Learn some lifelong organizing tips from Rachel Dickerson – Owner and Lead Organizer of A Beautiful Mess 101. Get to know this talented organizing expert!
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Meet the Professional Organizers That Organize Your Life
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional organizer? Here at Clutter Keeper, we are going to feature some of our favorite ones.
These business owners and bloggers are rockstars! They have a serious talent for creating order out of chaos. And that deserves a standing ovation!
Rachel Dickerson – A beautiful mess 101
Meet Rachel. She’s a professional organizer and owns A Beautiful Mess 101 in Houston, Texas.
Rachel worked for 19 years in the fashion industry. She now uses all that experience and her skills for project organization to help people create a perfectly organized home.
She currently loves living in Sugar Land, TX. She’s a proud Texan and adores her life in Houston with all its wonderful diversity.
We are thrilled to share some of her secrets with you!
What is the most common question you are asked as an organizer?
How much do you charge? Cause I need you to do my whole house..lol
What is your favorite storage hack?
Contain, contain and contain. It looks so much better when items are in a bin, basket or container.
What made you really enjoy organizing in the first place?
It started at a very young age. I used to line up the cans in the grocery store and organize toys instead of playing with them.
Then, my experience doing retail merchandising really helped to teach me more organizing skills, and I loved it. As a merchandiser, I put the clothes in the store, color coded them and made it look visually stimulating. I learned where people’s eyes catch.
All of this taught me skills that I still use today as a professional organizer.
If you are having trouble letting go of clothes, remember this: There is always somebody that needs it. Donating to a women’s shelter is the best!– Rachel Dickerson, A Beautiful Mess 101
Who is your inspiration?
The Home Edit – Clea & Joanne are just fantastic and also seems pretty chill at the same time.
What is your favorite way to label things?
I prefer a Cricut (vinyl) you can mix & match it looks beautiful.
What are some of your favorite “must-have” storage products?
My must-have items for all areas of the home are:
What is the most popular thing you organize?
Pantries and closets are what moms really need done the most. They are my bread and butter.
Has anything funny or memorable happened to you when you were on a job?
Oh geez yes too many to name but I did do Raelynn’s Babe Cave – love her!
I’ve known Raelynn since childhood. She’s the same age as my younger sisters and used to have sleepovers at our house. So we basically grew up together. In fact, her name is Rachel, just like mine. She was called “little Rachel” because I was older than her.
She actually converted an extra bedroom into a walk-in closet. She needed it to be useable for her stylists who go in and grab things for her very quickly.
That is why I chose to hang everything up instead of putting them into drawers. We wanted everything to be easy to grab and find.
What is one piece of advice you give to people?
I encourage people to start small, like a junk drawer or a cabinet. Or even just a linen closet. You will see a win in just a couple of hours. It’s hard to take on a full closet all at once, it could take you an entire day. Getting small wins is the biggest help to get you motivated.
The Best Articles from Rachel’s Blog
Go check out the Beautiful Mess 101 Blog. Rachel shares all the wisdom she has learned as a professional organizer.
Here are some of our favorite posts:
- 9 Steps to An Organized Pantry – With Free Download – Rachel worked with a registered dietician to organize her pantry. This led to her no-fail 9-step solution to an organized pantry. Go check it out and download it.
- 5 Steps to Purge Any Space – As she works with people, purging is one thing that is the most difficult step. Download her 5 tips and you’ll be able to let things go once and for all.
- Check Out Raelynn’s Babe Cave! – This is such a fun post, riddled with anecdotes and stunning photos. You’ll love it and come away inspired!
Follow A Beautiful Mess 101
For some amazing inspiration and organizing tips, follow Rachel at:
- A Beautiful Mess 101 Blog
- Instagram – @ABeautifulMess101
- Facebook – A Beautiful Mess 101
- Twitter – @MyMess101
- Youtube – A Beautiful Mess 101
Influential Home Organization Experts
We are so grateful for all the professional organizers and home organization bloggers out there that are constantly inspiring us in new ways.
Check out the other home organizing experts we have featured. Follow them and pick up a few tips from their years of wisdom.