Actually Organized is so excited to expand our expertise into NYC with professional organizer Wendy Jacobs
I am Wendy Jacobs, I have been trained by the best and have worked side by side with Gayle Jacobs, owner of Actually Organized. An opportunity has arrived that allows me to open a branch of Actually Organized in the city that I love, NYC.
Being able to bring Actually Organized to the area that Wendy calls home, NYC, has been a well thought out plan. As a parent and a partner in business it is great to see Wendy's incredible ability to grow and run our NY office.
I have seen that she has a real flair for knowing what is needed in every situation. She is a gifted organizer and an incredible communicator. She can create the space that matches your vision. I am so proud to have Wendy as our lead organizer in NYC.
Wendy shared some of her thoughts.
As a child, I always looked forward to Thursday. That was the day my mom
had us clean our rooms. For me, it became so much more than that. I called it
"going through stuff day" or "categorizing day." It meant I
had to find the proper drawer, bin, shelf, and so on, for each one of my
belongings that was out of place. I found solace and pride in folding my
shirts, lining up my trinkets and untangling my jewelry. I found it empowering
to be able to make decisions about items that no longer made me happy or
brought me joy.
I have been living in NYC for 15 years now, and understand the concept of
small-space living. I moved to Manhattan after graduating from Indiana
University with a degree in Journalism. Before landing my first job in the corporate
world, I found myself responding again and again to cries for help from friends
in need of better-organized apartments. Even then it was clear that I had the passion
and skill set to go pro.
Working as an account executive gave me the opportunity to hone my skills
in the area of paper, time, and project management. This helped me become an efficient and
effective communicator, as well as allowing me to create my own systems for
tracking, following up, and promoting product.
Most recently, I was a personal assistant/house manager for a busy family.
I managed day-to-day activities, and scheduled after school recreation, as well
as social and business appointments for a family of five. I orchestrated the
packing and unpacking of several household moves. Organization was key to
keeping this family on track. From the kitchen
cabinets to bedrooms, the closets to the playroom, I was organizing on a weekly
basis. Working with children as well as adults gave me an awareness of
the need to be flexible in creating organizational systems that work for each
client. I was fortunate to be able to carry this awareness into working with Kulinary
Kids NYC, a mobile cooking class targeting 3-6 year olds. Going from one home
to another, bringing organizing skills and cooking adventures to each new group
of moms and kids, I taught awareness to both the parents and their children how to stay organized, be
safe and have fun in the kitchen.
I truly love organizing, and I look forward to working with you and developing the organizing
systems that function effectively and efficiently, in your home, with your
style, for your needs. We find
solutions for your everyday life. Try us and see how organization can change your life.
Wendy Jacobs, Vice president
NY, NY, 10001