Sara Bereika, CPO®, CPO-CD®

Certified Professional Organizer, ADD Specialist, Expert On A&E’s Hoarders

When Mindy, Cathy and I founded Abundance Organizing in 2010, we envisioned going beyond the status quo to maximize the connection we have with clients and tap into collaborative opportunities with therapists, coaches, and other professionals. There is a real depth to the work that we do. We don’t just organize, we advocate for and support our clients.

With a degree in Graphic/Information Design, I continue to use the techniques I learned in design school and apply them to the work I do as an organizer. I enjoy project management, space planning, and setting up workable systems. Through personal experiences, extensive training, and hands-on work with adults with ADD/ADHD, chronic disorganization and addiction, I’ve gained the expertise and empathy to help people who are facing tough challenges. I’ve learned the value of clear communication and know how to really listen. My approach is motivational and non-judgmental.

As a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization with dual certification as a CPO and CPO-CD and as a Coach Approach for Organizers™ graduate, I really value professional development and helping others advance their knowledge. I’m a contributing author for the leading organizer training sourcebook, “ The ICD Guide to Chronic Disorganization for Professional Organizers,” and I speak to groups on topics ranging from time management to hoarding. I have appeared on A&E’s Emmy nominated show “Hoarders” and in publications like GQ Magazine and Ladies Home Journal.

Like my grandmother, I’m pretty resourceful and I love to organize using things in ways they weren’t intended. Like using a cylinder glass vase in my craft room to hold my many rolls of string. I like to be crafty. My favorite organizing tool is magazine file holders. I’ve used them for loose papers, manuals, coloring books, fabric swatches, spray paint cans, small gift bags, plastic wrap, even magazines!

I truly enjoy the work I do and the connections I make with people. I also love spending my free time playing with my son, especially when my husband and our two rescue cats join in—we enjoy just being silly together!