Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqui Knapp.
Jacqui, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I grew up in the fashion business in Los Angeles. In my 20s, I shifted my talents to show business, where I started painting sets and worked my way up to producing feature films and shows for TV networks.
In 2005, my mom was diagnosed with a very aggressive breast cancer, so I put my career on hold to take care of her for the following year and a half. In addition to her cancer battle, during that time I also helped her through the death of both her sister and fiancé, selling her house, and moving her into a new home.
Through that experience and after speaking to numerous real estate agents, I realized there was a real need for a concierge-type service that offers expertise and support to people relocating under any circumstances.
As a film & TV producer, I worked in high-stress environments where I was expected to multi-task and make the impossible possible. It trained me well, but wasn’t fulfilling. I really wanted to bring my producing skills to help families in need.
In 2011, I decided to leave show business and start Get It Moving! I’ve managed to build a business where I not only organize and relocate people in Los Angeles — but I help move and set up clients all over the country.
The feedback has been incredible. My clients say things like, “You’ve saved my life.” I really haven’t — but I know they feel a huge sense of relief when they have me to coordinate all the moving parts with attention to detail and follow-through.
I absolutely love what I do and the unique service I provide my clients.
Has it been a smooth road?
Reinventing oneself is very challenging. I wanted to master my craft immediately. I had to learn to be patient with myself and others — everyone has their own process & timeline.
One of the biggest challenges has been learning to manage expectations — mine, yours, and the reality.
Through years of producing people’s lives, I’ve learned to not take things personally, and that I cannot fix EVERYTHING.
Each client and job is a different experience, but by my 5th year in business, it all started to fall into place!
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Get It Moving! story. Tell us more about the business.
GET IT MOVING! is a full-service concierge company providing professional organizing & relocation services for busy families who need white glove attention.
My team and I de-clutter & organize the environment by designing easy & accessible systems to assure a clean and manageable space.
We oversee both large & small moves, handling every detail from prep to finish. We pride ourselves on catering to our each of our clients’ needs with efficiency & strict attention to detail.
I’m a member of NAPO.net — National Association of Professional Organizers — which I joined to further my education & align with others in my field around the world. I am currently incorporating home/estate management to the GET IT MOVING! roster.
I am most proud of my ability to work with all types of clientele, having their best interests first and foremost, and being part of their transformation. Because of their trust, they refer me to family & friends — so I now have a huge network of incredible clients that I am so grateful for.
What were you like growing up? Personality wise, interest wise, etc.
I was a very creative and rebellious child driven by color and music. As a kid I was fortunate to travel and to be exposed to many cultures. I was always fascinated with architecture and fashion that was classic and different.
- Address: Santa Monica, CA
- Website: www.getitmovingla.com
- Phone: 424-259-3277
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getitmoving/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getitmoving/
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/get-it-moving-santa-monica
- Other: https://www.houzz.com/pro/jacquiknapp/get-it-moving