So 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. Wife. Mom. And detail freak!
I've always had a penchant for pretty and an obsession with order. As a child, I loved to hang out in mom's pantry—putting "like with like" and giving everything a home. 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 work. My years working as the assistant to one of Seattle’s top wedding planners honed my attention to detail and taught me how to make each unique event picture perfect. And my thirty-year career as a dental hygienist taught me compassion and non-judgement as I gently “cleared clutter” from my patients’ mouths—encouraging them toward better health and self-confidence.
In 2015, I created Details by Deb out of a desire to help stuck people get unstuck. There's nothing better than seeing clients' relief when we conquer their impossible project. And it truly makes no difference whether I'm working in a mansion or a dusty old garage. My joy comes from calming your chaos!
I love that wedding planning, dentistry, and professional organizing share the common thread of client courage. Allowing me "in"—whether it's into 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 care and confidentiality.
Details by Deb is a licensed and insured company, as well as a proud member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing. I continually take classes in home organizing, 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 CFO title (chief family organizer) has provided the most challenging and rewarding career. 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, an Air Force Reservist, lives in Camas, Washington with his sweet wife Emma. Our daughter Emma (how fun it is to have two daughters named Emma!) recently graduated from George Fox University and married John, her longtime long-distance love. Over the next few years, the Army is sending them on adventures cross-country and beyond. As proud parents, we love watching their futures unfold as we transition to "friending" versus parenting our grown kids.
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 some simple clarity. Release the clutter-guilt and the someday logic. Let's only keep what's useful and brings you joy. The freedom that my clients have experienced can be yours as well.
Life is so precious; let's not allow stuff to steal our joy and rob our time. It's time to experience the abundant life- one rich in relationships and purpose. (Not more stuff.)
Cheers to getting on with the good life!