Deciding to become a Professional Organizer was not my life long goal. I realized in 2017 that not everyone enjoys organizing and decluttering as much as I do. Yes, you read that right. I love to do this. I clean and reorganize my home when I need to clear my head and think.
I lost my mother in-law, my father, and both of my remaining grandparents inside of 2 years. That was a lot of emotional and physical cleaning and clearing. Being separated by hundreds of miles didn't help with finding the time needed to be in place and go through everything.
I was thankful for being the "one step removed" person who could help with my mother in-law's belongings. For my grandparents' home, it was easier for me than it was for my uncle and father. For my father, that was just rough. Every new box was an emotional land mine and I have to admit I still have 2 boxes I haven’t made it all the way through. It is a process.
I knew there had to be an easier way. People that could help without judging and I could trust. That was the biggest part. I decided I wanted to be that person for others.
Whether it it is your belongings or someone else's, you have memories tied up, around, and through them. Sometimes, it is just too much stuff and not enough space. That’s when a fresh set of eyes and hands can make all the difference.
I was born and raised in Oklahoma, and my mother would say I have been organizing since I was a little girl. My mom used to laugh when I reorganized the cans in the cabinets in alpha order and by size. Over time I learned different techniques that were far more efficient and functional than alpha order, but the love of order lingered.
I always, and still enjoy sharing with my children, the Berenstain Bear book, Messy Room, where the cubs work with their parents to totally organize their room. I loved the finished product, and as a child poured over the pictures and every detail.
After graduating Valedictorian from John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City I attended Oklahoma State University earning dual Bachelor degrees in Management and International Business. I later earned a MBA from Oklahoma City University.
Right out of college I landed a job with a lumber company, working in sales and learning all about real life expenditures, lack of personal time, and sheer exhaustion. After 9-11, I transitioned into Civil Service working in Contracting for the United States Air Force where I met my wonderful brilliant husband.
6 moves, 5 states, 2 wonderful boys, and countless memories we have landed in our forever home in Viera, FL.