Organized at Last is a professional organizing company based in Bellingham, Washington. We are a team of professional organizers, with over 25 years of experience. We work individually or together to guide you through your organizational challenges. We provide a realistic, practical approach from start to finish.
Julie’s passion for organizing and creating clarity developed as a very young child. Due to her mother’s long-term illness, Julie’s childhood home was a place of chaotic disorder. Feeling as though she was “drowning” in the clutter, Julie decided to take matters into her own hands and began the tedious process of de-cluttering. Through clutter removal, streamlined systems, and time management, Julie finally experienced the freedom of organization and simplicity and thus began her lifelong passion for helping others to do the same.
Julie is a wife, mother of 3 grown and married sons and 3 amazing grandchildren. She has owned and operated OAL for over 20 years. Julie teaches classes and workshops on a variety of topics related to the subject of organization, and has spoken at many venues around the state sharing her expertise and passion for changing lives through ordering lives.
Melissa is a wife to her high school sweetheart, and a mother of two. She grew up with parents who were into “flipping” houses, and naturally fell in love with the process of remodeling and has flipped (purchased, remodeled, and sold) a half a dozen of her own homes by renovating, as well as building two houses from scratch. Her mother would always call her the professional organizer in the family starting from a little girl. She would also organize most of her friends’ houses and always wished she could do it as a job as a grown up.
Melissa has a degree in Sociology from UBC. Her early work experience has been in the airline industry as well as administration at a high-end design firm called Herman Miller, at the University of B.C. and a provincial agency, B.C. Hydro. Although the experience at these large organizations has been amazing, she has never felt her passion for design and organizing has been as satisfied as she does now with helping people organize and recreate their space to something practical and beautiful. She is currently enrolled in an online Interior design diploma program to further develop her skills and understanding of design.
Melissa believes passionately in the transformation of a space helping people function better.
Amy has always loved creating peaceful simplified spaces out of chaos and clutter. Because of her love of cooking, her favorite areas to bring order to are kitchens and pantries. Her passion for creating calm spaces started as a child and has been a theme through out her life. She spent her early twenties at Capernwray Bible School in New Zealand as Assistant Housekeeper and later an Office Manager at the same school. She enjoyed both positions because they involved creating and implementing systems that made the school run more smoothly.
Amy has helped many friends organize their homes and lives and is thrilled to now be a part of the Organized at Last team.
Amy is a wife, mother of 3.
Angie graduated with a degree in horticulture in Santa Barbara, where she fell in love with plant design. She lives with her husband and two boys, whom she enjoys reading, traveling and cooking with. In her spare time, Angie likes to listen to podcasts and organize her closet. She finds her home to be calm and peaceful and desires to help others create similar home environments. Not surprisingly, Angie loves using plants and books in interior design.
Lesha was born and raised in Whatcom County and graduated from WWU. She’s a wife and mother of two teens. Throughout her married life, Lesha has found herself living minimally and simply. After being blessed to stay at home while her children were small, Lesha reached out to Julie to come alongside her and the Organized at Last team. She loves to organize and de-clutter, and enjoys helping others to do the same.
Lesha loves thrift store shopping, going on dates with her husband, and watching her children at their sporting events and performances.
Marissa has enjoyed organizing her whole life, she just didn’t realize it until adulthood! She was a messy child, but took pleasure in cleaning and organizing her best friend’s bedroom since they couldn’t play until it was done! As an adult, she had been organizing her friend’s homes for years, but felt aimless in choosing a career after her college graduation from Western in 2015 (B.S. in Psychology). These were fun projects for her, but she didn’t realize you could do it for a living.
One day, after a brainstorming session and a Google search she found Julie Clarke and Organized At Last, and she knew she had to be a part of this amazing mission to help people live emptier, fuller lives! She has a particular love for organizing bedrooms and closets, and she is often the go-to girl for heavy lifting and consignment (she practically lives at Labels!). She loves learning about design from the other women on the team and believes that an organized living space leads to an organized, and peaceful, mind. The feeling of giving another person peace in their home is like no other.”
Michelle is a Bellingham native, graduating from Sehome High School and WWU. After 24 years in the classroom, Michelle retired from teaching and joined lifelong friend, Julie Clarke, at Organized At Last. Michelle and her husband, Norm, have remodeled four homes and have recently downsized to a smaller home which required organizational skills such as those taught in Julie’s classes. Michelle likes their home to be calm, comfortable and uncluttered. The Dahl’s have two grown sons, one daughter in law, and an adorable grandson.