Perri Kersh

Perri Kersh is the neatest, and sometimes freakiest, at Neat Freak Professional Organizing, LLC in Chapel Hill. She works with individuals, families, small business owners and students to help them get and stay organized. When she’s not organizing for others, she frequently shovels up after her husband and children. You can read more about Neat Freak on the website above or reach Perri at 919-824-8196.

Confessions of a Neat Freak

One of the most interesting things about my job is the sneak peek into people’s private lives. I often describe my work as a nonclinical helping profession with an in-the-trenches view of how people really live. Part of what makes an organizer a good one, is being there with the client, in a completely nonjudgmental …

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Helping Those in Need

Watching the refugee crisis or any number of natural disasters unfold before us on the news is heartbreaking. Our natural tendency is to want to do something—anything—that makes us feel like we’re helping those in need. While sitting here in the comfort of Chapel Hill, observing our excess, we may have the thought that we …

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Quitting Time

I’ve been thinking about quitting a lot lately. Not quitting my job (because I truly love what I do), but quitting other things. Things that no longer serve me, make me happy or make me say, “Hell, yeah!” This is new territory for me because most of the time, I’m a finisher. I’ll tough out …

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Planning for Spontaneity

One of my favorite things about summer is the spontaneity. For those who know me well, I’m not exactly a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal. I live by my calendar, and despite my best efforts, I sometimes do glorify busyness (there is a trophy for the person who does the most, right?). But during the summer, …

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An Ode to the Camp Trunk

I just returned from dropping two very happy kids off at sleepaway camp. Our kids absolutely love this ritual of summer … a week or two spent outdoors, unplugged, making new friends and having a few adventures. This also means I get to spend the week prior to camp packing up the beloved camp trunks. …

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Use it or Lose it

In the past two months, I’ve had more than 25 people ask if I’ve heard of Japanese organizer Marie Kondo and her bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The main premise of this book is that the items in your home should “spark joy” or be tossed. And she has people around the world …

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