Home + office organization by Lauren Weldon May, CPO®. Certified Professional Organizer® in Kansas City, especially obsessed with all things office.
I have spent my entire life organizing. As a child, I found it fun to arrange Barbie’s clothes by season and sort my mother’s recipes. Before I knew it, friends and family saw my natural ability and asked for help with their playrooms, closets and kitchen cabinets. Friends who were grounded for their messy rooms were still allowed to invite me over – within hours, we would have cleaned out their closet or un-cluttered their playhouse. It didn’t take me long to realize that other people saw organizing as a daunting task…and that I found joy in helping them.
I earned my business degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, then spent several years in Austin working in the busy world of luxury hotels at some of the best locations in the city including the Driskill Hotel and W Austin. After moving to Temple, Texas, I started Lauren Weldon Organized Interiors to hone my organizing skills and help people create lovely, inviting homes. I brought my organizing business to Kansas City in Summer 2017. In Summer 2020, my husband (an Army JAG officer) and I will be relocating to Charlottesville, VA.
After organizing residential clients for five years, I began to realize my favorite days were always, always paperwork sessions. Most people absolutely dread paperwork, but for some reason, I can't get enough of it. While I love to tear apart a closet or re-do a pantry, I am especially obsessed with organizing home and small business offices. While the trend toward going paperless won't be going anywhere anytime soon, so many people still have tons of papers and no clue what to do with them. To top it off, there's a world of digital clutter hiding in your laptop, apps, and email. Whether you just need a little assistance getting your email under control or need a full office overhaul complete with setting up a file system, I've got you covered!
In November 2019, I became a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) through the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO). In order to even sit for the rigorous two hour exam on organizing principles, philosophies, and methodologies, I had to have 1,500 hours of paid client work in the three years prior to my certification! I have been a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) since 2012. I am also a NAPO Golden Circle Organizer.