"Every moment is an organising opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world."
Like everyone, I am many things to many people. I am the wife of a wonderful man, the mother of two outstanding kids, community volunteer, coach, wedding celebrant, one-time teacher, businesswoman, entrapaneur, event organiser, designer.... the list goes on. All these things that I do have the underlaying common theme of helping others, which is something I have always been passionate about. For quite sometime I have said to friends who have been having thoughts about a career change, "you should become an organiser", secretely thinking that is what I would like to do, but the timing was never right.
Over the last few years, my husband and I have designed our new home and I undertook the role of project managing our new house build. It was a crazy learning curve and stressful at times, but well worth the drama. During this process I lost my mum and a while later my dad. This added the huge task of clearing out decades of belongings, papers, memories and stuff in general, from their retirement village house. Then there was the mission of selling our house, packing and moving to the still not complete new home. After all this personal experience, it dawned on me that it was time to embark on the new venture that is Room-Sorted.
I have been studying the theories behind the art of organising and applying it to my own home and life. I was amazed and excitied about all the psychology behind why we hold onto objects and why some struggle with getting their "ducks in a row". I want to help others to learn to let go of possessions that don't serve a purpose or bring joy, so they free up their lives for the things that do. I want to help people through the sadness & madness of clearing out their parents homes, when they pass. To teach people how to stage their homes for resale or to be a "right-hand" to someone who needs extra support to get through an event like a wedding. In short, I want to help people.
If you need guidance and understanding with a project or if you need support to learn how to free up space and time in your life, then get in touch with me and together we can change your world.
What is a Professional Organiser?
A Professional Organiser enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organising principles and through transferring organising skills. A Professional Organiser also educates the public on organising solutions and resulting benefits. Professional organisers help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper, and their systems for life.
Just like you see a doctor when you are unwell, or a financial planner to help you invest your money, you can feel confident turning to a professional organiser when seeking a reliable, skilled and confidential resource for your organising needs.
Organising someones home lives involves much more than knowing what to keep or discard and then deciding how to rearrange what is left over. Because most people have emotional ties to the items and habits in their lives, professional organisers use a variety of techniques to help others to achieve balance.
A professional organiser can be many things like being a catalyst in helping people make the changes they could not or would not otherwise accomplish on their own. They can be an innovator by offering a fresh pair of eyes for looking at a problem from a new perspective. They are also educators, teaching new skills so organisation is not only achievable, but maintainable. They are compassionate and discrete. A shoulder to help bare a burden, and a clown to lighten the mood.
Member of NAPO
NAPO is a decades old organisation whose mission is to be the leading source for organising and productivity professionals by providing exceptional education, enhancing business connections, advancing industry research and increasing public awareness.
NAPO defines Professional Organiser and Productivity Consultant as follows:
A Professional Organiser supports evaluation, decision-making, and action around objects, space, and data; helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding function, order, and clarity.
I am an active member of NAPO and have done extensive training through their education programme. I follow their Code of Ethics, so you can be assured of complete confidentiality and discretion.
The NAPO Code of Ethics is a set of principles to provide guidelines in our professional conduct with our clients, colleagues and community. As a member of NAPO, I pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint and conscience in my conduct in order to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of NAPO members and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of organising.
I will serve my clients with integrity, competence, and objectivity, and will treat them with respect and courtesy.
I will offer services in those areas in which I am qualified and will accurately represent those qualifications in both verbal and written communications.
When unable or unqualified to fulfill requests for services, I will make every effort to recommend the services of other qualified professional organisers, productivity consultants and/or other qualified professionals.
I will advertise my services in an honest manner and will represent the organising and productivity profession accurately.
I will keep confidential all client information, both business and personal, including that which may be revealed by other professional organisers
I will use proprietary client information only with the client's permission.
I will keep client information confidential and not use it to benefit myself or my business, or reveal this information to others.