I have always enjoyed organizing, whether it has been in my room when I was younger or my house in Columbia as a mom with three children.
As those of you with children know, life is very full with car pool schedules, after school activities and school projects. It is not just a want, but a need to be organized so that everything functions smoothly. My family has helped me develop daily life organizational systems.
Before moving to Columbia, my family and I lived in Kiev, Ukraine. I had the opportunity to truly hone my organizing skills living in a small Ukrainian apartment. I needed to constantly find the best use of our space and items. I learned a lot from how Ukrainians utilize their limited spaces.
Upon returning to the US in 2005, I started helping family members to de-clutter and organize their homes. I realized how much I enjoyed helping them get more organized. It has become my passion to help people function better in their daily lives. Organizing is a very energizing process for me. I knew that this is a direction in which I wanted to go professionally, so I started A Bit of Order LLC in August, 2009.
Professional organizer and author Julie Morgenstern wrote in Organizing from Inside Out, "Once mastered, you will discover organizing to be an incredibly cleansing and empowering process - an exhilarating way of freeing yourself up and maintaining a steady life course in a complex world." Her sentiments capture my motivation in starting A Bit of Order. I love being a part of empowering people to live and thrive amidst the challenges and joys of life.
– June Smith
June earned her Bachelor's degree at Duke University and her Master of International Management degree from The American Graduate School of International Management ("Thunderbird"). She is a member of National Association of Professional Organizers and the South Carolina Ambassador for NAPO. She is also the Membership Director for the NAPO Charleston chapter.