Q: When did you decide to become a Professional Organizer?
I started my business in early 2016. This was following a mass layoff in 2015 when I lost my corporate job. I had always enjoyed organizing and I like to solve puzzles and problems.
While home in Wisconsin over Thanksgiving in 2015, I helped my sister’s family get settled into their new house by unpacking and organizing for them. My boyfriend (now my husband!) asked me what I was up to. I told him I was organizing at my sister’s house and listed all of the rooms I had completed. He said “Looks like you found your new career!”
It was a lightbulb moment. I had never, EVER thought about organizing as a career! The first thing I did was google “professional organizing in Denver” and I immediately found NAPO! And the rest is history 🙂
Q: Why did you decide to become an organizing expert?
I decided to become a professional organizer because I felt like everything had lined up for me to at least TRY doing this as a career. I just celebrated my 3rd year anniversary for my business and have never looked back!
Q: Why should people choose a NAPO professional over other non-NAPO service providers?
As a board member of the Colorado NAPO chapter, I only recommend and subcontract with other NAPO professionals. By using NAPO associates, I am assured that the person I am working with is a professional. They hold themselves to a high standard, have their own business and carry business insurance. By being part of a professional organization such as NAPO, we show that we are serious about our businesses and we aren’t organizing as a “hobby”.
Q: What benefits do your clients see after working with you?
My clients appreciate that I work really hard to not have items go into the garbage/landfill.
- I bring general donation items to a thrift store that benefits domestic violence victims.
- I haul away hard-to-recycle items and bring them to a business that employs developmentally disabled people.
- Deliver donated cocktail, prom and “nicer” dresses as well as beauty supplies to a non-profit that allows lower-income girls to shop for their homecoming and prom dresses for free.
- Transport pet donations to an animal shelter.
I’ve been told by several clients that they appreciate it so much that I go the extra step by bringing their donations to various non-profits on their behalf.
Q: What’s your best organizing tip for someone who is moving?
De-clutter and purge BEFORE you start packing. It’s incredible how many times I’ve been called to help a client get unpacked and settled after their move and they’ll have a TON of donations for me to haul away! That’s totally ok but it would have saved them time and money to have not packed and moved those items from their previous home!
How to work with Meghan:
Meghan Siddall-Maxson is a NAPO professional based out of Denver, Colorado. She has assisted in several successful All Right Moves™ relocation jobs in locations in the Denver metro area of Colorado. Meghan is a Professional Organizer and the Owner of Streamlined Living Colorado. Those who have had Meghan work on their relocation job already, can hire her for continued organizing services at a discounted rate by contacting All Right Moves™.