Organizers I had the pleasure of interviewing this year

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Organizer Interviews 2019

One of my favorite things about Your Organizing Business is getting to know my readers. I especially enjoy doing Organizer Interviews, because although you may do similar work, you each have a unique set of skills, interests, and stories.

This year I had the honor of interviewing seven wonderful women. Click on their names below (which appear in the same order as in the above photo) to get acquainted, or to learn something new if you already know them.

Hazel Thornton

Hazel Thornton of Albuquerque NM founded Organized for Life in 2004. She is a genealogist, professional organizer, personal photo organizer, and author.

Kathrin Shenk

Kathrin Shenk of of FreeYourSpace, LLC provides residential decluttering, downsizing and estate liquidations throughout Southern Maryland and the Greater Washington, DC Metro area.

Seana Turner

Seana Turner of The Seana Method offers downsizing and residential unpacking services in Fairfield County CT, as well as virtual time management and coaching services.

Anne Blumer

Anne Blumer has been the owner of SolutionsForYou, Inc. in Portland Oregon since 2003. She shares what she’s learned along the way through her book Mastering the Business of Organizing, along with the Institute for Professional Organizers™ curriculum, training manuals, and program.

Mariela Chagas

Mariela Chagas of Organized Living Concept in South Florida specializes in home and office organization, and also offers moving management, move-in organization, travel preparation and errand services.

Nancy Haworth

Nancy Haworth of On Task Organizing provides in-person organizing services in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and virtual organizing services worldwide.

Mel Carruthers

Mel Carruthers of More Organised offers home organizing and declutter coaching, office organizing, digital organizing, and diary management. She currently lives and works in the south of Scotland.

Future Organizer Interviews

I am hoping to publish one interview each month during 2020. If you’d like to be featured, 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. Hazel Thornton Hazel Thornton on December 11, 2019 at 11:13 am

    It was my honor, as well, to be interviewed, Janet!
    Happy holidays, and best wishes for the New Year!

  2. Avatar Nancy Haworth on December 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Janet, thank you for interviewing me this year! Happy Holidays!

  3. Avatar Seana Turner on December 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    It was a pleasure to be one of the organizers on your blog, Janet. There is a wealth of talent and wisdom available to those who could use a hand when it comes to all things organizing. Isn’t that the best news of all? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. Avatar Janet Barclay on December 12, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    I was happy to include all three of you! You’re all Superstar or Megastar Bloggers after all!

  5. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on December 23, 2019 at 10:30 am

    This is a great selection of Professional Organizers interviews posts! I love seeing recap articles because sometimes I miss them during the year. Thanks for sharing, Janet! Happy holidays.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 23, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      Same to you, Sabrina! I think you’ll REALLY like tomorrow’s post.

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