My name is Melissa and I’m an organizer. I’m also the owner of Life with Less Mess LLC, a professional organizing business, blog, and label shop based out of northern Maryland.
From teacher, to mom, to organizer, I’ve learned that life is better when it’s simplified and organized.
How it began…
Back in 2009, I was a 2nd grade teacher in New Jersey. After 5 years in the classroom and a master’s degree under my belt, I was confident and in control (as much as any teacher ever is, anyway), but not for long!
By mid-2010, I was a stay-at-home mom with a new baby and a new home two-and-a-half hours away from everyone I knew. To keep busy, I focused on unpacking, home projects, decorating, and organizing everything. And it helped.
Ten Years Later…
My home is full of 1 husband, 3 kids, 2 cats, a dog, and a fish and so much noise. I totally and utterly rely on organization and routines to battle the chaos. When my home is organized, when my spaces are neat(ish), and my day is planned, I feel better. I’m a happier mom and can focus on my family instead of focusing on the mess.
When my home is organized, streamlined, and simplified, I’ve got more free time and less stress.
Over time, organizing turned from sanity-saver to a hobby. Nice baskets, glass jars, custom labels… I wanted to maintain the function, but also add some style. After creating looks I loved in my home, I realized I could help others achieve stylish organization, as well.
In 2018, I became a professional organizer and started Life with Less Mess. Through this business, I now help clients organize their spaces, create routines, form positive habits, and find peace and joy in their homes.
In March 2020, when COVID hit, I opened my Etsy shop so I could help people across the country get organized, even though we were all stuck in our own homes.