I understand disorganization. My mother was chronically disorganized. I know how stressful it can be to live in chaos. As a child, I learned to be a packrat so as an adult I decided to learn how to become organized.
I know what it feels like to struggle with the clutter, but I also know how to become free of clutter. Being organized brings with it freedom. Freedom to live life unencumbered by stuff. It is my goal in life to help others experience that freedom. I can show you how to simplify your life, just as I simplified mine.
I have seen a need for efficiency ever since I was a teenager. This has inspired me to use my love of order in a number of careers, including work with my organizing clients.
I spent ten years as a Drafting Technician, both at the “drawing board” and using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). I now use my gift for space planning to help my organizing clients create a more functional living and working environment. I am especially good at eyeballing a space and envisioning the end result. I also see changes that need to happen in order for organization to take hold.
Working as a Middle School Health Assistant for 3 years required me to successfully combine problem assessment, time management, and people skills to serve my students. There was a strong element of psychology and counseling to my work, both of which are assets when working with my organizing clients.
When I relocated to Spokane, I decided that it was time to use my gifts to their full potential and become an Organizing Expert. To be able to help others create the most organized space possible with the most attractive things possible at the lowest price possible is truly a dream come true.
As a graduate of the Professional Organizer Training Institute™ and a member of the National Association Of Professional Organizers, I am bound by a strict Code of Ethics and am continually seeking additional education so that I can provide you with the latest up-to-date organizing methods, ideas, and products.
Having lots of things doesn’t make our lives any fuller. We may even become slaves to our possessions. That being said, I do not come into a space with the preconceived notion that everything must go. However, I do think we need to be honest with ourselves and determine what it is we really need to live a life that brings us pleasure rather than angst. What we choose to own and take care of determines how we choose to spend our time. It is a reflection of what is important to us.
Choosing to be organized is really just about trying another way of living that will work more efficiently than the way we are currently living. It isn’t about becoming a better person or a boring person. When we take control of our things we can live our life more deliberately. It’s about simplifying our lives so rather than wasting our time, we are spending our time to the fullest.
Becoming organized doesn’t happen overnight, just as disorganization didn’t happen overnight. It will take time to organize the things you choose to keep. There will be new systems to learn and new habits to acquire. Together, we will create systems that work for you and your family. Every person is unique. Systems we create will be unique and tailored to suit YOUR style.
We have only one world and on that world, there is only so much space and only so many resources. Let’s protect our world and keep it clutter free for ourselves as well as the generations to come. This often means we must reuse, recycle, and reduce.
I make every effort to recycle what can be recycled and to reuse what can be reused. Therefore, I try and keep as many things out of the garbage as possible. Those things that are reusable I will deliver to organizations that help those in need. I will also strongly suggest recycling versus discarding. At reclaimed spaces, we will do our very best to keep things from being landfilled and will make every effort to make sure that things such as paint, batteries, motor oil, plastic, aluminum, paper, etc. are disposed of properly.