Q. When did you decide to become a professional organizer?
A. About two years ago, I was in the middle of a career crisis. I no longer loved doing what I went to school for and wanted to make a change. Organizing for myself, friends and family had always been something that I was both good at and enjoyed doing. I decided it was the perfect time to make the leap and turn my passion for organizing into a career. Now, I can say I absolutely love what I do.
Q. Why did you decide to become an organizing expert?
A. I see so many people that are completely overwhelmed by the stuff in their homes. They don’t know how to make a change and they are in a constant state of stress. I wanted to help people transform their lives and regain control of their homes. I love making a difference in people’s lives and becoming a professional organizer was one way I could help.
Q. Do you have any areas of specialty?
A. I’m great at helping clients find unique organizing and storage solutions in small spaces. I’ve lived in an apartment for the past thirteen years so I’ve discovered a ton of tips and tricks to utilize the space you have. I love passing my knowledge on to clients and helping them maximize their small spaces.
Q. What benefits do clients see after working with you?
A. Less stress! Many clients have organizing projects that have been hanging over their head for months or years. They want to be more organized but don’t know where to start. With my help, they can finally tackle those projects and spaces they have been avoiding. The guilt, embarrassment and stress they are feeling about their space is gone and they have more time to spend doing the things they love with the people they love.
Q. What’s your best organizing tip for someone who is moving?
A. Always have an “unpack first” box. It should be one of the last things loaded into the moving truck so it’s easy to find at your destination. Fill it with the stuff you need to get through the first night in your new home even if you don’t get a chance to unpack the other boxes. Items to put inside include cosmetics and toiletries, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and soap. Include toilet paper, a towel for showering, your phone charger and any medications you need. Bed linens are also a must. After a long day of moving you don’t want to be searching for sheets when you are ready to go to bed.
How to work with Libby:
Libby Russell is a NAPO professional based out of Quincy, Massachusetts. She has assisted in several successful All Right Moves™ relocation jobs in locations in and around the Greater Boston Area. Libby is a Professional Organizer and the Owner of Dismiss Clutter. Those who have had Libby work on their relocation job already, can hire her for continued organizing services at a discounted rate by contacting All Right Moves™.