Changing the World…One Room at a Time!

February 19, 2009

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Hey, folks ~ welcome to my blog!  My passions are organizing peoples’ homes, helping them live in a more “green” way, and transforming their living spaces from unusable to enjoyable!  I’ll be adding information on all of these topics regularly, and hope you’ll feel free to share your responses with me, too. 

I discovered my love of organizing just after graduating college when I was starting to collect mid century decor.  I was living in smaller urban duplexes built before the onset of walk in closets (or any kind of closets, for that matter), and although I loved my new digs, they were woefully devoid of proper storage – anywhere.  From the kitchen to the bedrooms, these turn of the century places were chock-full of lovely architectural details – which was why I fell in love with them! – but were clearly built before mass consumerism, and all the STUFF that came with it, overtook our society.

I love entertaining, and time and time again, guests would comment on how great my place looked – full of interesting things to look at, comfortable places to enjoy a good visit, but without sacrificing my desire to build on my mid century accessory and furniture love.  They started asking me to come and do the same for them in their homes, which I gladly did!  Satisfied friends sent me to their friends and family to organize/re-decorate using what they already owned and loved, and a business was born!

That was back in 2001, and since then I have enjoyed wonderful transformative experiences with many happy clients.  I look forward to sharing with you some of the things I’ve learned along the way, particularly in the area of green organizing, and look forward to hearing from you, too!

My website:  www.shipshapehouston.com – Changing the World, One Room at a Time!

Marcie Baker Turrin, CPO, IRN