If getting organized feels impossible,
the way you constantly lose things embarrasses you,
or the mountain of stuff around you is just too chaotic to handle alone,
you’re in the right place.
Welcome, we are glad you are here!
We work with families and individuals ready to make a change at home, small business owners overwhelmed by paperwork, boomers downsizing into smaller environments, and people challenged by disorganization due to ADHD and other brain-based conditions.
SolutionsForYou's proven 5 Steps to Organizing® process makes getting and staying organized simple and sustainable.
Certified Professional Organizer
Owner, SolutionsForYou, Inc.
Clients describe Anne as “having a calm presence and non-judgmental.” She will help you downsize the stress and stuff in your life gently, at your pace.
Anne's favorite area to organize is her client's paperwork.
"I love sorting through piles of paper and whittling the pile down to what the client needs and then setting a system to capture future paperwork."
Although, she equally enjoys organizing her client's wardrobe and even designing a new highly functional closet system to contain their wardrobe.
What Anne loves most about organizing with her clients is seeing the transformation of not only their physical space but of the client.
"My clients seem lighter, happier, more confident, energized, and at peace after our work is completed."
Katie and Melissa say Anne's superpower is she listens to her clients and to her team. She takes in everything that is being said and then puts together and executes a plan for the client that is going to work for them. She also, miraculously, knows how to fit everything into a space.
When Anne isn't organizing, she is spending time with her husband and Australian Shepherd on hikes in the Portland area, reading the latest mystery or romance novel, experimenting with her instant pot, and before COVID-19, Anne enjoyed traveling or meeting with friends for lunch or to see a newly released movie.
After 15 years of partnering with clients as an individual contributor and manager for one of the world's leading information technology services companies, Katie chose to merge her inherent solution-driven nature with her passion for eliminating barriers to success in one's physical environment. Katie enjoys working with clients at their own pace and taking the time to understand what will help them feel more peace in their daily lives.
What Katie enjoys most about being a Professional Organizer is seeing how an organizing project done with a compassionate strategy and highly skilled team, can change the life of an individual and a home at a time when there are likely some personal challenges occurring. Katie has a passion for almost any organizing challenge, but she receives consistent feedback that she is particularly good at garages, family spaces, and overall flow planning for a home.
When Katie isn't organizing others, she claims she is always organizing in some form. "It is just who I am. Like everyone else, I take care of my beloveds and myself while enjoying walking, connecting with friends over food, and helping others."
Anne has heard clients exclaim, "Katie's superpowers are insightfulness and compassion."
Katie certified with the Institute for Professional Organizers™ and earned the Master Professional Organizer® designation.
Melissa understands first-hand about life's transitions and the need for organization during these stages of life. She planned a wedding, merged households, has two young children, moved her family into a new home and immediately took on a home remodel! For many years, Melissa managed multi-concept restaurant property. There, her day-to-day involved accounting, scheduling, training, hiring over 100 staff members, and on-the-floor guest services. These experiences gave her the ability to manage and plan for the very different ways that people work.
What Melissa enjoys most about being a Professional Organizer is working with a client one-on-one, learning their challenges, and then turning their dreams for more organized spaces into a reality, especially children's rooms/playrooms and kitchens.
Anne thinks Melissa's superpower is the ability to quickly and efficiently sort, categorize, and organize a variety of small items.
When Melissa is not organizing, she is working with nonprofits, putting together community events, spending time with her family, and traveling. Melissa has a goal to travel to each continent with her children before they grow up and head off to college.
Melissa certified with the Institute for Professional Organizers™ and earned the Master Professional Organizer® designation.
"It’s amazing; my bonus room is no longer a chaotic catchall. It is now a clutter-free zone creativity center where I can work on my photo albums, plan my holiday activities, wrap gifts, and enjoy a good book. I am so appreciative of Anne, and I can’t say that enough. She coached me through the entire process. I feel so much calmer now that everything has a home. You, Anne, not only cleared the clutter from my home, you cleared the clutter in my head. I have ADD, and this is a freedom I’ve never felt. On top of all that I feel so much lighter - I feel like I have lost 50 lbs!! Thanks a million for your help Anne, you have made me so happy, and you are worth every penny”. Angela Coel
"Anne made all the arrangements with the movers to pack and move our belongings to The Springs. Anne and her team unpacked, organized and placed everything in our new home. We simply walked in and began our new life. I highly recommend SolutionsForYou for downsizing and senior move management.” Priscilla E.
”I can't believe we got so much accomplished in such a short amount of time! I thought it would take days!!" Now we have a garage that makes sense and we BOTH understand where things belong so now things won’t get mixed up.” Kristi W.
“Anne Blumer is a professional's professional. She is serious about her work but adds humor and lightness to the task at hand.” “Honestly, it is hard to say which idea helped the most. All of Anne’s ideas worked in concert with each other. However, I would choose, putting my to-do items in folders. The best part for me is when I travel, I just grab my folders and I have all of my to-do items with me in seconds. Love it!” Renee LaFrance
“Anne bravely came into my home and helped me organize my art studio, household files, and time management. It felt like a tremendous weight had been lifted when we finished. I now know where everything is and I know I don’t need to go shopping for art materials for a very long time! Anne provides straightforward advice, really moves projects along, and makes organizing fun!” Patty Barker
"I can't believe how quickly and easily Anne came in and transformed my space into an inviting and workable environment. It feels so good to be catching up on all of the memory books I have wanted to create before Anne came in and worked her magic." Julianne
My garage was not usable. It was crowded with heaps of boxes that had remained sealed and stored since my break-up. The garage had flooded, but I could not bring myself to open the boxes. I was ashamed to let anyone see it. Just the IDEA of cleaning out the garage had overwhelmed me for years. But I felt calm and efficient once Anne and I began to work together. Anne pitched right in and worked alongside me. I felt she was interested in me as a person. She did not think less of me because of my disorganized state.” -- Beth Kaye
"Anne, you clearly outlined what to expect and who would do what. It was a multi-phase project, so having everything outlined was super helpful. I also greatly appreciated having help and your suggestion of utilizing two students for their practicum worked out great for me. You were very thoughtful about all the details of the project – planning ahead for the cold weather, having a large dumpster delivered for the demo, boxes for sorting – and even provided lunch. We exceeded our expectations of getting through all the 20+ years of stuff in my garage. Too overwhelming for me to do by myself, so your suggestion of having additional help worked out great. We finished everything with time to spare. With your vision and clarity of what I needed, wanted and ability to keep us all on task – I am thrilled with my new space. I now know what tools I have, where to find them and it is all organized and clean. Thanks so much for all of your help. I have already recommended you to several other people." Dianne Lamont
"Anne Blumer, SolutionsForYou, and her team assisted me in preparing for my move to Rose Villa Senior Living. Prior to my move, they spent weeks helping me to downsize my belongings to what would fit in a much smaller apartment and to get my house ready to sell. Anne helped me determine what furnishings I could take and where they would fit in the floor plan. I highly recommend SolutionsForYou for organizing and senior move management." Amy C.
"I was able to work with Anne virtually during COVID 19 to do my seasonal closet switch of Summer and Winter clothes. She gave me valuable tools and suggestions that helped me make several changes from my past procedure, worked with me over the phone, as I showed her what I was doing and how I was proceeding. I was able to rid myself of many items that had been "hanging around" for way too long, items that were no longer useful, and ways to keep things organized and neat." Marcia Solberg
"I am moving from a house where I raised my kids and lived for over 45 years into a small apartment. The idea of what to do with "ALL THE STUFF" was overwhelming and I was exhausted before I started. Luckily I attended one of Anne's workshops. Saved! Anne understands. She's "been there, done that". She helps me prioritize, provides resources and routinely checks in to see how I'm doing. Which - thanks to Anne - is pretty good!" Judy Francis
"Anne is truly amazing at what she does. What a difference a small amount of time with her knowledge can make! I was thoroughly impressed by the process, tips, and information she provided me as I was sorting my closet and hoping to build better habits. The lessons learned from our time together have transferred to other areas and made so many parts of my life feel organized and happier because of it. I cannot wait to work with her again!" Kalin Rooney