Tell us about yourself and how you got your start in Organizing?
Tanisha was born & raised in Los Angeles, CA and left sunny Cali to experience HBCU life to attend “the Mecca” Howard University. She graduated from the School of Business in the early 90s. She’s married with 5 children (two that she birthed, one by marriage, and two of her cousins).
Becoming a professional organizer is a career after Tanisha’s own heart. Organizing has been a passion of hers since she was a young child and a skill that comes as second nature. Pair her organizing skills with her intense desire to serve people and Tanisha’s dream career was born. In addition to working with clients on their organization projects, Tanisha developed & teaches several organizing workshops at local community colleges, faith based institutions, community centers, corporations, & property management locations across Southern California.
She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Costco Connections Magazine, Goop.com (Gwyneth Paltrow’s Lifestyle Brand), Patrice C Washington’s Redefining Wealth Podcast, and countless other blogs around the world.
Tanisha has been a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) since 2014 and has served on the LA Chapter board since 2016 and currently in the position of Immediate Past President. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Professional Organizers (NABPO).
Her motto of “No Judgment, I’m Here to Help” is a consistent theme in the work space, in the classroom, & on social media. She has realized since started her business in January 2013, that her natural gift to organize is the answer to someone’s struggle and her goal is to reach as many people that desire to learn a little Natural Born Organizology.”
Being organized doesn’t mean your space will/has to be perfect at ALL times. What it does is makes maintaining your space measurably easier and less time consuming.Organization is NOT perfection! Its simply…efficient!
What is a memorable moment that confirmed your passion for your work?
After we bought our home in 2009, I was watching HGTV and an organizing expert was a part of one of the shows. I was immediately intrigued and instantly remembered when I helped my 6th grade teacher declutter and organize her room while my classmates were playing on the yard during recess and lunch. I also used to organize the kitchen and closets when my parents would take weekend getaways to Mexico when I was in High School.
How do you get your inspiration and ideas?
I pull my inspiration from everywhere but I mostly listen to my clients and their ultimate goal for their spaces.
While we are spending more time at Home for those needing a little guidance, are you offering any upcoming challenges to help inspire?
Right now I am offering FREE Small Group Virtual Q&A Sessions which are an awesome way to get expert guidance, specialized action items, and accountability to start & complete your projects.
With Families working and schooling from home, What are 3 tips you can share with in creating a space that is practical ?
1) A set schedule is key. All students need boundaries to stay on task. Post a schedule in a common area on a gigantic post-it note.
2) Keep the study area simple. Do not complicate things. The goal is to be able to “reset” the space once school time is over. Use baskets or a rolling cart for school supplies to enable flexibility.
3) If possible, seek temporary help (a college student or another family member) to help with young children, even if it only for a few hours.
What is coming up for you? Let us know of your upcoming webinars
I will be offering Masterclasses every month starting in September. Please check my website for the latest information.