December 10, 2014 ~ The SpareFoot Blog
7 Ideas for Donating Your Stuff to Charity
Around this time of year, millions of Americans are clearing out space in their homes to make room for holiday gifts they’re giving and receiving. Don’t know what to do with the stuff you don’t want anymore? We’ve rounded up seven ideas for donating your belongings to charitable organizations.
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December 10, 2014 ~ From SelfStorageFinders.com
How to Get Distracted Kids into Organizing
Let’s face it, kids and organization go together like oil and water. The second something is stacked neatly or ordered systematically the fun train rolls through and undoes anything that may have been put in place.
You may never be able to have a perfect kid space or be able to interest your middle grader in alphabetizing DVDs, but you can encourage some order by making the process easier and kid-friendly.
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June 23, 2013 – From CEO Blog Nation
The story of Clutterninja, revealed!
A total career reinvention
I’d spent almost 20 years in the retail management and staffing worlds, when my world collapsed. I lost my job in March 2011 and my long-time boyfriend was diagnosed with cancer two months later. While helping him prepare for treatment, I decided that it was a time to make another huge change – a total career reinvention. I’d always loved organizing and helping others to downsize, and had often had friends tell me ‘You need to do this for a living!’ long before shows like ‘Hoarders’ were around. With my boyfriend’s full support, I conceived and launched Clutterninja! We even built my website from his chemo suite. Since then, I’ve built exactly what I wanted – a growing business that allows me to help people who have found themselves overwhelmed at home. I frequently get emails saying that because of the work we’ve done together, my clients are able to spend more time doing what matters, spending time with loved ones. What’s better than that?
December 14, 2012 ~ Press Release
Clutterninja to appear on A&E’s Hoarders
Professional Organizer, Suzanne Willett, of Clutterninja, LLC, will appear in Monday’s episode of A&E’s popular and Prime Time Emmy Nominated series, HOARDERS. Willett worked behind the scenes in the upcoming episode, with the professional team of Dorothy Breininger and Dr. Robin Zasio, as they document the struggle of an Alabama woman working to overcome her battle with hoarding.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Hoarding is defined as “The excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them. Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Some people also collect animals, keeping dozens or hundreds of pets often in unsanitary conditions. People who hoard often don’t see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people who hoard understand their compulsions and live safer, more enjoyable lives.”
Willett was invited to help assist in a crisis de-cluttering of an Alabama resident’s home. Along with local medical help, Willett will lend her expertise as she works with the HOARDERS aftercare team to help the client learn new organizing skills and habits.
Although hoarding is a complex problem, according to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, “Teaching organizational skills can help to compensate for processing deficits that contribute to hoarding.” Research cited by Dr. Catherine Ayers at UC San Diego, (ocfoundation.org/hoarding) indicates that older adults in particular may actually respond better to being taught specific, concrete, organizing skills.
Professional Organizer Suzanne Willett, owner and operator of Clutterninja, LLC, has been organizing for friends and family since 1995 and opened her business in 2011. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), a member of the Georgia Chapter of NAPO, where she serves as the co-chair of the Members Only Roundtable. As a Professional Organizer, Willett works one on one with her clients as she assists in creating order, simplicity, and efficiency in all areas of the home and home office.
April 18, 2012 – From Mint.com
Food Storage 101
Getting a good food deal isn’t just about a low purchase price — you have to make good use of that ingredient, too. Sounds simple, but it’s no mean feat. Store a food in the wrong location, or the wrong manner, and it won’t last nearly as long as it should. Read more…
March 23, 2012 – From The Network Journal
Spring Cleaning: De-Clutter your Office
As the old saying goes a clutter desk equals a cluttered mind. But sometimes it is difficult to create order in a chaotic work environment. Read more…
October 31, 2011 ~ Press Release
Clutterninja now a member of NAPO
DULUTH, GA – Suzanne Willett, professional organizer and owner of Clutterninja in Duluth, GA, is excited to announce that she is now a member of National Association of Professional Organizers (www.napo.net). Willett states, ‘NAPO is the preeminent national association for the organizing industry, and I’m very proud to be a new member. This will also allow me to build a greater resource base to serve my clients at a continually higher level.’
Clutterninja, LLC specializes in residential organizing services including children’s bedrooms and playrooms, kitchens, closets, storage and garage space. Clutterninja serves all of north metro Atlanta and can be found at www.theclutterninja.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clutterninja , or on Twitter under @SuzanneWillett. For more information on the benefits of getting organized and how Clutterninja can help, please contact us at 770-927-7497 or via email Suzanne@theclutterninja.com.
NAPO is the premier national association dedicated to the field of organizing. With thousands of members, NAPO seeks to share information about this growing industry and to define quality standards for the organizing profession. For more information, contact NAPO at 856-380-6828, or visit www.napo.net.
September 20, 2011 – From the Duluth Patch
When Chaos Takes Over, Call the Clutterninja
There’s a new superhero in town, and her name is Suzanne Willett. When she moves into organizing action she assumes a new form as the “ClutterNinja.” Her job is to get in and get out and leave your home more organized. Read more…
August 24, 2011
Unique new company founded in Duluth
DULUTH, GA – A unique new business has opened in Duluth with the launch of Clutterninja, a professional organizing service. Clutterninja was launched by Suzanne Willett as a way to combine her years of experience in retail management and staffing with her love of everything clutter-free. While Clutterninja will consider all types of organizing projects, it will initially focus on residential organizing services, creating strategies for areas such as kitchens, closets, garages, kids’ bedrooms, and playrooms.
“10 years in retail management and 10 years in the staffing industry found me organizing everything from large inventories to the massive volumes of paper associated with hundreds of contract employees.” said Ms. Willett. “When I was looking across those experiences for what I enjoyed, organizing was the common thread. I had researched the professional organizing industry long ago, but 2011 turned out to be the right time and place.”
The professional organizing industry recently has seen growth as people faced with increasing demands and less free time try to gain control of their environment and decrease the stress caused by clutter and chaos. Professional organizers help individuals gain this control, through projects as simple as designing and organizing a closet to complex projects such as multi-room space planning. Professional organizers also help with paper and records management, and even time management and goal-setting. Their job doesn’t end when they leave, either, as transferring knowledge to the client is key to their success.
You can trust Clutterninja to bend over backward to quickly understand your organizing dilemma and help you create and implement a solution that meets your needs, budget, and style. We specialize in residential services including kitchen move-in and set-up, closets and garages, and kids’ bedrooms and playrooms. Learn more by visiting our website at http://www.theclutterninja.com, becoming a fan of Clutterninja on Facebook and following @SuzanneWillett on Twitter.