Meet Leahna, Founder
and Professional Organiser.
I’m Leahna, a Scot living in London, and I’d like to share with you the story of how I became a Professional Organiser.
I’ve lived in four cities and ten flats/houses since leaving my family home, and I’ve suffered bereavement which changed me enormously. Experiencing loss taught me more about myself, being human, and how relationships with others and ourselves can affect our homes. Our environment shapes us in ways we don’t even realise. Home for me has become a place where I work, enjoy hobbies, spend family time and relax.
Over time I’ve worked in diverse roles, from healthcare to the arts. Medicine taught me to be organised and prioritise tasks, while helping a wide variety of people with a range of issues, professionally and confidentially. I learned just how important it is to listen to someone’s story carefully and with empathy, in order to get to the bottom of things and truly make a difference.
Print Design nourishes my creative side, improved my composition and overall sense of aesthetics, and provided an outlet for my ideas and imagination. I tap into this part of my brain when organising and get into a creative ‘flow’ which helps me make a plan for your space and visualise where objects belong.
These experiences gave me the skills, confidence and desire to pursue my dream of organising for a living. I’ve always strangely enjoyed moving house and have plenty of practice arranging excess stuff, as I used to be a bit of a squirrel. I realised that my favourite computer games are space and organising-related. I often play Tetris 99 and find Mini Metro strangely addictive!
I found out that Professional Organisers exist other than on TV in late 2018, when my friend bought some board game containers, (inspired by my own storage) and I volunteered to organise the pieces for him. He was surprised by my speed and enthusiasm, and half joked I should do this for a living. I said it would be my dream job! He searched online, found APDO (Association for Professional Declutterers and Organisers, based in the UK) and I was off on a trail of discovery that led to me forming Save Your Space.
Soon after, Marie Kondo dominated Netflix and talk of tidying was everywhere. This confirmed that by decluttering and organising I could really help people, gave me a much needed fix of home improvement TV, and even inspired my friend to fold his T-shirts!
If you’d like to learn more about my business and the services we offer, please investigate the rest of the website and our social media pages. If you want to know more, you can get in touch through our contact page, social media, by phone, or by email.
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