The Accidental Home Organizer

Life took me on a bee-line path that ultimately led to organizing. In a previous life I worked as a nanny. That was one of the most rewarding times than any other for me, I was able to see first-hand the difference I was making in the daily lives of the families I supported. 

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Jinnette Smith Jackson
Your Home Organizer

Before I became one myself, I had a unique perspective of just how hectic the lives of moms can be on a daily basis. However, I was not only able to support them when they needed it most, i got to learn along-side them all at the same time.

During those times besides being an invaluable support to my families as a nanny, I was their pantry organizer, office organizer, closet organizer and even offered move-in/ unpacking organizing services …all before I was an actual professional home organizer. Plus, at least twice a year I'd enlist the help of the housekeepers and we'd work our magic on our family's home. Imagine their faces and appreciation when they returned home from vacation. Think HGTV Dream Home reveals!

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"I love it when you come to organize, it's so much easier to clean afterwards"

Of course, none of this was ever part of my responsibilities. After all there was always a housekeeper. But organizing and cleaning are two different roles, even though they certainly work hand in hand. Yet, despite all this not being my responsibility it's what came naturally to me: to help bring order to the everyday lives of my families. I will say though that what I knew for sure, was that once the homes were organized, parents were always grateful. They were also less stressed, which in turn made my days so much better and playtime and daily routines more fun. In addition, it made the housekeepers' jobs a lot easier. Ask the housekeepers' and parents of the home with 8 kids- 7 under the age of 12- whose entire attic was a playroom. #everyonewins

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Fast forward to now being a proud boy mom and the times when it's not always possible to be fully organized. To be completely honest, most days my home is by no means a Pinterest-perfect picture. Between running my business, organizing other families homes, taking care of my own and keeping an active little boy engaged, some days can get pretty hectic and some things just have to be left imperfect. After all, above everything else, I'm a real mom and wife and my home is as lived in as any other. However, I've been able to pull from my organizing experience and my days as a nanny/house manager to implement systems and practices into my own home to help me navigate through it all- without overwhelm.

From preparing for baby all the way to preparing for college I'm here for my families. I bring that well rounded support and organizing know-how and experience to moms so that they to are able to enjoy their homes and families without overwhelm. 

I truly believe that being organized isn't about Pinterest-perfection. Rather it's about simplifying everyday life. Because when your physical space is organized it gives your mental space a boost. Isn't that what all moms need?!