I’m Melissa Sullivan, Founder and Chief Organizing Officer of Organizing Central LLC. Ever since I was a little girl sorting my Barbie clothes by color and occasion, I’ve loved the calm and tranquility of a well-organized space. I started Organizing Central LLC because I’m passionate about helping people create orderly living spaces and efficient systems for managing the details of their lives.
Whether your problem area is a small closet or your entire home, I'll work with you side-by-side to sort your stuff and reduce your clutter. Once we've tackled the sorting and purging, I'll organize the items remaining and create a system that makes sense to you and your family so it can be easily maintained long after our work together is finished.
For my DIY Divas, I offer a "Walk & Talk" session where I come into your home and walk through your spaces with you. I offer tips and advice, and a follow-up with a written plan afterwards. Sometimes that extra set of eyes is just the thing needed to visualize things not yet thought of and get you out of the “deer in headlights” zone. We can do these "Walk & Talks" virtually for those outside of Central and Northern Wisconsin.
Organizing Central can scan your old analog family photos and organize the digital files into a system that can be shared with family members anywhere in the world. We can also help you sort, organize, and backup the thousands of digital photos you have on your devices. In addition to photos, we can help with old documents, your kids' artwork and school projects, and other precious artifacts.
Moving is stressful, but pre-move or post-move organizing assistance from Organizing Central can ease some of the stress. We can help by eliminating clutter prior to your move, sorting your items for a packing system that makes sense, and organizing your new home as items are unpacked.
I use the SPACE process for home organizing — Sort, Purge, Assess, Containerize, and Equalize. So we’ll start by sorting your things into categories and deciding what to keep. My motto is “Declutter Aggressively” so I will encourage you to let go of things, but the final decision on what to keep or toss is always entirely yours. Then I’ll look at the ‘keep’ items to give everything a home and assemble your new organizing system. Typically I work side-by-side with you during the sorting and purging phase, and then I fly solo for the rest of the project. You can relax and grab a cup of coffee, I’ve got this!
The number of sessions will depend on many factors, such as the number of items in the space, the speed and ease with which you make decluttering decisions, and distractions that may be present during sessions such as young kids, pets, or other family members. I can give a rough estimate in a consultation, but keep in mind it’s only an estimate and it may change during our work together.
This is not so much a question, but a statement I hear from almost every new client! I have come across some interesting stuff in clients’ homes, but I have a great sense of humor and don’t scare easily so it’s really not a big deal. It’s important to work with an organizer who has the proper training not only in organizing techniques, but in the industry’s ethics and professionalism. I abide by the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) Code of Ethics, especially the ideals of respecting client confidentiality and creating a relaxed, judgement-free environment for my clients. You’ll notice I don’t have any markings on my car advertising my business so my clients’ neighbors don’t know an organizer is visiting. And I rarely use before and after photos from client homes on my website or social media, because I strongly believe that I am not entitled to use my clients’ private spaces as my marketing material. In short, this means that I won’t tell ever anyone you’re my client and I absolutely won’t tell them about that science experiment we found in the back of your pantry — but you and I will probably share a good laugh about it!
Click ‘Let’s Connect‘ at the bottom of the page or visit the Contact page. Complete the online form, or feel free to email, call, or text me directly. I try to reply within one business day, but I do spend a lot of time in client homes organizing so it may sometimes take me a little longer. Once we connect, I’ll answer your questions and explain a little more about my services and process. I’m the least “sales-y” girl you’ll ever meet, so I don’t do aggressive sales pitches and you’re always free to decide if my services are right for you or not. I just love talking organizing with anyone, anytime, anywhere!
Let’s schedule an a call or consultation to get your questions answered.