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.
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.
Clients describe Anne as “having a calm presence and non-judgmental.” She and her A-Team will help you downsize the stress and stuff in your life gently, at your pace.
Anne and her A-Team help 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 the 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™.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
The GO System
National Association of Senior Move Managers
Tigard Chamber of Commerce
Meet the "A" Team
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 is certified by the Institute for Professional Organizers™ and earned the Master Professional Organizer® designation.
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 is certified by the Institute for Professional Organizers™ and earned the Master Professional Organizer® designation.
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!
Our 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, 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.