Organized, attractive, and functioning homes are my “thing.” My clients often share that it’s not their “thing,” but that’s OK because they’ve got me! I help them downsize and declutter items they no longer need and create a living space that helps them stay organized. I believe that as your lifestyle changes, your “nest” needs to change too. I call this Re-Nesting.
My years as a retail buyer and manager taught me a lot about organizing and moving merchandise around. I took a sabbatical to raise three terrific children and then assisted my mom in downsizing and organizing her home after my father died. When her health declined, I helped her downsize again and transition into a senior living community. But I made sure she had her favorite furniture, accessories, and memories. This experience was my inspiration to help others, whether they are moving or staying put.
Since ReNest began in 2012, I have helped clients declutter, downsize, space plan, stage their homes for the real estate market, edit their wardrobe, shop, unpack and settle in.
I am a member of The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO,) where I continue to learn through courses, programs, and conferences as well as networking with others in the industry. I served as the NAPO Michigan Chapter President from 2016-19 and am still active on the board.
After a year of study, I graduated from the Organizer Coach Foundation Program, a comprehensive training program from Coach Approach for Organizers. This training now enables me to help others organize their thoughts through coaching.
I love staying current with interior design and fashion, thanks to my retail roots. I also love finding new purposes for old stuff, which comes from being a second-generation antique dealer with a creative brain.
I am a supporter of SOAR, a Jackson non-profit that helps women who have survived human trafficking, addiction and sexual trauma, as well as the Cascades Humane Society.
My husband and I are empty nesters except for a freeloading cat that lives with us in Jackson, Michigan.
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