Suzanne Rippel was born to organize. She has a degree in human ecology and family studies, and she worked for years in medical billing. Now, she’s taking her knowledge of people and their environments—along with her expertise in keeping the details in check—and helping families get their homes and lives in order.

With such a varied background, how did you become interested in organizing?

I had a desire to do something my soul connected with, and after a friend recommended I look into organizing, I found Major Organizers.  I was drawn to the brand, how passion for helping better peoples’ lives is so evident, and that God has a place in this company.

You have two kids, so you know the challenges families face when getting organized. What is the toughest part of keeping your own home in order?

My kids rooms!  Oh, my. They are 8 and 11.  I try and let them have “their space,” but every so often I go in there and we have a major purge/organize session!

Do you have a favorite organizing tool that helps you wrangle the clutter?

So far on jobs, my favorite has been my box cutter, believe it or not!  I like cutting different kinds of boxes down to make them useful for the space needed.

A box cutter helps you repurpose a box so you can use it wherever you need it. Being able to customize an organizing solution is great. Is it always that simple?

Let’s just say – measure before you purchase!  Whether it is shelves or baskets…

Professional organizers have the experience clients need so they can avoid making mistakes, such as forgetting to measure something, as they get it together. What would you tell a client nervous about hiring a professional organizer for the first time?

Give us a chance, and start small. Of course it is nerve-racking having people in your house going through your stuff, but let us work with you (knowing we won’t judge you or impose our thoughts on you), and let us show you the difference we can make in your life!

When you’re not helping clients get organized, what do you like to do?

Sing! I sing in our worship band at church. I sang the National Anthem at a Major League Soccer game. I also love crafting/art, hiking, yard work and connecting with people.