Where does one begin?
Well, I knew I was a bit odd pretty early on. My hobbies as a child included organizing my friends’ junk drawers and my teachers’ libraries, color coding my clothes’ closet and dresser drawers and sitting outside reading the transcendentalists’ Emerson and Thoreau.
This thing I have, some may call it a disease (OCD), but in my opinion it’s like a love affair… with order. I am just compelled to organize things, paper, time, finances, children, gardens, volunteers, alas I could go on. When I graduated from high school, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I had never heard of a professional organizer so I went off to college and earned a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. After college, I relocated to Atlanta, GA. where I thought a career in the Advertising industry would bring me the fulfillment I was seeking. I was 24 when I landed my “dream job” with a great salary, a corner office on Peachtree Street with two (2!) windows, health insurance, free parking, a clothing allowance, bonuses, etc. On the outside I appeared to be a great success, but on the inside I felt like I was living a lie. So, I quit. I know, really, who in their right mind would quit their job without a back-up plan? Me, because that is how I roll!!
I knew that if I continued to deny myself the chance to figure out what I was supposed to be doing, I would truly lose it. So I took a risk and went into free fall mode. I believe we are all masters of our own destiny and captains of our own ship. I decided to invest all of my time towards building a business based on my greatest strengths. You can read more about how it came to fruition in the Your Questions Answered Section. Almost two decades later and hundreds of clients later, I can tell you I have no regrets.
I can honestly say I have pretty much seen it all when it comes to chronic disorganization and chaos. I specialize in customizing simple solutions based on your learning style and unique circumstance. I am an expert at reducing stress and frustration while increasing structure and skill building. I have successfully worked with seniors, children, ADHD, OCD, Bipolar, chronic disorganization, people with disabilities, students and hoarders. Please do not let your embarrassment prevent you from seeking help. I am here to help you meet your organizing goals in a healthy and supportive manner. This is why my clients call me My Friend, Katherine. My favorite part of organizing is the look of relief on my client’s face when the job is done.
Me & Juliette Gordon Lowe, the founder of the girl scouts in Savannah. She is one of my favorite inspirations. My sisters & I in our Girl Scout uniforms. My mom was the troop leader!
I have been been honored with the prestigious “Golden Circle” designation for over 10
years of membership with the National Association of Professional Organizers. I am also a member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers and offer Notary services.
I have a very sweet husband who has taught me a thing or two about being organized which I will share in other sections of this blog. We have 3 very busy children, 2 incredibly spoiled dogs, and a menagerie plants and projects. Besides organizing, I love lounging, being out in nature, reading and hanging out at home with the family.
Soapbox Moment: I strongly believe in the power of Goodwill Industries. I am a passionate supporter, volunteering my time in multiple capacities. I have served as a Goodwill Gala Co-Chair and Decorations Chair, a repeat speaker at Goodwill’s Corporate University’s Power Hour and have delivered over 50 car loads of donations to Goodwill on behalf of my clients. This is a free service I provide which also includes a tax receipt to use towards your taxes. I feel like it’s a win-win. The client gets their clean slate and Goodwill receives additional resources to help provide job training to those who need it.