Jamie Steele first fell in love with productivity and efficiency after reading Cheaper By the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth Jr and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Getting things done in pockets of time where she was standing or sitting around with nothing to do became an obsession of hers. There is always something to do you just have to be prepared to do it became her motto.
Jamie's passion for technology also started at a young age. Her parents are programmers. They taught her to be respectful but not afraid of technology. She helps her clients utilize their technology to automate tasks that would take hours to do otherwise. She teaches them to be brave and explore what their technology can do for them.
Before opening her organizing business, Jamie worked as an administrative manager at a busy Austin restaurant where she was responsible for creating and maintaining systems to help the restaurant run more efficiently. These systems included time and space planning to aid in the number one goal of guest satisfaction. Jamie also has a background in retail management where she initially learned the importance of managing time and space through proper scheduling and and maintaining store displays and stock rooms.
Jamie lives in Pflugerville, Texas with her husband and son. She is an animal lover with two dogs, a leopard gecko, and usually a foster dog or two . To unwind and find space in her day, she enjoys walking her dogs, reading, and playing video games with her son.
Melynda Weiland was born and raised in Arizona and has now been a proud resident of Austin, Texas for 11 years. In 1999, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University and is a former, licensed Interior Designer with 7 years experience. Melynda is a trained professional organizer and a member of The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) where she has completed training on various organizing systems and techniques. She has a Residential Specialist Certification from NAPO and is currently working toward her CPO certification.
In her past experience as an interior designer, Melynda’s duties reached far beyond the cosmetic decor of a space. Designing and organizing went hand in hand naturally while working a client’s needs and desires into a finished project. Melynda says she has always been organized, but it wasn’t until taking care of her son and household, while her husband traveled for work, that she was challenged to a whole new level of keeping her life in order. It was then that she uncovered her passion for organizing. Order to Everything was created out of Melynda’s love of interior spaces and the joy that comes from keeping it all in order. Today, she is able to combine what comes naturally to her in her everyday life with helping and encouraging others to create spaces they truly feel comfortable in.
Attention to detail and label makers make Melynda light up and her passions and hobbies of organizing, scrapbooking and wine with friends will take her straight to her happy place.
Merilee opened Clutter Concierge in 2014 with the desire to help others reclaim their spaces in an organized and stylish manner. With an eye for design, Merilee strives to bring out the beauty in clients' homes while helping them organize what's important in their lives and eliminate the unnecessary. Her goal is to develop efficient, easy to maintain and beautiful solutions to keep her clients' lives and homes organized, allowing them to spend more time doing the things they enjoy with the people they love.
Merilee has lived in Austin since 1976. After spending several years in banking, she left the corporate world to help her husband build several business from the ground up. She has experience in bookkeeping, office management and customer service. Merilee has four children and two furry friends. In her free time she enjoys reading, decorating, and spending time with friends and family. She also maintains an Etsy store and an Ebay business for friends and clients looking to part with things while making a little extra spending cash.
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Carol Jones created A Jones For Organizing in 2009 when she realized that she had been happily organizing herself, friends and family all her life. She is skilled at visualizing a more ergonomic and efficient use of space, so that people can manage and enjoy their belongings instead of struggling with them. Carol specializes in developing residential storage systems for closets, kitchens, garages, home offices and more. She then teaches her clients how to use and easily maintain those systems, so that they can stay organized.
Carol's background is in tax work at the Internal Revenue Service, where she served as a technical specialist, class instructor, and meeting facilitator. Later in life she graduated from TSU with a degree in History. She spent 4 1/2 fun years as a space planner at the Container Store before starting her business.
A native Texan, Carol has lived in Austin since 1985. She is a member of NAPO's Golden Circle and also served as Co-Chair of NAPO-Austin's 2012 and 2014 Clear Your Clutter Day event. Carol has served on the NAPO-Austin Board since 2012, and in 2016 was given the President's Award for Exemplary Service to The Chapter.
Kathy Blair was born in San Antonio, Texas and has called Austin home for the last 11 years. She married her college sweetheart in 1994, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1995.
After spending several years practicing social work, Kathy began a new season in her life as full-time mother to three beautiful and energetic kids. As her children have grown and transitioned from homeschooling to a part-time school, Kathy's passion for organizing has also grown from a hobby and a way to help her friends and family into a full-fledged business. She believes that order in one’s outer environment leads to inner calm and focus, and she loves sharing that feeling of peace with her clients!
Kathy also enjoys reading, napping, chocolate, wine, thrift shopping, camping, and browsing Pinterest for new organizing ideas.
Pam grew up in a home with 6 children. Life was chaotic in that household and she remembers her mother saying, "one day I'm going to be organized!". This was the catalyst for Pam to seek out and learn systems to assist her in her personal home as an adult and help others develop their own systems as well.
When her mother passed away at the young age of 53 in 1994, photos and memories became even more important to her. In 1998, she began helping others with theirs under the company name of Memories Organized. By the mid 2000s, she found that most people had stopped printing photos altogether. The digital age was in full force and people's photos were now on memory cards, computer hard drives, phones and tablets. The problem was, out of sight, out of mind and more and more people were losing their photos due to hard drive crashes or lost phones and tablets that weren't properly backed up. That's when Pam realized she needed to offer not only photo organizing and photo book services, but also VHS and 8mm film conversion, digital back up systems, as well as slide and photo scanning.
Today, in addition to helping people with their photos and memorabilia, Pam offers a wide variety of organizing services. Her company, BritLin Services (a combination of her daughter's names, Brittany and Lindsey), offers total home organization, unpacking services, as well as cleaning and decorating services. She and her staff members are compassionate, hard working ladies who truly enjoy helping people make their homes a place they WANT to be. They ARE the home experts!
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