Wendy Zanders is a professional organizer who is passionate about helping people collect memories and experiences, not things. She is also a wife and a mother of two young children. An underperformer in grade school due to undiagnosed attention deficit disorder (ADD), she worked hard and surpassed the expectations of everyone around her.
After enlisting in the Army in June of 2000, Wendy found that she had a knack for systems and organizing. she excelled as a Unit Supply Specialist and Unit Armorer, where she was able to use her innate talent for organizing to keep her unit’s stocks categorized and arranged. When she received high praise for her work, she began to see how much her skills and talents were needed. She also met her husband, a fellow army soldier, while serving.
Always a generally neat and tidy person, Wendy was shocked by how her home fell into disarray after suffering through several episodes of depression. After her nephew passed away in December of 2015, Wendy went through a period of depression that went undiagnosed for over a year. That struggle has helped her understand and empathize with her clients who struggle with cluttered and disorganized homes due to diagnosed or undiagnosed depression. She decided to combine the knowledge gained from her own personal experience with her aptitude for organizing to become a professional organizer in 2017.
Wendy now helps families get organized by helping them identify what has created the clutter in their lives, and by helping them create systems so they can get back in control of their possessions and homes. Wendy is compassionate and non-judgmental, and walks clients through each step of the process. After working with Wendy, clients are empowered to follow her big rule, “Collect Memories and Experiences, NOT Things.”
I am a proud member of the following organizations:
Women's Networking Alliance (WNA)
Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce
Happy Neighborhood Project (HNP)
Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
If you were inspired by my story, you can gain even more inspiration, insight and helpful tips in my book, From Brokenness to Strength!