No Where But Up
|Deborah Erickson-Ginn, founder of No Where But Up,
It was love at first sight when Deborah Erickson-Ginn visited Cincinnati for the first time. So much so, she decided to relocate her life and business to the area. At the time, she was running No Where But Up, Organizing in Saginaw, Mich., but in 2003, she uprooted the business and focused her career path as a Professional Organizer based in Cincinnati.
“I was delighted since I spent most of my free time organizing friends, family, churches and schools for many years before hand,” she says.
Erickson-Ginn drew inspiration behind the concept of No Where But Up from the people around her. She has a passion to help those who are struggling with clutter and time management issues. “I personally experienced a life-changing event 13 years ago,” she explains. That’s where she stumbled upon the name “No Where But Up.”
“During the years of healing, I realized that organizing went beyond stuff and pretty containers,” Erickson-Ginn adds. “Many who go through life transitions such as a divorce, birth of a baby, loss of a loved one or lives with a condition such as a chronic illness or disability can get side track when it comes to maintaining their physical environment.”
Today, Erickson-Ginn caters and customizes her services specifically to what each client needs. Each home, individual and family are all unique she says. Since not one thing will work in all homes, she assist with clutter management, paper management, time management, downsizing, unpacking and placement with new move-ins as well as other services. “I’m also a personal coach,” she adds. “Many can do the work but don’t know how so I guide them on how to go about getting things done, either in person or over the phone.”
You won’t find many people like Erickson-Ginn around this area. While she’s one of about 600 Certified Professional Organizers in the U.S., she’s only one of three in the Tri-State. She’s a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers which includes the Golden Circle. She’s also a part of the Board of Certified Professional Organizers, Institute of Chronic Disorganization and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.
“I take my business seriously and I feel if you’re going to be in the organizing industry you need to be willing to invest in yourself in order to provide the best service to the community,” Erickson-Ginn adds. She wants to continue building upon herself too as she’s currently taking classes for her CPO-CD, Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization.
She was awarded the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award for the organization category in Cincinnati. According to Erickson-Ginn, it’s her clients who push her to always do better for them and only because of them that her business is successful, for which she says she’s grateful.
After being in business for 11 years and moving to a new city, Erickson-Ginn feels it’s important to rebrand. So, that’s her next project.
To learn more about Erickson-Ginn and No Where But Up, visit her website or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also “like” her business on Facebook where she’s running a year-long weekly purge challenge and within the next couple of weeks she’ll be holding a contest to win a new organizing product that will be sold in Apple stores.