2018 Highlights: Organizer Interviews

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Organizer Interviews 2018

Clockwise, from top left: Terri Closs, Jill Annis, Julie Stobbe, Janet Ireland, Sara Skillen

Well, here it is December… already, or finally, depending on how 2018 has treated you!

Things have been pretty good here at Your Organizing Business and for the rest of the year I’ll be highlighting some of the important features that you may have missed.

I was pleased to interview five professional organizers, shown in the above collage. If you don’t already know these brilliant women, or if you’d like to learn more about them, you can check out their interviews right here.

Terri Closs

Terri brings her history of working with seniors to her business, where she provides residential organizing for boomers and seniors in and around Armada, Michigan.

Jill Annis

Jill has been a residential organizer in Madison, Wisconsin, since 2002. Her specialties are household papers, kitchens, and closets. She has also published several books and ebooks on organization.

Julie Stobbe

A Gold Leaf Member of Professional Organizers in Canada, Julie works with residential and business clients in Southern Ontario as well as virtually.

Janet Ireland

A relatively new organizer in North Bay, Ontario, Janet also specializes in working with seniors and enjoys helping them transition to a new home.

Sara Skillen

Sara has been a home and business organizer and coach in Franklin, Tennessee since 2012. She specializes in working with clients challenged by ADHD or another brain difference that affects organization and productivity, and is an Evernote Certified Consultant.

Future Organizer Interviews

If you’d like to be featured here in 2019, please fill out the Organizer Interview Questionnaire and I’ll add you to my schedule! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the industry, you have a unique story which can help your colleagues to learn and grow their businesses.


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  1. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 10, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I love your interview series with organizers, Janet! It’s always fascinating to read about the different types of work and organizing philosophies. I like getting a behind the scenes view.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 10, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the interviews, Linda. I’d love to feature you one day!

  2. Avatar Seana Turner on December 10, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I have enjoyed all of these interviews, and hope you will continue in the future. I agree that each of us has our own “spin” on this profession, and yet we all share a love of people and helping. I am so thankful to be counted among the professionals in this industry, and for your support of all the organizers out there!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      You’re welcome, Seana! I enjoy the interviews as well. How would you like to be interviewed? 🙂

  3. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on December 10, 2018 at 11:23 am

    What a great series! It’s fun reading about other Organizers’ businesses. I’m looking forward to this series in the future. Thanks for focusing on Professional Organizer business’!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 10, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      I’m glad you find the interviews fun to read – so do I! And I’d love to share your unique approach to organizing some day too.

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