Organizing always came naturally to Sally as far back as she can remember. As a young child, all her things had to be in their homes. It probably had something to do with her very small bedroom. If things were out of order, it made it difficult to navigate, and it just didn’t feel right. What she didn’t realize then, was that clutter was causing her stress. Her grandmother always told the story of an overnight stay with her at the age of about 5. The next morning she was up, dressed, and had her suitcase packed and ready to go!
As a child, all her spaces needed to be clutter free and organized and still do. There have been times when Sally’s desk ended up as a dumping ground for papers ready to file, bills that needed to be paid, or a note that needed a response. When she sat down to work on an article or to do some planning, she found herself stressed out, distracted by all the clutter, unable to think clearly. Taking just a few minutes to organize her work space, relieved the stress and cleared the cobwebs from her mind to get her back on track to get things done.
Sally’s living environment has a profound effect on everything she does and the way she thinks. It’s her sanctuary, a place to retreat, regroup, and relax. After a busy workday, all she needs to do is walk in the door and the order of her spaces causes the stress of the day to quickly melt away. It’s as comforting to her as soaking in a nice warm bubble bath.
Sally’s working career began with data entry. From there she went into solving problems on a computer help desk, to installing computer networks in branch offices and naturally progressed into project management. Time management, problem solving skills, and effective organizational systems became paramount in successfully managing multiple projects varying in size and complexity. The organizational systems she created were simple solutions based on her natural habits and routines. This approach proved to be most effective in maintaining these organizational systems. As new project leaders came onboard, Sally’s role expanded to include educating them on the company culture and the processes that she helped to create to manage multiple projects effectively and efficiently.
Over the years Sally has helped family members, friends, and co-workers clear their clutter and organize their time, and spaces. Almost immediately after transforming their spaces, she noticed a sense of calm about them. They were able to think clearly and achieve goals that were not within reach because of the clutter creating the stagnant energy that caused them to be stuck. This is Sally’s true passion, to help others eliminate stress and achieve the peace she has come to know from organized living spaces.
Sally is a member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), and serves the St. Louis Chapter in the position of Secretary. She is also a member of ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization), where she receives training which qualifies her to work with special needs clients.
Sally lives in St. Louis, MO with her feline fur kid, Missy. Missy is the epitome of cattitude, very independent and treats Sally like her personal staff, which of course, she is. She doesn’t know what she would do without her!