About Ellesee Organizing
I haven’t always been organized, despite my occasional convictions of being “naturally organized.”
(Just ask my college roommate if I was organized, and note her reaction. Or my friend whose Blockbuster Video movie rental got lost in my house — he accrued pretty severe late fines and ended up just buying the movie.)
No, organizing is something I had to learn — especially spatial organizing in my home. I grew up as a sort of pack rat, and my dad would occasionally bring me boxes of my stuff that had been stored in his garage. I literally had a section of my kitchen cordoned off with a curtain, where I stored these old boxes.
Each time I moved, I downsized and became more organized — until organizing became this fun obsession. I quickly learned how restorative it is for my general health and well-being to live in an organized home.
In the meantime, I’d entered the career world, spending nearly a decade in corporate as a payroll analyst and benefits administrator. Files and systems not only had to be convenient, but fail-proof — the accurate salaries of 100 employees were dependent upon my ability to stay organized. (I even had an auditor tell me that my files were the most organized she had ever seen!)
I also became the go-to person in the building for productivity tips, including time, task and email management. Occasionally I still go back there and facilitate trainings for their staff.
Today, I love keeping my life and my business organized. I’ve developed a knack for creative, colorful systems that entice the user to stay organized and make things easier for our future selves.
Regardless of the system, whether it’s a drawer organization, the setup of a home office, or electronic PDF filing, the chances are best that the system will be utilized if it’s EASY to use.
Helping you get and stay organized is incredibly rewarding to me, and I will do so without judgment or criticism of you or your spaces!
When I’m not obsessing over new productivity techniques, I’m playing music or making fonts.
- Mountain Xpress: Local experts say getting organized can lead to better health (by Nicki Glasser)
- Asheville Lifestyle Magazine: A Resolution With Rewards — Get Organized For the New Year (by Daniel Walton)