Jennifer reconnects people with their belongings and supports them in reclaiming their space. She organizes their home to reflect the lifestyle they choose.
The practical description of my job is that I declutter and re-organize the physical spaces where my clients live and work. But this only scratches the surface of what I do. I also sort through personal histories, uncover many memories, and am often tasked with helping my clients handle the swell of their buried emotions. I like to say I am in the business of transformation, and on my best days, of healing too.
I can say without doubt that I am good at my job. I am, by nature, efficient, organized, and reliable; all necessary qualities for a home organizer. But more importantly, I am good at my job because I am relatable, empathetic, and trustworthy. And these are the qualities I have learned through many of my own personal experiences.
Last year I turned 50 and I ran my first marathon. Running involves putting one foot in front of the other and it doesn’t matter how fast or slow; if you keep going, you’ll eventually get there. I have learned through running that I can achieve amazing feats. I believe this of my clients too. If they earnestly want change in their lives, they can achieve it.
Besides running, I have done the hard work that comes with finding a deep feeling of self-acceptance. I can confidently say that I now live with a greater sense of spirituality, and inner peace. This wasn’t true for the 30 year old me. And through my journey of self-acceptance, I am accepting of the personal journey of others. I have successfully built a world around me filled with wonderful friends and family, that, likewise, accept me for who I am.
At the completion of every unique home organizing project, what is left is a clean slate; a transformation, and a place to begin anew with boundless optimism. I love to see this energy surfacing, both externally in the spaces I organize and internally within my clients.
While each individual’s story is different, every one of my commissions is a journey of personal growth that I feel so fortunate to share with my clients.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Overcoming the fear of leaving the house without makeup
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Longer sunny days
What is your current state of mind?
What is your favorite occupation?
What is your most treasured possession?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What is your favorite journey?
Anywhere with my husband and destination races with my girlfriends.
What is your most marked characteristic?
When and where were you the happiest?
Running my first marathon – it was a very symbolic experience for me.
What is it that you most dislike?
What is your greatest fear?
What is your greatest extravagance?
Which living person do you most despise?
I really don’t use my energy “despising” people
What is your greatest regret?
Feeling intimidated for too many of my younger years
Which talent would you most like to have?
Where would you like to live?
I love where I currently live. Beautiful British Columbia
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Finding the milk jug empty
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Being the hero when summonsed
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
The willingness to be vulnerable
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Leaving my clothes on the bathroom floor until the morning
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Not picking up after themselves!
What do you most value in your friends?
Their rapid response time to any/all calls/messages
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Marcell The Shell With Shoes On
Whose are your heroes in real life?
Which living person do you most admire?
I can’t single it down to one, I have many friends who I really admire
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would be incessantly artistic
What are your favorite names?
All the old man names like Cuthbert and Henry
What is your motto?
Never go to sleep mad with someone