Nice to meet you!
Oh how I wish we could just sip coffee and chat. Until then, here's a bit about me...
I'm Deb (obviously!) Wife. Mom. And crazy detail freak— just ask my fam!
I've always had a penchant for pretty and an obsession with order. Maybe I was born with it... As a child, mom's pantry was a favorite place to hang out—putting "like with like" and giving everything a home. I know— thrilling right?
Like most organizers, I landed here after a background in several different careers, all of which were great prepping grounds for this unique type of work.
For many years I worked for one of Seattle's top wedding planners, coordinating weddings for couples including Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders and regular folks like you and me. This honed my attention to detail since everything needed to be picture-perfect. I thrived behind the scenes, attending to the details that made each wedding unique and flawless.
I also worked as a dental hygienist for three decades. Dentistry, though not highly creative, was highly relational. My job involved gently "clearing clutter" from my patients' mouths while educating and encouraging them toward better health and self-confidence. The dental setting taught me profound things about vulnerability and compassion and how to walk a mile in my patient's shoes.
My entire life I've been creatively organizing anything I can get my hands on. Details by Deb was created in 2015 out of an insatiable desire to help stuck people get unstuck. There's nothing better than seeing clients' relief when we conquer their impossible project. And truly, it makes no difference whether I'm organizing a mansion or a dusty old garage. My joy comes from calming your chaos!
It's fascinating how wedding planning, dentistry and professional organizing share a common thread and that is client courage. Allowing me "in"—whether it's to your event, your mouth or your home— requires trust on your part and compassion and sensitivity on mine. I count it such a privilege to help you reclaim victory in your home.
Rest assured you're in safe hands as we declutter the spaces that also clutter your mind. I approach each project with carefulness and confidentiality. I'm licensed, insured and a proud member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing. I continually take classes in home organizing in space design, eliminating excess, paper management, chronic disorganization, learning and thinking styles, minimalism, etc. I never tire of learning how to transform houses into homes.
And speaking of home, that's where my most challenging yet rewarding career has been as "chief family home organizer" wife and mom raising our two amazing human beings. My husband Don cares for our community as a firefighter paramedic. He's a patient man and lets me volunteer him for everything under the sun. Our son Jake is a U.S. Air Force Reservist and also lives in the PNW in Camas, Washington with his sweet wife Emma. Our daughter Emma (how lucky we are to have two daughters named Emma!) attends George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon and will be getting married to her fiancé John after they both graduate college this year. So we embrace this new season of life with a blur of memories and hearts full of gratitude. As proud parents, we are excited to watch their futures unfold. And maybe a touch sad too... where did all this time go?
But now that my time's more my own, I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and help lighten your load. Let's edit the excess and bring back simple clarity; let's keep what's useful and brings you joy. And let go of the guilt clutter and the what-if-I-need-it-someday logic. You'll feel so much freedom as you do; I've seen this over and over. Life is too precious; stop letting stuff steal your joy and rob your time. It's time to experience the abundant life- one rich in relationships and purpose, not more stuff.
Let's clear the clutter and get on with the good life.
We've got this!