When I was in second grade, my teacher gave me an About Me assignment.  I don’t remember completing the assignment, but I was so happy to discover that my parents kept it.  They recently sent me a box of childhood mementos and I dove right in.  At the top of the box was my About Me project.  After my name, my brothers’ names and a picture of our home I wrote “I love calendars”.  What can I say?  I love to organize and I always have.  While most kids gushed about soccer and ballet, I couldn’t get enough of keeping things clean.

Organization is my happiness.  I thrive on creating order and streamlining the way we use our space everyday.  I believe in holding on to less to gain more and that you can find calm and happiness in clutter free and organized living.  I am most inspired to organize because order keeps me sane.  It makes me happy and clears my mind and allows me to be productive through the chaos of everyday life.  I’m also inspired by my mother.  She is impeccable.  She keeps only what she needs, and every last thing has a place.

If it’s a gene, I got it!  If it’s taught, I learned it!  If it’s practiced, I’m a pro!  If it’s passion, I’m overflowing!

Katie grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Princeton University.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three daughters.  And no, she doesn’t have a junk drawer.


“Good order is the foundation of all things.”

Edmund Burke