For years, Liberator Truia Meyer worked in information systems in the corporate world where she used technology to make sense of data and enhance business functions. Today, she’s using her knack for creating order from chaos to help clients create organized, peaceful homes.
Q: Not everyone has the gift of organization, which is why they come to Major Organizers! What would you tell a client nervous about hiring a professional organizer for the first time?
A: I would testify what a difference it made in my life to get organized and the energy that can flow back into a space when clutter is removed.
Q: What’s is your organizing approach in your own home? Do you get your family involved?
A: Yes, I do. When my boys were preschoolers, I taught them how to sort and store their toys with container systems and pictures instead of labels of what should be in each container. This was great for math development and teaching good habits to look after their own stuff. Also, having everyone involved makes things easy—from finding tools in dad’s work space in the garage to finding cooking utensils after the previous unpack of the dishwasher.
Q: What is your favorite organizing product?
A: Pull out cabinet wire baskets in a kitchen for bakeware, casseroles, pots and pans. No more breaking your back to get what you want from the bottom shelf in the back.
Q: Can you share a great organizing tip you learned along the way?
A: If there is enough space in a closet, hang handbags on hangers. It makes it easy to see them, and they don’t fall over when empty. Thanks, Deanna, for this great tip!
Q: What is the most challenging part about being a Liberator?
A: To make sure to organize a space for the client and not for yourself. As a Liberator, I need to listen carefully to what clients wants and how they operate in their space.
Q: On the flip side, what is the most rewarding part about being a Liberator?
A: Instant gratification! When you are done with a job, you can see the difference, not like in IT where you sometimes have to wait a year or two to see the result.