SolutionsForYou, Inc.

About

SolutionsForYou helps you get organized and stay organized. We provide hands-on help with professional organizing and move management in the Portland, Oregon region, and virtual organizing services anywhere. If you’re comparing SolutionsForYou with other professional organizers and move managers, you may wonder, “What’s with all the certifications?”  We believe that constant learning means constant improvement. We serve people with very specific needs. Staying on top of trends, methods and discoveries guarantees that you’ll work with experts who are trained in your specific challenges. Whether you’re in a temporary transition or a long-term rut, get organized and stay organized in a way that works best for you.

Anne Blumer, Certified Professional Organizer

When you experience trauma or have mental health or neurological challenges, it is not uncommon for your life to unravel and your environment to get disorganized.  Anne’s great passion is bringing organizing and productivity solutions that work for your organizing challenges through hands-on work or coaching. She helps you, whether you’re an individual or family, to find organizing solutions and systems that support your way of thinking and processing, and create a functional environment where you can thrive.

Certifications and Expertise:

  • Certifications from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization as an Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Specialist and Chronically Disorganized (CD) Specialist
  • Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) designation from the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers
  • B.A. in Organizational Communication from Marylhurst University
  • Board leadership and ongoing education with the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
  • Founder of Institute for Professional Organizers™, the training, and certification program for professional organizers
  • Member, National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)
  • Motherhood! Hands-on training in what it takes to organize a busy family and keep a household running smoothly.

Want even MORE about Anne’s qualifications? Pour a cup of tea, sit in a comfy chair, and check out her soup-to-nuts resume.

Founder and Trainer, Institute for Professional Organizers™

Anne is as passionate about teaching as she is about learning. As a leading expert in her field, she teaches and trains professional organizers through the Institute she founded, Institute for Professional Organizers™.

Speaker

Anne Blumer is a sought-after speaker around the world on professional organizing. Look over her recent speaking engagements and speaking topics to see the breadth of expertise she brings to her clients. Or, contact Anne to find out more about having her speak to your group about the benefits of creating work/life balance through organization. Learn more about Anne's speaking events or review her detailed speaker bio.

Author

Look over Anne Blumer’s books for insightful step-by-step guidance and advice on how to get organized or how to begin your own organizing business.

Press

Anne is frequently asked to contribute to magazines and newspapers on the subject of organizing. She has been invited several times to be a guest on AM Northwest offering organizing tips and demonstrating organizing solutions.  Look over a partial list of Anne Blumer's press contributions.

Anne Blumer, Certified Professional Organizer

Hear Anne's Story

about how she started her business, the obstacles she had to overcome, what her typical day is like, tips on organizing, and more.

“I became a Professional Organizer because I discovered that what I loved about all the jobs I previously held was organizing my work environment, projects and tasks. I also loved helping and teaching my fellow co-workers how to organize their workspace, tasks and schedule. I feel very fortunate to say, I love what I do!”

Anne's Credentials

  • National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO)

    Member

    National Associaiton of Productivity & Organizing Professionals

  • Certified Professional Organizer Oregon

    Certificant

    The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers

  • 15 years member NAPO Golden Circle

    Member

    NAPO Golden Circle

  • Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)

    Subscriber

    Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)

  • GO System certified 2012

    Certificant

    GO System

  • Freedom Filer Certified Consultant

    Certificant

    Freedom Filer

  • National Association of Senior Move Managers

    Member

    National Association of Senior Move Managers

Meet the "A" Team

Photo Melissa Bancuk

Melissa Bancuk

Master Professional Organizer®

Melissa is certified by 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 small children, moved her family into a new home and 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.

Katie Lee, Master Professional Organizer®

Katie Lee

Master Professional Organizer®

After 15 years 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 has a passion for empowering individuals through organization – enabling them to move closer towards their short and long-term goals and helping them to more freely move onto the next chapter of their life.  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.

Katie is certified by the Institute for Professional Organizers™and earned the Master Professional Organizer ®. Her standards and practices are founded on the principles and Code of Ethics set out by the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.

Stefan Blumer

Stefan Blumer

Chief Technology & Operations Manager

When Stefan is not working at his full-time job, he assists Anne with the operations of SolutionsForYou. He has also been known to assemble Ikea furniture for our clients. Stefan grew up in Switzerland - enough said about his organizing skills!

Phote of Maya Blumer Dog Herder

Maya is Anne and Stefan's back office assistant watching over them, herding the team, and organizing her toys by their squeaky sound.

Our Trusted Resources

If SolutionsForYou can’t do it, we know who can. Meet some of our favorite resources who help us satisfy our organizing and move management clients.

  • Gregg 'Del' Plagge Household Services, Household Repairs, Interior Painter, and Handyman

    Del offers meticulous interior painting, household repairs, and general maintenance services to our clients.

  • Betty Benson

    Betty Benson, Rubbish Works of Portland

    Betty likes to say that she’s “the trashiest lady in town!” Rubbish Works of Portland is a local, woman-owned hauling and recycling company offering eco-conscious cleanup solutions for residential and commercial property. Get up-front rates for removing old office or household furniture, appliances, electronics, TVs, household and garage items to renovation & yard debris, construction debris, metal, wood, tires, hot tubs, uncertified woodstoves and more. Service includes crew, truck, labor and disposal. Free, no-obligation on-site quotes available. Discounts offered.

  • Maid Brigade Car

    Greg Nicklas, Maid Brigade Cleaning Service, Portland

    After the SolutionsForYou team has decluttered and organized your environment, Maid Brigade can take over by offering Green Clean Certified house cleaning expertise. Rest assured, you will have a clean, healthy home after they visit.

  • Elderville

    Elderville.org

    A resource guide for everything related to seniors. They connect you to reliable online sources so you don’t have to spend time searching. They have safety tips for your daily activities, and resources that range from healthcare to volunteering.

  • Debra Rhea Realtor Photo

    Debra Rhea Realtor

    A dedicated mother of three, wife, friend and Real Estate professional describes Debra Rhea best. A native Oregonian, Debra attended Oregon State and retired from Intel after 22 years as a Supply Chain Manager. During this time Debra’s listening and negotiating skills are a large part of what lead to her success. The hallmarks of Debra’s real estate business are client commitment combined with a healthy infusion of enthusiasm and drive. She understands and relates to the dreams, needs and potential challenges facing her clients. Whether making your first home purchase, stepping up, downsizing or investing, Debra guides her clients in a competent, capable and supportive manner. 

    Debra’s drive is incomparable. Whether it’s negotiating on behalf of her clients in a “buy or sell” situation or attacking “Heartbreak Hill” as she did at the 20mile mark of the Boston Marathon, Debra is a determined force to be reckoned with. The current real estate marketplace is an ever-changing, evolving and sometimes confusing place to “travel”.With Debra leading the way, your real estate journey will be one of focused efforts, clear communication and a promise to keep her clients needs, goals and priorities at the forefront.

    You can trust Debra and the entire Pacesetter Real Estate team’s knowledge and attention to detail to make your real estate experience a success.

    Debra’s mission, goal, and passion are getting her client to the “finish line”, whether it be buying or selling a property.

     
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