I started Meredith Gruner Professional Organizing in 2015.
Before starting my own business, I spent ten years as a social worker, both internationally and stateside, but I have been an organizer of sorts for as long as I can remember. My work in Sri Lanka following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and my career in Nashville working with refugees from all over the world required a high level of organizational ability. These jobs also required a high level of clear communication and compassion, two skills that I believe are vital to have as a professional organizer.
I've always loved being organized. As a child, I loved rearranging my room and organizing my personal space. Family members have laughingly asked me, "Did you ever actually play with your toys or just find different ways of displaying them?!" This love for order and creating "homes" for the things I love has followed me into adulthood. I have been able to help overwhelmed friends and family members create a more organized space for themselves.
It is so refreshing to walk into a room that makes good use of the space, is aesthetically pleasing, conjures feelings of warmth, inspires creativity and productivity, and creates a beautiful ambiance. It's also nice and important to be able to find things when you need to! While practicality is crucial, I see no reason why beauty needs to take a back seat. I really believe that getting organized can be a fun, uplifting, and transforming process, one which I am confident I can help you achieve.
I grew up in Franklin, Tennessee and have lived in Nashville for several years. My husband is an architect and we enjoy doing renovation work to our sweet East Nashville circa 1920's bungalow. In my spare time I love to read, try new recipes, travel, and of course, rearrange and organize my space from time to time!