|There is a joke among professional organizers that we were all probably born on our due date. We have always been organized. We
organize our family, our friends, our cupboards, our files, our closets and then we organize for every group we have ever belonged to from
churches to PTA's. All of this can be said of me. I truly enjoy what I do.
I earned a BS degree in Medical Technology at Bowling Green State University and spent twenty years working in hospital laboratories. I loved
the lines of tubes, and the logic of the procedures, but it wasn't a good match for my personality to be looking in a microscope for eight hours.
One day, I came across a catalog from The Container Store. The photos of the closets and offices neatly displayed on each page made me
feel so peaceful. Okay, really I heard angels singing and lights streaming down from the heavens. I knew I had found my calling. I emailed
the company and went to work for them designing and organizing spaces. I love helping people solve their organizing problems. After so
many requests, I decided that it would be so much easier to help someone if I could see the space, understand how they use it, and see their
obstacles to becoming organized. Neat Streak was born.
My philosophy of organizing isn't that you have to throw everything away. It's really about helping you make decisions about what possessions
are worthy of the space that you call home. I try to make the overwhelming task seem fun and definitely attainable.
I have been a member of the National Association of Professional Organizer (NAPO) since 2004. I have served as Chair of the Golden Circle
Committee of NAPO. Locally, I have served as president of the NAPO-Ohio Chapter from 2006-2008 and as a board member since 2008.
In 2008, I became a Certified Professional Organizer® by the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers. It was important to
demonstrate my commitment to personal development, continuing education, and professionalism in my field. There are currently only seven
CPO® in Central Ohio. I am also an ICD- Institute for Challenging Disorganization subscriber, a group that provides education and techniques
to professionals that may provide support for the chronically disorganized. Through them, I have taken more than 100+ hours of teleclasses
and earned certificates of study in Chronic Disorganization (Level II), Hoarding (Level II), and ADD Issues with CD Clients.
I have had the pleasure of working with Standolyn Robertson, CPO® and a team of family and friend volunteers to help declutter the home of
a very deserving local man for an episode of A&E's show "Hoarders". I am happy to report he has been able to maintain his newly claimed
spaces. Working with hoarders and families affected is challenging and delicate at best, and is more so when a film crew is involved. Hopefully
it has raised awareness that help is available.
Neat Streak's services are now available in FLORIDA- Englewood, Boca Grande, Port Charlotte, Venice, and surrounding communities.
Melanie Dennis, Certified Professional Organizer®
Founder and Principal Organizer at Neat Streak
Neat Streak in the News and Print
Contributing author to Professional Organizer's Bible, Volume 1, Getting Started by Ramona Creel 2013
"Packing Pros", by Melissa Kossler Dutton for Columbus Parent June 2013
We Decorate Columbus- AnneTherese Aesethetic Medicine Office Redo
On the House|Jim Weiker "Ex-Hoarder Holds On To Tidy Rooms, Columbus Dispatch, July 3, 2011
Expert Answers to Member Questions, Angie's List Columbus, March 2011
"Conquering the Mess", The Columbus Dispatch, April 18, 2010
"Hoarders" A&E, Episode 10-Bob and Richard, December 21, 2009
"The Kings and Queens of Clutter", Angie's List Columbus, December 2009
Channel 6 "On Your Side" Job Boot Camp May 2009
Channel 10 News, March 18, 2009
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award Winner
"Page Of Happiness", Angie's List Columbus. December 2008
"Get Organized in the New Year", Electric Cooperative Country Living, January 2008
"January is National Get Organized Month", Angie's List Short Report, January 2008
"A Place For Everything And...", The Columbus Dispatch, September 23, 2007
"Redesign", Homefront Magazine, Columbus Business First Supplement, August 24,2007
Your New Home Magazine, July 2007
"Organizing your Stuff", Columbus Business First, Homefront Magazine, June 22, 2007
"Storage", Columbus Business First, January 27,2007
"Confessions of an Organizer", Angie's List Columbus, January 2007
Guest Speaker, John Corby Show, WTVN Radio, April 25, 2006
"Room Service", The Columbus Dispatch, April 23, 2006
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