“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 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.