Scouted Organization Experts You Should Know About
Organization by Graceful Spaces. Photography courtesy of Graceful Spaces.
As January approaches, it’s natural to feel the urge to get things in order. As Marie Kondo famously taught us, having an organized, functional home can be nothing less than life-changing (not to mention one of the best gifts that you can give to yourself), so to help those who might feel inclined to start off the new year by cutting through the clutter, we asked The Scout Guide editors across the country to recommend their favorite organization experts in their area. Here, they introduce nine organization mavens who are ready to help clients create functional, livable homes where there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place. Looking for an organization expert in your area? Find one in The Scout Guide Directory.
Photography courtesy of Graceful Spaces.
ORGANIZATION EXPERT: Graceful Spaces
LOCATION: Austin, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: This luxury home organizing company utilizes precision (down to CAD drawings) to ensure effective implementation of a lifestyle that lasts. See some of their exceptional work here and take a peek at some of their advice here.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Graceful Spaces uses a whole-home approach. They aren’t simply label makers who know what looks good next to one another,” says Shannon Bland, editor of The Scout Guide Austin. “They are an elevated team that will sit down with your family and talk about your day-to-day and then create a plan around your real life. It’s not a cookie cutter approach. It’s real people at Graceful Spaces making others’ lives simpler and more organized.”
Photography by Sarah Averill Photography.
ORGANIZATION EXPERT: In Place
LOCATION: Jackson, Wyoming
WHAT THEY DO: According to Jill King, editor of The Scout Guide Jackson Hole, Samantha Danahy, the owner of In Place is a fantastic organizer and well-loved throughout the community. She takes on projects big, small, and everything in between. You can learn more about the services she offers here.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “One of my clients reported that they had everything organized, labeled, boxed, and ready to go in time for her movers; nothing short of a miracle,” reports King. “Their consistent professionalism and communication leaves nothing to chance.”
Photography by Ross Van Pelt.
ORGANIZATION EXPERT: Simplify in Style
LOCATION: Cincinnati, Ohio
WHAT THEY DO: If you need something organized, owner Danielle can get it done, says McKenna Brooks, editor of The Scout Guide Cincinnati. “She organizes literally everything.” You can see some of her work, read more about her services, and find helpful tips here.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Danielle’s creative, yet practical approach to organizing any space is unparalleled,” says Brooks.
Photography by Sélavie Photography.
ORGANIZATION EXPERT: Trazo Design
LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee
WHAT THEY DO: Trazo Design specializes in luxury organized design, packing/unpacking services, and custom closet design. You can find an inspiring gallery of their work here.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Trazo Design has saved me on multiple occasions. When moving into our new house, the Trazo team helped my house feel like a home by unpacking and organizing our entire kitchen and closets,” says Stephanie Stephens, editor of The Scout Guide Memphis. “After two years, I still receive compliments on how organized I am, but I owe it all to Trazo!”
Photography by Tarin Frantz Photography.
ORGANIZATION EXPERT: Life Refined
LOCATION: Dallas, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: Life Refined’s goal is to help clients declutter and organize their home and life, while simultaneously teaching them sustainable ways to maintain these changes. See a portfolio of their work here.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Dynamic sister-in-law duo Browning Vaughn and Lauren Vaughn are absolute masters at home organization. They not only help declutter and transform your most-used spaces, they provide you with the tools and knowledge on how to keep everything as perfectly organized as they do,” says Ginna Wilbanks Eiland, editor of The Scout Guide Dallas.
Photography by Joan Fisher.
ORGANIZATION EXPERT: The Organized Benefit
LOCATION: Saint Louis, Missouri
WHAT THEY DO: “The Organized Benefit is run by two incredible women who are very passionate about organization and love a clean, functional house along with stylish interior design,” says Stacey Goltermann, editor of The Scout Guide Saint Louis. See some of their impressive “reveals” here.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I love owners Ann and Belinda because they are an amazing team with creative drive, and are both busy wives and moms so they get it,” says Goltermann.
Photography courtesy of The Neat Life by Cathleen.
ORGANIZATION EXPERT: The Neat Life by Cathleen
LOCATION: Bergen County, New Jersey
WHAT THEY DO: The Neat Life offers full organization services for homes and offices. You can see photos of their organized spaces and before-and-afters on their Instagram.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Cathleen is a realist and understands that people’s busy lives create clutter. She helps clients gain an appreciation for the benefits of being organized,” says Chris Doherty, co-editor of The Scout Guide Bergen County. “She loves to roll up her sleeves and get messy and leave clients with not only beautifully organized spaces, but actionable ways to stay on track long after her work is done.”
Photography courtesy of Reclaim.
ORGANIZATION EXPERT: Reclaim Professional Organizing
LOCATION: Raleigh, North Carolina
WHAT THEY DO: Reclaim Professional Organizing is known for all things organization. They excel at helping people move and take the stress out of that transitional time. Want to learn some of their secrets? You can sign up to receive monthly organizing tips on their website.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I love the creativity Allison Flinn and her Reclaim team have in thinking ‘outside the storage box’ and the tips they give on their Instagram page is gold,” says Hopie Avery, editor of The Scout Guide Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill. “I have put a few of their great tips to use and love the sense of calm and victory I have when accessing all the things when they are exactly where they should be!”
Photography courtesy of Neat Method.
ORGANIZATION EXPERT: Boise Neat
LOCATION: Boise, Idaho
WHAT THEY DO: Owner Anna Lott is fabulous at all aspects of home organization, including unpacking and downsizing, as well as businesses. She has a real knack for maximizing spaces for big families. You can learn about her and her passion for organizing here.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I just love Anna’s no-judgement approach. She understands that organization is more than just putting things in the right place; it’s a whole thought process that’s individual for each person,” says Allie Mann, editor of The Scout Guide Boise.