My name is Montaine (Willow) Bronner. I am a professional organizer. Prior to being a professional organizer, I was an elementary school teacher in Cheyenne Mountain School District. I loved being a teacher! I was lucky to have been able to spend 30 years of my life doing something I was so passionate about.
Once I retired from teaching, I decided that I wanted to continue spending my time doing things that I enjoy and find rewarding. I started Willow's Organizing for several reasons. First, I find it very rewarding to help people. Next, the Artist in Me, enjoys the creative aspects of organizing a space. Finally, I appreciate the feeling of accomplishment that comes after the job is complete.
Organizing comes naturally to me, and I appreciate it when things are organized and tidy---but my own home was not always that way. I had more stuff than I had room for, and I didn't have a good plan for putting things back where they belonged---because I wasn't always sure where that was. Piles grew. I was overwhelmed.
After I retired from teaching, I went through my entire home and decluttered every drawer, closet, and room. I even decluttered our piano! My husband and I had kept a piano in our home for years (we both wanted to learn to play). Getting rid of the piano meant actually accepting that we were never going to learn to play.
I know how hard it is to confront your things, and I know how hard it is make decisions about what to do with them. A lot of feelings come up.
Eventually, my house felt calm. Finally, my house was no longer a source of stress, but was instead a source of peacefulness. I want to help other people create a home that feels like a sanctuary.
Also, being ecologically minded, I didn't want to just throw everything out with the trash. Part of my journey included finding ways to have my discarded items find new homes. I explored several charities and recycling options available in the Pikes Peak region.
I want to make a positive impact in people's lives, and I find great joy in helping people.
I am ready to help you begin your journey to calm.