Hello! I’m Lela
& I’m organized-ish
I’m a former professional organizer turned full-time blogger, and I do things a little differently around here than the organization content you’re used to. You won’t find unrealistically staged areas, perfect containers lined up in rows with useless gaps in between, and you definitely won’t see me arranging my refrigerator in rainbow order.
I spend every single day of my life helping busy people get their homes and lives Organized-ish so they have more time for the things they care about and spend less time searching for the scissors.
What You’ll Find Here
Home Organizing & Decluttering
Learn how to organize and declutter your home with these tips, tutorials, and exclusive advice from a professional organizer.
routines & Life Organization
Create schedules, routines, and plans so you can master time management skills and feel like you’re finally in control.
Home Maintenance & Cleaning
Step by step DIY projects, cleaning tutorials, and easy hacks to maintain your home and keep it looking its best.
get to know me
fun facts about myself
- I’m obsessed with denim, so plan on seeing a lot of it here.
- My rescue dog sheds more than a wool rug store, so I’m rarely seen without a vacuum in my hand.
- I name everything. Plants, rugs, furniture, stray cats, appliances, and neighbors. Yes, I know my neighbors have names, but mine are better.
- I’ve got a sassy sense of humor. Just making sure you’re down with that.
More Popular Categories
Crafting & cricut
From Cricut tips and beginner tutorials to organizing your dream craft room, you belong here if you love crafting.
Planners & notes
If you’re planner-obsessed, we are instant friends! Here’s everything planner and list-making related.
holidays & hosting
Get a jump-start on holiday planning with this archive of everything you need for seasonal celebrations.
how to connect with me
I publish new blog posts weekly, but if you really want to get Organized-ish, you can follow me on social media for even more ideas and peeks inside how I keep my own life organized. New Instagram content is posted every weekday, Youtube videos are live on Saturday mornings, and shoppable LTK photos are posted daily.
In Case You’re Wondering
how to pronounce my name
The biggest question I get asked: how to pronounce my name: say it like LEE-luh. 🙂
Who else lives with me
I am married to my partner Nigel, I have a teenage son named Noah, the sweetest dog in the world named Winston, and three trouble making cats named Anakin, Marty, and Doc.
Where I live
I live in East Tennessee, right outside Chattanooga. We have a good mix of all four seasons here, but Springtime is definitely my favorite.
What I do for work
I left my day job in 2021 and now I run my blog and printable planner company full time. My partner Nigel left his job in 2023 to join me here at Organized-ish.
Do I organize for clients?
I am no longer offering in-home organizing services, but every once in a while I open up applications for special projects. Keep an eye on my Instagram Stories for those opportunities.
How to find freebies
I have made some super helpful freebies to help you get your home and life more organized. They’re all saved in the Freebie Library and you can get that password by signing up for my email list here.
5 Minute declutter
My signature method to help you declutter your home in just five minutes a day.
Here are 12 easy ways to get organized this year for both your home & lifestyle.
Get all the kitchen organization inspo with this tour of every cabinet and drawer.
looking for something?
If you’re ever looking for specific topics, you’ll find search bars in the top menu, sidebar, and here on this page. You can type what you need and you’ll automatically be served every blog post related to it.