Samantha Cole is a Professional Organizer and creator of the home organizing service, Utterly Clutterless. She currently offers services in the Lower Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey. Originally from New York City, Sam was inspired to move a short drive north; when she became a delighted mother of two. She earned her Bachelors Degree, from her esteemed alma mater, Middlebury College.
Often, major challenges inspire us to grow in ways we could never anticipate. When she found herself at a crossroad in life, she knew it was time to get to work. "Things were not quite right. I was overwhelmed; nothing was working." Turning to her passion for personal development and psychology, she began ambitiously implementing systems that started pulling things into place. "I was always good at getting organized, but I didn't understand why things didn't stay organized."
After reading, international sensation, "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up", by Marie Kondo, she gained valuable insight into the disconnect that many people have between the amount of stuff that's in their space and the value it provides in their life. "I was astonished when I realized that I was trying to organize and make room for all these things, before I'd even considered whether or not I valued them in my home." Suddenly, things were very different. As she began eliminating unnecessary clutter and intentionally designing her home to better serve her family, other areas of her life started to follow suit. "You don't realize how much of an impact your mindset about your stuff has, on all the other aspects of your life. It was like I'd suddenly given myself permission to design and organize everything that touched my life. I was steering the ship, rather than floating down a river."
Now, Sam sees every challenge is an opportunity to make life easier. "I implement systems for organizing my goals, time, bills, home... EVERYTHING! My family gets a chuckle out of it, but it's such a relief to have a method to keep things running smoothly. I have time and space for the things that really matter. That's why I'm so passionate about helping other people achieve the same thing!"