meet Stefanie

Originally from Middletown, Ohio, Stefanie started her professional life as a social worker, and worked for seven years in the field before moving from NYC to the suburbs of Connecticut. She and her husband started a family and have two young boys with twin boys on the way! Her favorite things include puzzles, sushi, wine, and the Great British Bake Off, preferably simultaneously.

The Realistic Organizer began as a blog in 2013 for sensible solutions to life’s everyday clutter and disorganization. After her first son arrived, Stefanie decided to expand the blog and start her own professional organizing business, allowing her to stay at home part time and pursue her passion. Through the National Association of Productivity and Professional Organizers (NAPO), Stefanie became a qualified professional, and has been working with clients ever since. Each project is tailored to individually meet the needs of the client and to create long-term solutions. The goal is to make organizing a less daunting task, and something that everyone sees as not only possible, but maybe a little bit of fun as well.

organizing philosophy

Organizing is a skill that doesn’t come naturally to everyone. It can feel stressful, and overwhelming. The goal with clients is to find the systems that work best for their life, and focus on the underlying issues that may cause disorganization and clutter.

“I believe organization can be achieved for everyone, given the right understanding, system, and process.”

Having an organized space can help save time, money, and reduce stress. When you know what you have, and when things have a place, it can streamline your life and allow you to focus on what’s important to you.