My name is Christy Lingo and I am a Professional Organizer serving Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding Central Ohio area. I am the oldest of five children whose ages span 14 years with a mother whose motto was "Be organized or be lost." Upon leaving home, I spent 14 years honing my organizing skills by moving more than 15 times and living in an average of 700 sq. foot, most times with minimal closet space and limited storage. In 2009 I began Simple Solutions Design to share my organizing skills and work with clients to develop maintainable systems of organization and to reclaim space in their homes.
I am a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) where I am a member of their Golden Circle and the Enviromentally-Conscious Organizers special interest group. As a member of the NAPO Ohio Chapter I serve as Marketing Director and editor of the Reuse & Recycle List to help promote responsible decluttering. Check out my Declutter and Recycle page for places to responsibly declutter your items. I am also a member of the Institute for Chronic Disorganization (ICD) where I regularly take classes on hoarding and other mental health factors that contribute to chronic disorganization. I have earned my Level One certificate of study in Chronic Disorganization through ICD.
My organizing philosophy is simple: let's find a home for it and make sure it finds its way home. To me, being organized is less about pretty boxes with perfect labels (although I am a sucker for my label maker) and more about learning to determine what is really important to you, to put things away when you're finished and to act immediately rather than letting clutter collect. But trust me, we can definitely work the pretty boxes with labels in somewhere.
When I'm not organizing, I'm an energetic mom of 2 boys under the age of 5 who loves organic gardening, bread baking, world traveling, and HIIT workouts. I have a passion for Shakespeare and power tools.