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Kristin wrote a bi-weekly column called “Ask The Organizer,” featured in the Shore Publishing newspapers for 7 years and owned The Organized Lifestyle Store from 2006-2011.

Kristin was named 2007 Small Business Person of the Year by the Guilford Chamber of Commerce.

In her spare time she loves to knit, paint, cook, organize for herself and sleep.

Kristin Vander Wiede

Professional Organizer/Owner

Kristin founded Livable Solutions professional organizing in 2004. She spent five years working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and decided that her true talents were found in helping people organize their lives as a professional organizer. In 2005 she brought her business back to her hometown of Guilford, CT.  Over the years she has performed various duties for her clients including: massive household purging, creating home filing systems, restructuring closets to make them more efficient, setting up spaces for home businesses, staging yard sales, selling unwanted objects online, purchasing custom products for clients, and hauling unwanted objects to donation sites.   She also performs bookkeeping, creates customized paper management systems, and provides business consulting services to small businesses.  She made a hobby into a career and loves to help others organize their time, homes and offices.  She also teaches other basic organizing principles through lectures and seminars.

Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Franklin and Marshall College.  She has her Masters in Management (MSM) and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Albertus Magnus College.

Kristin’s latest and greatest job has been taking care of her son Andrew with her husband Chris, who owns Vandertech (www.vandertech.com), a computer consulting business.

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Heather Collins

Professional Organizer

After receiving a BA degree from Bowdoin College in 1999 and an MLA degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, Heather worked for six years designing playgrounds for the Central Park Conservancy in New York City.  When her twin sons were born in 2012, she and her family moved to Madison, CT.  For Heather, professional organizing is a way to use her design skills and experience as the mom of two high-energy children to help people create a happier and more productive relationship to the spaces in which they live and work.