I’m best known for offering real solutions for real people, emphasizing simplicity and excellence in my approach to organizing challenges both large and small.
In addition to practicing the art and science of getting and staying organized, I share my insights with those pursuing careers as professional organizers.
I coach new professional organizers from around the world. Offering expert advice on practically every aspect of the industry, through one-on-one coaching and group teleclassess.
I have helped thousands of professional organizers reach their goals and build their own successful, sustainable, and lucrative organizing businesses.
I have been published in an array of national magazines and featured on A&E’s Hoarders, The Nate Berkus Show, NBC’s The Today Show and South Africa’s, The Home Channel.
When I’m not busying managing my business, Metropolitan Organizing ® LLC, I’m busy managing modern life® – just like my clients!
At a Glance
- Past President of the NC chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals
- Level V, Master Trainer, CPO-CD (2010), the highest level of certification in the professional organizing field
- Best Chronic Disorganization Expert (2013)
- Webinar Instructor for Intro to Productivity and Professional Organizing | NAPO PO-1-001
- Webinar Instructor for Starting a Productivity or Organizing Business | NAPO 1-104
- Published in an array of national magazines and featured on A&E’s Hoarders, The Nate Berkus Show, NBC’s The Today Show, CNN, and South Africa’s The Home Channel.
- Ambassador for NAPO-NC new members
- Host for NAPO’s Ask The Pro webinar series
- President’s Award, NAPO (2018)
And, this is what I know for sure…
There’s Amazing Power in Organizing your Time, Space, and Life and the Benefits are Real.
Gave Me Confidence
Ron is a hoarder, and our house was so full of stuff that someone reported us to the city inspector. After the trauma of an inspection, I found help — I found Geralin.
She worked with Ron and me and taught us both the tools we need to make decisions; she also made certain that the things we value most have a place in our home. As a result, I now have a real home, a place that is a refuge from life’s trials instead of being a trial itself. I’ve also reclaimed me from the wreckage of a house. She gave me confidence in my own abilities and peace of mind.
Hoarders, Louisville, Kentucky, Season 1
Sharing Real Knowledge and Experience is Tranformational and It Helps Others to Grow and Thrive.
The Perfect Balance
As a professional organizer, I am always looking for ways to connect with other organizers to expand my breadth of knowledge and experience. Some might say our profession is isolating. Well I had to look no further than Geralin. Her professionalism, leadership, expertise, and humor hooked me from the first time we met. Her knack of striking the perfect balance with her hoarding clients is remarkable. She is a wealth of knowledge and more importantly, will take all the time in the world to share it with those that simply ask. I could not ask for a better colleague, mentor and friend.
Order Out of Chaos
When You Wear What Makes You Feel Comfortable and Confident, Something Magical Happens.
Very Useable Format
Geralin, a million thanks for this information! I am so impressed by the Beyond the Basics Wardrobe Wisdom kit — you've really packed a lot of information into a very useable format. And of course the wardrobe worksheets are now my constant companions. When I pack for trips, I just pull out my worksheets to see what I have that is the right weight, what is the right level of dressy, and what I might pack for 5 days that would minimize the number of different colors of shoes I require. Your forms made it so much easier! Plus, I no longer wear just a small percentage of my clothes — now I enjoy them all. Margaret Lukens, MBA, CPO; California
New Leaf + Company LLC
When You’re Always Learning, Sharing and Engaging an Exciting Experience Will Present Itself.
Entertaining and Fun
Geralin gave the most motivating lecture on the importance of organization in our lives. She touched on what the hidden agenda behind our clutter might be and why organization is not only important but essential in reducing the stress in our lives. I felt as if Geralin had known me my whole life. Geralin gave suggestions for overall home organization, including paperwork, kitchen pantries, as well as bedroom closets. I walked away with easy strategies to implement and I saw results immediately! The best part is that Geralin’s organizing lectures are entertaining and fun!
(Parent) St. David’s School, Raleigh, NC