The Organized Life is a San Francisco-based company owned and run by me, Emily Wilska. Organizing has long been my passion, and I'm excited to share that passion with others.
Years spent living in apartments with less-than-generous storage have taught me to make the best use of space and to find creative solutions to organizing problems. Professional experience in the independent film, start-up and corporate worlds has taught me to hone my paper, time, and information organizing skills. A lifelong love of travel, and numerous trips each year, have allowed me to master the arts of packing light, preparing well for traveling, and making the most of time in the air or on the road.
My goal as a professional organizer is to create customized, enjoyable organizing systems that are effective, usable, and easy to stick with. Organization isn't just for the organized, and my team and I can work with you to develop a plan that fits your needs, your space, and your personality.
The Organized Life team includes skilled, experienced Professional Organizers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Team members' areas of expertise include working with seniors, financial organizing, photos and memorabilia, downsizing, working with hoarders, time and task management, information organizing, and general residential organizing. No matter what organizational challenge you're facing, chances are we can help.
Affiliations and Education
I am a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), and the Director of Professional Development for the NAPO-SFBA Chapter. I adhere to NAPO's guiding principles of integrity, honesty, and confidentiality. In addition, I have the honor of being an inaugural Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®).
I also belong to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD; formerly the NSGCD), which is devoted to exploring methods, techniques, approaches, and solutions that benefit chronically disorganized clients. Through the ICD, I have received my certificates as a Chronic Disorganization specialist and an ADD specialist, as well as the following Certificates of Study:
- Chronic Disorganization
- Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client
- CD Client Administration
- Learning Styles and Modalities
- Understanding the Needs of the Elderly CD Client
- Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client
- Basic Physical Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client
I hold a BA in Film from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. I'm the Editor of the BellaOnline Organization site, a Board member and the chair of the Program Development Committee of the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers, the Marketing Director of the NAWBO-SFBA chapter, and the Editor of the ICD's newsletter, The Chronical.