I’m Katherine, an easily-excitable creature who spent nearly 15 years after graduating oscillating between demanding corporate jobs in the city and travelling the world when I felt “there must be more to life than this”. And I've now figured out the missing link: People like you, achieving results that really make a difference!
My career roles have focussed very much on organising and coordinating people and processes. I’ve been a busy bee in Events Management, Personal and Executive Assistant roles, Office Management and Project Management, all of which have used my natural administrative, communicative and logical skills.
Having wrapped up a 5 year Project Management role in the city, I took a 6-week trip across the States in 2015 and stayed with friends, family and new acquaintances along the way. It was during this journey I realised that, when left to my own devices, I had an interesting choice of leisure pursuit: Namely helping organise and re-design my host families’ spaces to make everyday living a little bit easier. Living with each family for a few days meant I could clearly see the family dynamics and what was working and what wasn’t working. When they mentioned any pinch-points, I’d have a number of suggestions or solutions for them to try out.
Helping these families (through my own free will) made me realise that my strongest skills and enthusiasm lie in supporting others to create the home or office spaces they crave. With a little more research as to how I could manifest that as a livelihood, I discovered a whole industry of Professional Organising, Decluttering and Interior Redesign existed to help people do just that!
So here I am, following my passion and creating a life I’m thriving in. I'm so excited to work with someone like you, who’s feeling that:
- Something needs to shift and you’re ready to make that happen.
- All this “stuff” is not making you feel as good as society promised it would so you want to try a different approach.
- You want more time to spend with friends, family and your partner as we’re slowly realising that experiences are what we remember and treasure the most.
- You could do probably this job yourself but you’ve no idea when you’d ever find the time without some external enthusiasm and shortcuts (like engaging a Personal Trainer to help you hit your targets).
I genuinely believe that by consciously and mindfully clearing your physical environment, your mind gets more clarity and respite too and that makes this world a rather wonderful place to wake up to each morning!
Meet Katherine Blackler, CPO® (Certified Professional Organizer) and Founder of SortMySpace Ltd
Katherine is the current President of APDO Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers. She has been volunteering with the Board since October 2016, initially as their Head of Partnership and Campaigns. She's determined that all households in the UK should know what a professional declutterer and organiser does and how a visit from one can benefit every home or workplace! She's also a member of NAPO (the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) and a member of their Virtual Chapter. NAPO is based in the USA so Katherine benefits from transatlantic support and education from a global peer group.
In July 2019, Katherine became the first person in the UK to gain the CPO® (Certified Professional Organizer) credentials via the BCPO. Her commitment to further education within the field has seen her attend all the APDO annual conferences since 2016, NAPO’s conferences in Atlanta GA in 2016 and Fort Worth TX in 2019 as well as ICD Institute for Challenging Disorganization in Orlando FL in 2019 and POC Professional Organizers in Canada’s virtual summit in 2020.
When she’s not encouraging mindfulness and order in others, she enjoys yoga, learning how to cook, rambling in the countryside and she certainly doesn’t need to be asked twice to travel to new destinations.