Smarter Spaces LLC was founded in 2011 by Diane Gambrel. We recognized that some people seem to be naturally organized, while others struggle with piles of stuff or overflowing closets. We started by offering general home organizing.
We quickly discovered that many people who are disorganized also struggle with ADHD/ADD, so we got training from both NAPO (National Assn. of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) and ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization) so that we can better help clients in that situation.
Seniors struggle with their own issues that can be age-related or pain-related. Again, ICD had just the classes we needed. Seniors are now a major segment of our business.
In 2016, we began speaking to groups. Diane educational talks, including to the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force about her experiences helping clients who hoard.
In 2019, we added long distance (virtual organizing) services. We realized that there are parts of Minnesota that have no professional organizers. Yet people everywhere need help, and many can be helped using virtual organizing procedures.
Sometimes, clients are not ready to invite us in and work with them. It could be for health reasons, embarrassment, distance from our office, or for monetary reasons. We offer virtual organizing for those situations.
It costs less than in-person organizing, but we can accomplish a lot together. We can work with you by phone, tablet, or laptop! And never set foot in your home.