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When I became a wife and mother myself, I quickly learned that developing an organizational system, planning meals, and creating a family schedule prevented clutter, chaos, and meltdowns (from both kids and adults.) Over the years, I have helped hundreds of clients rethink their relationship with stuff, create sustainable organizational systems for their homes, and lower their stress levels.
My team and I help our one-on-one clients declutter, organize and set up systems that streamline household tasks. We strive to help our clients free their time to do more of what they love. We want our clients to be able to spend their evenings and weekends going for bike rides and hikes, cooking, reading, and doing puzzles– not picking up toys and dirty socks.
Through my digital, interactive book Organize Yourself Healthy I help parents make mental, physical and schedule adjustments to care for their emotional and physical health. I strongly believe that an orderly lifestyle is linked to many other aspects of health. When your mind is focused, your home is serene and your week is planned, it is easier to prioritize your health and well-being.
Growing up in Brazil, I always looked forward to Saturdays. That was when my mother and I would push all the furniture into a pile, scrub the floors and dust every inch of the house. Afterwards, my mother would ask me to work my “magic” on the rest of the house. I would organize and style the bookshelves, kitchen cabinets, and other storage spaces. While other kids were playing outside, I was working my way through our wardrobes, putting the shoes on the bottom level, our most frequently worn clothes in the middle and placing accessories on top.
My father also assigned me a task that I realized later was a great blessing. For many years, money was tight in our family of six. My father put me in charge of tracking our expenses and figuring out how best to spend our weekly food budget of 70 Reais (about $20). As an economist and entrepreneur, my father understood the importance of teaching his children from a young age how to manage a household.
I did not realize it at the time, but my parents had set me on the path to discover my passion: keeping a home organized and running smoothly. I spent years working as a journalist and, after I moved to the United States, an au pair. It was then that I discovered that an orderly home and a thoughtfully-planned schedule could hugely improve the lives of families.
Over time, I realized that I had a gift for creating an orderly home– and a desire to help others transform their own lives and living spaces. In 2013, I launched my business from my home in Baltimore, and it has been growing ever since.
My team and I are accepting, open-minded and non-judgmental. We listen carefully to the needs of our clients and come up with solutions to fit their unique situations. Often our clients say they feel an immediate sense of peace as we organize their homes.