There’s a reason Samantha Struck decided to call her interior design business StruckSured Interiors—and it’s not just the cute wordplay with her last name. As a design professional, Struck tailors each project holistically, looking at her clients’ spatial needs, aesthetic wants, and budget requirements.
When we connected with Struck to discuss her must-have tool for any job, it was no surprise to learn that she relies on an app that—much like Struck herself—does it all. And, while she uses it for her work, its free version is great for household and personal management, too!
What item made your work life easier this week/month/lately?
Samantha Struck: ClickUp management software.
Why is this item so great?
SS: We use ClickUp to keep track of all ongoing project items and business to-dos. It functions as one, central app for everything we need, and it makes team communications documented, relevant to our tasks, and manages our workload.
Where/how do you use this item most?
SS: We use this platform daily for both our in-office team and remote team.
How did you discover this item?
SS: One of our team members Hannah discovered it while researching the best project management software that would fit our needs.
Will you use this item in the future?
SS: Definitely! They are coming out with new features all the time based on user feedback.
How has this item made your job easier?
SS: It has saved us so much time being able to search through project tasks, know how much of a project is outstanding, and visualize our work.
How might someone not in your line of work benefit from this item?
SS: This platform is great for any field, not just interior design. It has so many lanes of functionality––like syncing your team calendars, messaging apps, and cloud storage––as well as types of views to best view your workload based on your industry or preferences.
The free version is also great for personal use.
What, if anything, would you change about this item?
SS: We hear the notifications hub is getting an upgrade soon. Right now we would change it to be able to sort our notifications by project.
Are there any care/use tips someone considering this item should know about?
SS: It can take a team some time to adjust to using all the features of this software because it’s so dynamic. But once everyone is comfortable knowing how it functions it’s a lifesaver.