Amanda Scudder, MSW, CPO®
As a busy professional, wife, and mother, I recognize the value of simplicity and organization. Cutting the excess and distractions from my time and space makes it possible for me to focus on what is important. As I practice this in my life, I find solutions that work and work that I’m passionate about. Getting unstuck is amazing and I love helping people get there.
I believe that what you need will be there when you need it. The trick is to be receptive to it. When you are overwhelmed with too much of anything, it is hard to respond when opportunities come your way. By minimizing clutter and chaos, you make room for infinite possibilities. Organizing has transformational effects: less stress and frustration and more energy for productivity, creativity, fun, family, and friends.
My background includes interior design, a psychology degree from Syracuse University, a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and more than 14 years in human services. I understand systems and how people influence, and are influenced by, their environment. I enjoy learning about people so that I can help them find sustainable solutions. Organizing is a social activity and I love building strong connections with people and helping them achieve their goals.
Since joining the Abundance Organizing team in 2012, I’ve received training in ADD/ADHD and motivational interviewing. I’m a Certified Professional Organizer and have earned Level I and Level II Certification in Challenging Disorganization from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
My husband, two children, dog, cat, and 1920s house with minimum storage and an experimental organic front yard food garden provide me with endless inspiration and opportunities for constant innovation. I’m active in my neighborhood civic association and two PTAs. I’m interested in sustainable ecological design (permaculture) and living simply. For me, there is no happier place to be than in the saddle or on the road.
My favorite organizing tool is a desk-top filing system for action items. It keeps things looking tidy, but still front-of-mind.