About Us

Kristin Vander Wiede

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 after spending five years working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  There, she decided that her true talents and joy came from helping people organize and simplify their lives.  Work has never been work since.

In 2005 Kristin brought her business back to her hometown of Guilford, Connecticut. Over the years she and her team of Professional Organizers have performed various duties 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.

Her organizing niche quickly became paper and digital organizing.  She has worked with regular clients for over 15 years performing bookkeeping, creating customized paper management systems, and providing consulting services to small businesses.  She also teaches basic organizing principles through lectures and seminars.

In addition to one-on-one consulting, Kristin created Life’s Lists in 2014.  Her shop provides printable and digitally editable organizing tools, templates, workbooks and activities.  She has helped thousands of people around the world bring simple organizational systems into their homes with the click of a button.  Drawing from her hands on experience with clients, Kristin is constantly creating new products to make DIY organizing achievable.

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 raising her son and daughter with her husband Chris, who owns Vandertech, a computer consulting business.

Heather Collins

Heather Collins

Professional Organizer

After receiving a BA degree from Bowdoin College in 1999 and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, Heather worked for six years on the design team for the Central Park Conservancy in New York City specializing in designing playgrounds.

When her twin boys were born in 2012, she and her family moved to Madison, CT. In 2017 they welcomed a baby girl. For Heather, professional organizing is a way to use her design skills and experience as the mom of three, to help people create a happier and more productive relationship to the spaces in which they live and work.

Lindsay Gilberto

Professional Organizer

A hobby organizer who used to tidy her friends’ rooms on play dates, Lindsay is thrilled to be organizing professionally.

Lindsay has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Relations from UConn, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hunter College, and a Masters in Childhood Education with a concentration in Art Education from Hunter College.

While living in Brooklyn for 10 years and Philadelphia for 3, Lindsay developed an appreciation for architecture and honed her skill for living large in small spaces. She recently moved to her husband’s hometown of Guilford after completing the ultimate organizing project: designing and building their new home. (Well, someone else actually built it, but she was there every day!

As an art teacher of 20 years, Lindsay comes to organizing with an eye for detail and an obsession with aesthetics. She believes a space functions best when it is beautiful, and takes great pleasure in creating stylized spaces that not only look great but feel good to be in. She enjoys decanting dry goods, rainbow order, collections, tag sales, cute things in glass jars and on trays, travel, art, eating, cooking, ceramics, beachcombing, yoga, hiking, and spending time with her son, daughter, and husband (but not necessarily in that order).