My journey into professional organizing began in my own home. When you read articles and Pinterest posts about how to make the most of a small space, ours is the kind they're talking about.
We are raising our family of five (my husband, two energetic children, a Newfoundland and me) in a 975-square-foot, 1-story ranch. Early on, we considered moving from our “starter home” to something bigger. But we've found a lot of benefits to living in a smaller space — lower mortgage payment, more family time and owning less stuff, to name a few. We reimagined, remodeled and reorganized our house. We stamped it with a yellow door and made it home.
Yes, it is a challenge keeping a clutter-free space, especially with young children and busy lifestyles. It can feel impossible. But I promise you, it's not.
Before venturing into the organization business, I worked for years as a designer and editor for major newspapers and magazines. I also spent a year studying pastry arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago. My creativity informs everything I do.
So whether you’re living in an apartment, a starter home or a 4-story Victorian, it’s worth it to make your space work for you. You will have more time for the things you love and spend less time feeling overwhelmed.
The sincere gratitude and happy tears I have received from clients has been humbling. Simplifying and reorganizing your home can transform your life.
Karen Kellams, owner