Hi and welcome to Creative Spaces Organizing. My name is Gretchen Bender. I’m a certified photo organizer and professional organizer specializing in photo organizing services, residential organizing and downsizing.
I’m passionate about organizing! Creative Spaces Organizing was born out of my love for creating organized spaces in my own home and helping my friends and family get and stay organized. I have been organizing for as long as I can remember. As a young girl, I would organize and re-organize my closet and bookshelves ~ just because I was always finding a better way to do it. Another little secret ~ I’ve moved 19 times so I have A LOT of practice in clearing out clutter and creating storage systems. Friends and family have long considered me an expert at downsizing their “stuff” and finding ways to maximize storage space in their homes.
Another passion of mine is insuring that family legacies are protected and preserved for future generations to enjoy. I believe that our family legacy is built on organizing, protecting and sharing our family photos and heirloom memorabilia. Our photos tell our stories so I want to make sure that my clients stories are properly preserved and protected. Unfortunately, we often take so many photos that it becomes almost impossible to keep everything organized and, as a result, we are unable to share and enjoy our photos the way we should.
I have been where you are and I understand the stress of trying to juggle the demands of family, work and home — all while keeping everyone and everything organized. My approach to organizing is simple and straightforward — “if you love it and need it then you should keep it and store it where you can find it, use it and enjoy it.” I love sharing the tips and strategies I have learned over the years, and use in my own life, to create customized organizing solutions for families like yours, which is why my motto is: “Organization designed with you in mind.
I take pride in providing every client with the same level of caring, compassionate and personalized service you expect from a professional, whether I’m helping you organize your home or a lifetime of family photos. I’m a proud member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) and APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers) and I am a Past Director of Marketing for NAPO-St. Louis.
When I’m not busy organizing for my clients, I’m enjoying spending time with my husband and two teenagers, traveling, reading, shopping, drinking wine with my girlfriends and St. Louis Cardinals baseball!
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