Nice to meet you!
Oh how I wish we could just sip coffee together and chat. Until then, here's a bit about me...
A penchant for pretty and an obsession with order- my love for all things organized started early. 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 came to this profession after a background in several different occupations. My varied, yet oddly complementary careers, have prepared me well for the organizing world. For many years I worked for one of Seattle's top wedding planners, coordinating weddings for many couples including Seattle Seahawks and other professional ball players. This honed my eye for aesthetics and focused my attention to detail. Everything had to be picture-perfect because those pictures last a lifetime! Whether the mother of the bride forgot her shoes... an intoxicated wedding crasher interrupted our sparkler send-off... or a bridesmaid cut her bare foot on broken glass on the dance floor, professional problem solving blanketed this stressful day with calm. I LOVED being behind-the-scenes smoothing out the details so everyone could relax and enjoy the special day.
As a dental hygienist for decades as well, I've gently "cleared clutter" from patients' mouths while educating and encouraging without judgment. What the profession lacks in creativity, it makes up for in details. The mouth is such a vulnerable space- attached to patients that often come with deep-seated fears. My greatest rewards have been helping fearful patients gain trust and become happy, healthy ones.
My whole life I've been creatively organizing anything I can get my hands on. Details by Deb was born out of an uncontainable desire to use these talents to help "stuck people get unstuck." Helping people move from chaos to calm gives me incredible joy! There's nothing better than seeing my client's awe and relief after a seemingly impossible project is conquered. Click here to view some of the work we've tackled.
Please know that you're in safe hands. I approach each project with compassion and confidentiality as we declutter the spaces that have held you hostage. I'm licensed, insured and a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing (NAPO.) I continue to take classes covering everything from space design, eliminating excess, paper management, chronic disorganization, learning and thinking styles, etc. There's always more to learn!
Who knew that event planning, dentistry and professional organizing had so much in common! Opening up- whether it's your home, event, or mouth takes courage to letting me care for things you can't or don't have time for. I consider this such a privilege. I never tire of the opportunity to help you gain victory over your stuff and take pride in the place you call home.
And speaking of home... that's where my most challenging yet rewarding career has been as wife and mom raising our two amazing human beings. My husband Don cares for our community as a firefighter paramedic. He also patiently lets me volunteer him for everything under the sun. Our son Jake serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves after recently moving from Texas to much closer Portland, Oregon. (Happy mom here!) He recently married a girl we adore named Emma. Our daughter Emma (how fun is that to have two daughters named Emma?!) attends George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Our kids living near each other is just the BEST. The day after we dropped Emma off at college happened to coincide with our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary! So we enter this empty nest phase with a blur of memories and hearts full of gratitude. We're proud parents and excited for their futures. And maybe a touch sad too... where did all that time go?
A recent epiphany stopped me in my tracks... I've found my calling! Helping others succeed brings me crazy joy! There's nothing better than helping others experience the abundant life.
So new friend... what are you waiting for? Stop letting stuff dictate your time and stress you out. I'd be honored to be your helping hand. Let's tackle that garage... streamline the kitchen... organize that craft room... edit those paper piles... finally unpack those boxes... whatever it is, I'm on your side ready to kick overwhelm to the curb. It's time to get on with REAL life so you can enjoy your precious people!