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I officially became the Queen in 1991, after I married a packrat! It was “love him, love his stuff,” so I quickly learned to “reign over clutter.” I also learned a valuable lesson: One person’s clutter becomes another person’s collectible. Therefore, my approach to organizing begins with not condemning your clutter. I simply want to organize your stuff, in your way — the way that best suits your personality and lifestyle!
I actually became an organizer at age ten, when a neighbor began putting her home in order because of failing eyesight. Over the years, as her sight faded, I became her “Princess of Clutter” and helped her to put her home in order. This also started an admiration of “stuff.” When asked, “Do you want this?”, my answer was usually, “Of course!” Then, before my Mom could complain, I’d figure out a way to “display”or use the items in my room.
As a teen I devoured all the women’s magazines. Today, my files contain tips dating back to the early sixties. In fact, even as a small child, instead of playing with dolls in a dollhouse, I rearranged furniture and accessories. You can see I was destined to become a professional organizer!
Responding to growing numbers of requests, in 1993, I took my ideas and stories on the road. When going to and from these speaking engagements I often stop to do hands-on organizing and/or consulting with new clients.
Over the years I’ve appeared on the Home & Garden TV (HGTV) channel, sometimes showing how to camouflage clutter! In 1997 Woman’s World magazine asked me to write a weekly column. “Smart Ideas to Make Life Easier.” It covers topics that range from organizing, to cleaning, to kids, to cooking.
Now you know that, even before setting up my first home 30 years ago, I’ve been devoted to discovering and creating ways to accomplish tasks faster, easier and sometimes cheaper. For me, each year (including those I spent as a single mom) and each career, as a waitress, an office manager and an outside sales rep — all provided valuable lessons in organizing. And, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share my ideas and my experience with you!