Meet Our Team

Meet our Team of Professional Organizers

We are Boston’s premium professional organizing company. We have been in business for over 21 years and have received the esteemed award of Best of Boston Home, Best Professional Organizer. We are dedicated to providing our clients with an exceptional organizing experience in a judgment-free atmosphere resulting in a comfortable, functional and orderly personal space.

Our specialties include home organizing, office organizing and move organizing. We have experience with all levels of clutter and are able transform any space into an organized haven!

We take a hands-on, personal approach to organizing. We can work with you side by side, or work independently to help you declutter and set up organizing systems that are custom-designed for your space and needs. We work efficiently and non-judgmentally and can organize your entire home, or just focus on the areas where you need the most help. We will also teach you how to effectively use the organizing systems we create, so it will be easy for you to stay organized in the future.

We have been nationally recognized for our expertise in professional organizing. Our hard-working, experienced organizers are professionally trained and skilled to help organize all areas of your home, office and life. Having a team of organizers allows us to take on large organizing projects and be available on short notice. With personal projects, an organizer will work with you one-on-one to really get to know you, your personal space and your organizing needs.

At Organizing Boston, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service. We invite you to meet our team members below and contact us for a complimentary consultation today.

Sarah Buckwalter

Founder

Sarah Buckwalter is a Certified Professional Organizer® with over 21 years of experience in home and move organization. In January of 2000, she founded Organizing Boston. Organizing Boston is the largest professional organizing firm in New England and was awarded Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer by Boston Magazine.

Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.

With a desire to help everyone get organized, Sarah developed an online organizing platform, Organizing U. Organizing U offers a professional organizer directory, online courses and virtual organizing programs to help people live more organized lives. Organizing U also offers training programs for Professional Organizers.

Sarah is the author of Organize your STUFF!: 5 Simple Steps to Organize Everything.

Sarah holds a B.A. in Journalism and French from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and attended the Université de Rouen in France. She is a Certified Professional Organizer®, a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), The Massachusetts and Delaware Ambassador for NAPO, a member of The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), has served on the Board of Directors for NAPO-New England and is currently the President of NAPO-Colorado.

To learn more about Sarah and connect with her, please visit her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahbuckwalter

Libby Russell

Professional Organizer / Project Manager / Move Manager

Libby has been a Professional Organizer, Move Manager and Project Manager with Organizing Boston since 2016. Prior to this, Libby ran her own organizing business for several years.

Libby loves seeing the positive impact an organized space can have on a person’s life and well-being. She enjoys helping clients reduce the clutter in their homes to make space for what’s really important to them. Libby loves preparing homes for sale, helping clients get settled after a move and setting up functional spaces. She has a passion for color-coded closets and she’s never met a to-do list she can’t tackle.

Libby holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Maine.
Prior to pursuing a career in professional organizing she worked as a teacher. She is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) as well as a member of the local chapter, NAPO New England.

Libby grew up in Maine, which sparked her love of the great outdoors. When not organizing she enjoys hiking, swimming, watching sports, live comedy, reading and listening to podcasts.

Molly Hughes Shivley

Lead Organizer / Project Manager

Molly has been an Organizing Boston team member since 2021. Prior to her career in home organization, she was a human resources (HR) professional in healthcare and financial services.

Molly believes a decluttered space means a decluttered mind. When everything has its place, then you can focus on the things that really matter. As a busy mom of two boys, she understands the challenge of keeping the home tidy and aspires to incorporate realistic solutions that’ll work well after your last session together. She has a passion for design and uses it as a guiding principle when recommending solutions, products, or materials.

With over 14 years as a HR professional, she leans on her relationship building skills to create a thoughtful and empathetic approach. She really enjoys getting to know her clients and feels privileged to be entrusted in their organization journey.

Molly holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, is a member of NAPO, and CID certified. She is the founder of A Pretty Neat Place, a company that focuses on the intersection of design and organization. She enjoys spending her free time with family, running, traveling, hosting, and all things Bravo.

Ruby Anderson

Professional Organizer

Ruby started her organizing career in San Francisco, CA where she primarily worked in the relocation industry. She assisted clients with decluttering to prepare for moves and also led teams helping clients unpack and get settled in their new homes. Ruby loves helping clients achieve a sense of satisfaction by organizing their living spaces to be functional, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing. Raised by two artists, she long ago developed a keen eye for detail and an ability to think outside the box and always looks to apply these skills to every job she does.

Previously, Ruby has worn many hats, including being a caregiver to 400 rescued animals on a farm, a wrangler of 60 small dogs in a single room, and a keeper of books at several public libraries. But, she has always been an organizer at heart and in her personal life, particularly influenced by her childhood home. The house was a postmodern curiosity (designed by her architect father) that emphasized open space, efficiency, and minimalism. Every area had purpose and beauty. Growing up in this environment, Ruby learned to appreciate how an uncluttered home can produce a calm and welcoming atmosphere.

When not organizing, Ruby finds time to be an illustrator, salsa dancer, pianist, and dog fanatic. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dance performance from Oberlin College, attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO). Originally from Vermont, she is happy to be back in the unparalleled beauty of New England.

Karen Manning

Professional Organizer

Karen is a natural organizer with a knack for transforming cluttered, confusing spaces into well-organized retreats. Her goal with every client is to create business or family environments that promote greater productivity and peace of mind. Growing up in a military family, Karen learned early the importance of keeping her living space organized to make multiple re-locations easier and she enjoys using what she learned to help her clients.

Since earning her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bentley University, Karen has worked as an administrator and marketer for companies large and small, including acting as assistant to the CEO of a 500-person supplies business. Karen also has specific experience working with individuals or families living with disabilities such as Autism, ADHD, or OCD with their unique organizational needs.

In her personal life, Karen pursues her passion for health and fitness, including being a certified personal trainer. She enjoys time with her family and friends and loves meeting and talking with people from different cultures throughout the world.