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Why Do You Need A Professional Organizer?

Take a seat somewhere, anywhere, in your house. Okay… take a look around. I mean reeeally look.

Are you asking yourself: “Where did all this stuff come from?!”

If that’s you, first let me tell you, you’re not alone. According to New York Times Magazine, 1 out of every 10 Americans rent offsite storage. Even less surprising, storage companies are the FASTEST growing segment of the commercial real estate industry over the past four decades!

If it’s not second-hand stores cluttering your space, it’s hand me downs from your sister or sales at The Pants Store, or that awesome lamp you found sitting at the corner of 5th and Main.

Just like everyone else, I’d fallen into this same bit of madness. I did it for years! My junk took up more space than the things I actually loved and used! There were old papers, things I’d obviously die without or a piece of something broken that I’d “make something out of one day.”

In our lifetime, we spend over ONE-THIRD of the 365 days that make up a year just searching for lost stuff; whether that’s sunglasses, keys, or that sweater your Aunt Susan gave you last Christmas. And still, we buy more.

If you haven’t noticed a growing epidemic by now, you may be out of the loop.

Now comes the question I want to ask you. What are we going to do about it?

According to WebMD, the official site of hypochondriacs, our clutter literally drains us. They suggest that getting clutter under control can actually improve your attitude and more importantly, your health.

As a professional organizer, the same phrases are used over and over from almost every client I see.

“The energy just feels drained from this place.”

“I am completely overwhelmed by this mess.”

And my personal favorite…

”I am starting to have a hard time navigating this staircase.”

All jokes aside, now’s the perfect time to take back control. Whether it’s hiring someone to do the job for you or tackling the monster with your (and your closest friends) bare hands, decide you’re going to do it.

First of many tips: Start with the hardest task first. 😊

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Sweet Sandy Wiggins, a resident of Oneonta, grew up with a love of organizing and rearranging spaces in her own home. Her friends and family lovingly refer to her as the “girl scout” of the group because of her knack for keeping things organized and beautified. Her passion for decluttered space and eye catching order landed her a spot on the OWL team. She is married to her best friend, Dwight, of 27 years and has three wonderful grandchildren to dote on. Sandy loves meeting new people, creating happy spaces for our clients and caring for those closest to her. We are blessed to have her on the team!

Stacie is a coveted member of our OWL team. She has an eye for organization and design that will make you wonder why she didn’t pursue this passion full time! A project manager by day, her life revolves around order and keeping everyone on track. As a weekend warrior, she assists in Saturday projects and makes our clients wish they could hire her for weeks at a time! She lives in Trussville with her husband, daughter and two dogs and enjoys spending time with friends and family, yard sale hopping and Alabama football (Roll Tide!).

Margaret Hale, the beautiful southern belle from Birmingham, is our newest addition to OWL.

She is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management and a professional chef. Margaret has worked for Southern living, owns a catering company and co-owned a restaurant in Huntsville, AL. Since cooking wasn’t her only passion, she decided to join our team and expand on her love of organizing and home décor. Her eye for flare and spirit of excellence makes her the perfect addition to our team.


In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being in ministry, and creating the best new recipes around.

For many years Susan has been the go-to organizer and stager for her friends and family. Having a long-time passion and naturally inclined skill set for making spaces purposeful, she decided to pursue a career in the industry. She has an endearing and meaningful memory of decorating her bedroom as a child. This included transforming bar stools into multi-story Barbie Doll townhouses. In her past lives, Susan was a Restaurateur, Executive Sales Manager, and a Cosmeceutical Sales Rep. When asked about her biggest accomplishment, she’ll gush about her gratitude for the blessing of having raised a good and decent human being. Her son is currently a grad student at the University of Florida’s MBA program.

Susan resides in Birmingham with her husband of twenty-six years and their pack of fur babies. This includes four cats and a “little” 110 lb. dog. Her lifelong platform is animal rescue and advocation.

“No matter how educated, talented, rich, or cool you believe you are, how you treat others ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything.”

Meet Miranda! The one that keeps our wheels turning and always answers the phone with a smile on her face.

She loves fishing, family, and all things nerd – which is 1000% why we love her so much!

Miranda lives in Odenville with her husband, precious baby boy, and a sassy cat.