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About Creatively Neat

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Meet Ashley, the owner

Ashley has been organizing since a teen in the late 1990s! 


She loves helping those struggling with clutter learn to let go, get and stay more organized so they can live their best life. And not let clutter get in the way of potential, prosperity, purpose and success.


The art of decluttering is a powerful tool for transformation. 

Ashley wants her clients to live a balanced, purpose driven life where they can flourish financially, emotionally, and spiritually.


Ashley has an M.A. in Human Development and Social Change from Pacific Oaks; and a B.A. in American Studies from Occidental College. 


She is also a graduate of the Modern Day Priestess Institute, the Akashic Records Institute, two yoga teacher trainings, Hypnosis level one, and Reiki level one. She has studied with Coach Approach (for organizers) and Heart Core (business coaching). She is completing a tarot class intensive which she loves!


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Meet Julie, Professional Organizer (mostly westside)

Julie knows how to get the job done. She appreciates any opportunity to transform a space into a magazine cover, enjoys packing, unpacking, and maximizing space optimization. She also loves writing screenplays and Christmas caroling! 

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Meet Jackie, Professional Organizer (mostly Glendale/Pasadena/Central)

Jackie is the bees’ knees, super supportive and always ready to tackle an organizing job, especially paper organizing. A people person, former paralegal and a psychology major, she fully understands the challenges of keeping our lives in order. Her motto is “a clear space contributes to a clear mind”.  She absolutely loves kids and animals - especially kitties!

a lil video about creatively neat!

It's time to make a new, updated video but this surely reflects where it was at over 4 years ago!

Resources & Inspiration (an ever-expanding list)

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Media (Books & Film)

Organizing from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo

Clearing Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston

New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (And Everyone Else) by Fay Wolf


Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

The True Cost (fashion industry affecting our planet)

Shredding

Look online for places in your area, typically 50-99 cents/pound. Some trucks will come shred in front of you, generally an $80 minimum.


Office Depot and Staples ($1/pound to place in locked bins; some will shred in front of you for $1.20/pound)


A-1 Shredding in Burbank ($10/box!)

Causes & Organizations

National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)

Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)


The Story of Stuff

Beyond the Label 

Buy Nothing Project (free, sign up and give/get from local neighbors!)

  https://facebook.com/BuyNothingProject/

Apps

Morning Routine

Headspace (Meditation)

Sanity & Self (Self help & Motivational)

Donate Your Stuff (call them first to be sure)

Local shelters, non-profits, libraries

Discovery Center (Cancer Society)

Out of the Closet

St. Vincent de Paul

Goodwill (takes electronic waste too, for free)

Conscious Consumerism/Alternatives

Swap Parties! (trade with friends)

Regifting

Repurposing

Buying Used

Supporting small business and local artists