“A wish changes nothing, a decision changes everything."
As a former newspaper photographer & editor, I now spend a lot more time editing rooms than pictures. I help clients visualize potential, clear the logjams and sort the forest from the trees. And yes, I do love metaphors.
In 2010 I helped my parents downsize and relocate to an independent living senior community, and after my father died in 2017, I facilitated my mom’s move into assisted living. This was the genesis of Jane Hale Organizing LLC.
I love working with people ready to embrace change, whether transitioning to a new home or transforming an existing area into a more organized and functional space.
My goal is to lighten your load and de-stress your mess in creative, eco-friendly, ways. It is my joy to help you find yours in whatever area of the home you find overwhelming.
After earning a BA in Journalism from MSU, I worked on various publications for a few years before moving on to a job at The Flint Journal that lasted 25 years.
I am a very active member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) Michigan Chapter and served on the board for over four years as Director of Professional Development. In 2019, our chapter earned the Chapter of the Year designation from NAPO HQ.
In that capacity, I coordinated continuing education for our chapter, which took my love of learning, coordinating and serving to a whole new level by planning programs & finding speakers for our monthly meetings.
I continue my education by attending national conferences and pursuing online coursework to continually absorb fresh ideas.
NAPO UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATIONS
Life Transitions Specialist
Household Management Specialist
In July 2018 I became a NAPO Golden Circle member, celebrating five years in the organizing & productivity business.
AN EVOLVING WORK LIFE
In late 2015, I expanded my repertoire to include an 18-month project with a small manufacturing business client where I got to use my power tools as well as my organizing skills, and to partner with a fellow NAPO MI organizer on the job.
In 2018 I led a team of three organizers, transforming a warehouse-sized storage area that had become a dumping zone into well-organized, well-labeled and well-defined user-friendly zones of storage shelving.
I now specialize in working with seniors in both organizing and relocation projects, and small team projects for both residential and business clients.