Hello and Welcome!
Hi, I'm Helena and I love organizing and creating beautiful homes with a passion.
I'm an expat, mother of twins + 1, Navy wife and I have moved and traveled with my family around the globe and back several times.
All that packing and unpacking taught me to simplify, live clutter-free and be intentional about every decision. The distance from my loved ones taught me to focus on what matters and enjoy our time together.
I started organizing professionally when a fellow mom from my kids’ kindergarten, on the verge of a family crisis due to her clutter, asked me for help.
We spent weeks purging and sorting everything that was in her basement, storage unit and in every corner of her home. I soon realized then that my skills – acquired both personally and professionally – were having a positive impact on her personal life.
That’s when I decided to start organizing professionally and when I founded A Personal Organizer – Professional Organizing Services.
Since 2010 I have worked with countless clients, organizing their homes, offices and calendars to clear the clutter and create space for a life they love.
If you live in the Glenview, IL / North Shore area and want to get organized, fill out the form below and let's get started. I will help you transform those piles into smiles.
Yes, life can be simpler.
THOUGHT YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW THAT:
NAPO stands for National Association for Productivity & Organizing Professionals.
I am a NAPO instructor and trainer for new professional organizers and I hold the NAPO Specialist Certificate in Residential Organizing.
I completed the Coaching Essentials training through The Coach Approach for Organizers.
I hold the following Certificates from the ICD – Institute for Challenging Disorganization:
– Level II – Chronic Disorganization Specialist Certificate
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues with the Chronic Disorganized Client
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic Hoarding Issues with the Chronic Disorganized Client
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganized Client Administration
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Learning Styles and Modalities
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Basic Physical Conditions and Changes
– Level I – Certificate of Study in Life Transitions
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the Professional Organizations I belong to.
THE GOOD OLD BIO
Helena’s ten years of experience as an international corporate manager and later as a stay-home mother of three boys has given her a deep understanding of how having an organized space benefits both professionals and families. She believes that organization leads to a less stressful, more enjoyable and prosperous life.
Married to a gynecological-oncologist/US Navy officer, Helena understands the needs caused by relocations and the urgency we feel to settle ourselves and our families. Organization has always been a part of Helena’s lifestyle and it has helped her achieve both professional success and personal balance. It also allowed her to help family and friends with at-home orderliness as well.
Helena is a lifelong learner and believes her training through the ICD (The Institute for Challenging Disorganization) and NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) gives her a deeper and broader understanding of the needs of her clients, allowing her to work with what works for them to become and stay organized, allowing them to enjoy a better quality of life and thrive.
Helena is enthusiastic, non-judgmental and passionate about her work. She loves working with people, no matter where they are in life.