by the demands of the business side.
Yet, amidst all this, I’ve held another secret close. In the essence of trying to work out why I was feeling constantly tired and unmotivated, I was told I had severe depression. There were days I couldn’t leave my house, moments when I lost joy in things I once cherished. Cooking, cleaning, even sharing my own face on Instagram – overshadowed by the fog of depression. I felt lost, detached from the vibrant spirit that once fueled me. Although, I have recently learnt a lot of this has to do with hormonal imbalances, but yet it has pushed me to the edge.
I want you to know how deeply I appreciate your presence and support over the years. Your encouragement has been a beacon of light, guiding me through the highs and lows of this journey. Your stories, your messages, and your continued connection have meant more to me than words can express.
However, the changing economic landscape and, more importantly, my need to prioritise my health have led me to this incredibly difficult decision. It’s time to wind down Organised HQ, a project I poured my heart into. This decision is not one I take lightly, and I want you to know that it comes from a place of deep reflection and care.
As we move forward, I want to share my plans with you. First, we’ll be having a warehouse closing down sale, online and perhaps in person if there is product left, as I really don’t have the room at home to store it. This gives you a chance for you to purchase our beautiful products that have adorned so many homes.
Following this, I will be taking a step back, possibly for several months, allowing myself the time I need to heal and regain my strength. I am committed to returning to The Organised Housewife, reinvigorated and ready to embrace what lies ahead when the time is right.
Please know that this isn’t goodbye forever. I am so very grateful for your presence in this journey, and I hope to welcome you back with open arms when the time is right.
Thank you for your understanding, your support, and the countless moments of joy we’ve shared. Let’s continue to spread love, inspiration, and positivity, knowing that our paths may cross again in the future.
With heartfelt gratitude,