Amy Woidtke, BA – Psychology
Founder & Chief Organizer
On old piles of stuff…”How well nature has understood that, every year, she must change her leaves, her flowers, her fruit and her vegetables, and make manure out of the mementos of her year!
~ Jules Renard
Amy Woidtke (woid-key) is the greater Seattle professional organizer turning couples’ stressful transitions into peaceful, new beginnings. She guides couples in transition through home re-vision and relocation so they can experience more time, energy, and a renewed sense of home.
Amy is never happier than when checking things off a list, making a space just right and turning client’s “deer in the headlights” expressions into victorious smiles. Whether in the before, during, or after of transition chaos, merging and separating couples can breathe deeply, relax – and even have fun (yes – fun!), as Amy helps them navigate their experience more gracefully with her time-saving system and resources.
The organizing talent is inherited from her parents. Her dad was “that guy” that spreadsheet his music collection and her mom is the “organize by piles and files” type – knowing what is in each pile! As early as 4th grade, Amy regularly organized her room and other areas of her childhood home, #TheHousethatWoidtkeBuilt. However, Amy didn’t set out to be a pro organizer. She graduated UC Davis in psychology to become a counselor and make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. When she realized that wasn’t the right fit, Amy began trying on admin hats at companies who made a difference. 6 years later, after Amy had reorganized everything in sight, a manager said, “You’re really good at organizing. Have you ever considered becoming a professional organizer?” The rest is herstory, including organizing over 20 of her own relocations!
What makes Amy different from a sea of organizers? She can connect with just about anyone, sees things from “both sides of the table,” and considers clients like family. Amy customizes your space to your natural learning style and is passionate about the planet. She practices re-use, re-purpose, and sustainable purchases whenever possible. Amy is also committed to giving back and being a voice for equal living amongst all beings.
Her expertise has earned her awards from Houzz and Fresh Chalk. She has delighted audiences and attendees of The 425 Show, Founders Live, GSBA, Rain City Referrals, Metropolist Group, Exceptional Connections, Chat with Women radio, and as the green lifestyle and interiors columnist for Examiner.com.
Three things about Amy and her experience that may surprise and delight you – while serving your work together:
- She encourages clients to donate reusable belongings to Humble Design, a non-profit turning house into homes for families transitioning out of homelessness.
- She was raised by entrepreneur parents in the design-build industry who taught her skills she brings forward in her work today.
- To date, Amy has received 5-star reviews, exclusively.
When she’s not guiding couples in transition, Amy is spending time with her partner Sebastian, their differently-abled cat, Merkat, family, watching movies, crafting, dancing and spending time at the water.
Katrina is a Seattle native with a born love of organization, having spent her high school years watching reruns of Clean Sweep while dreaming of being a professional organizer.
During her work in business administration, Katrina realized what she enjoyed most was fixing broken systems and making existing systems more efficient. While she was working in positions from Office Manager to President for one of the fastest-growing real estate brokerages in Washington, Katrina also helped agents organize their email, desktops, task management, and client tracking systems, as well as teaching classes on the subject matter.
Realizing that the help she was providing to agents was applicable to everyone, Katrina finally founded her own business, Katrina Consults, where she has been kicking clutter to the curb and creating feel-good, functional systems ever since!
When Katrina is not consulting or organizing, she enjoys improv comedy, root beer, and writing.
Rachel has a lifelong passion for tidying, discarding, and creating harmony out of disorder. Shuffling between two very different households as a kid, Rachel realized early on that she found a great deal of comfort in knowing things had a place. Getting and staying organized made her life easier and allowed a feeling of agency in an environment where that was, at times, in limited supply.
As an adult, organizing still brings her joy and a sense of great accomplishment. She understands that it takes commitment to sort through it all and decide what to keep and what to let go of. Reflecting on her own mild anxiety regarding those difficult decluttering tasks made her realize what a huge undertaking it really is. This process is not intuitive for many people and involves more mental and emotional labor than simply cleaning out a closet and making a run to Goodwill.
Her business Spruce with Rachel, began with a mission to simplify and create space in homes. As time is a valuable resource, Rachel works with people to create a more efficient space, saving them time to do the things they love.
Outside of work, Rachel can be found running in her Ballard neighborhood, baking new recipes, or lounging with her cats, Walt and Archie.
Office: Tuesday - Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM PST
Services: Sunday - Saturday
8 AM - 5 PM PST
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