A Note from Mary…

Many of us are inundated by stuff; feel overwhelmed, out of control, overscheduled and full of stress. As an educated, experienced, and Certified Professional Organizer, I can help you:

  • Get your space in order
  • Prioritize values and tasks
  • Simplify life
  • Downsize, rightsize and move
  • Deal with mental and physical clutter
  • Set up systems that work for you
  • Be a coach and accountability partner for maintaining your time, space and life

Life is not simple and having me at your side to help make life easier and less stressful is a phone call away.

I founded Within Reach Organizing Services in 2000 and have been helping people get organized in their offices, homes and lives ever since. I am NON-judgmental and passionate about helping you regain control of your mind, life and environment – long term. I have completed over 275 continuing hours of education in organizing, working with special populations and move management within the global umbrella of Professional Organizing. I earned industry CPO (Certified Professional Organizers) and CRTS (Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist) professional certifications and served as NAPO’s (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) national President from 2013 to 2015. I also served the national BCPO (Board of Certified Professional Organizers) as the Director of Examination Development from 2006-2010. These things have helped me develop and refine skills sets to best serve you.

“You can’t do it all yourself. Don’t be afraid to rely on others to help you accomplish your goals.” – Oprah Winfrey

Personal Philosophy

As a professional organizer/coach, it is my obligation and passion to:

  • Listen
  • Ask insightful questions
  • Listen again
  • Offer potential solutions that are in alignment with how your brain is wired
  • Deliver exceptional service
  • Leave you feeling empowered

It’s the subtle things that make the greatest impact. It’s not about you understanding the organizer’s system; it’s about the organizer understanding yours. It’s not about the organizer quizzing you, “When was the last time you used this?” I NEVER use shame-based questions or embarrassment tactics to create action or change. I understand that the similarity between a good habit and a poor one is that they are both hard to break. I work with my clients to identify those ‘good habits’ and create routines and strategies that take them to the next level of making empowering, conscious-based choices.

Tomorrow is coming ready or not; you CAN seize the day before it seizes you! When you are looking for a speaker, strategist, coach or a hands-on person who rolls up her sleeves and delves deep into the piles, know that I’ll take you to a new level where you will function with increased clarity of purpose, productivity and balance.

Mary is a classic good sport. She knows how to step in, step aside and step up. Many people with her level of competence are competitive and bossy. Mary is not. I find her interested in the “greater good.” One thing you should know about Mary is that she is a killer organizer which means, among other things, every contingency, option and detail will be thoroughly thought of. – Judith Kolberg, Organizing Industry Thought Leader / FileHeads Chief Organizer / Squall Press Publisher & Book Coach

Mary has been a blessing to the organizing industry and for National Association of Professional Organizers, and has endured more than anyone will ever know! She took the reins through very challenging times and showed great integrity and leadership. – Barbara Hemphill Founder & CEO at Productive Environment Institute