Linda Rothschild, Professional Organizer, New York City
My favorite words are “I’ve been looking for that.” It makes me smile when my clients say that. I like to give people something they thought they had lost. A lot of my clients make organizing a low priority, without realizing that disorganization is such a major source of stress. Organizing puts you in control of your things instead of the other way around. As a professional organizer, I never know what I’m going to come up against. Sometimes I’m sorting paper; sometimes I’m uncovering a bag of Grandma’s ashes. My job is to solve problems, so I never go to a client’s home or office unprepared. Here’s what I keep in my workbag:
IN THE BAG
THE BAG: Garden Tote Carry-All, available in nylon, Brookstone.