What's up at Amy's house?
As many of you know, my father died last year. My brother and I sorted through every object in the house, deciding what each of us would keep, what would go to other family members, and what would be sold in the estate sale. Now I have the boxes of carefully selected belongings in my already-full house. I confess that I'm not objective in this area and find myself wishing I had my own organizer. I really see how being too close to something makes it hard to have perspective and make good decisions. This experience leaves me with even more compassion for all of you feeling overwhelmed and/or burdened by physical things, even if they're important to you. You have my sympathy.
Amy is an entrepreneur, and has been a successful designer and business owner since 1996. With an architect father and interior designer mother, she's been thinking about how to make a home work all her life. As a child, she loved organizing her closet and found designing her dollhouse more appealing than playing with dolls. She went on to graduate from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in industrial design. Due to the breadth of her design education, she’s able to assess a room as a whole and instinctively know how to make it work better. Evaluating the contents and functionality of a space is second nature to her.