Established in 2012, Allsorts Organising are professional organising specialists based in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. Offering a range of solutions for homes and offices across Canberra and surrounds, we work with people to reclaim space, improve productivity, and simplify their lives.
At the core of our service, is a people-centred and project-based approach, working closely with clients to ensure that their organisational goals are met. Read more about Melissa, Jo and Ron below.
Our clients are often time-poor, disorganised, overwhelmed by daily obligations, trying to find work-life balance, or may even be dealing with a crisis or mental health issue such as depression, anxiety or hoarding disorder. We are not counsellors or psychologists but we are Canberra’s most experienced and qualified hands-on Professional Organisers with extensive experience and formal training, including specialist training for working with individuals who struggle with hoarding disorder.
Our clients, including those from the community sector, come to us because we understand the challenges of disorganisation and work in partnership with our clients to establish and achieve their organising goals. Our aim is to empower individuals to create an environment that is safe, healthy and comforting. We do so with professionalism, patience and integrity and without judgment.
Allsorts Organising are fully insured with Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Workers Compensation insurances. Melissa and Jo also hold Working with Vulnerable People registrations issued by the ACT Government.
As a proud member of the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO), Allsorts Organising abides by the AAPO Code of Conduct ensuring that you will receive a high standard of professional and ethical behaviour when working with us.
As clients, we will:
- Provide to all people truthful and accurate information with respect to professional performance of duties and completion of contracts. When unable or unqualified to fulfill requests for services, We will make every effort to recommend the service of other appropriate organisers and/or other qualified professionals.
- We will keep confidential all client information, both business and personal, including that which may be revealed by other organisers. We will respect the confidential nature of the client’s information, and will use proprietary client information only with the client’s permission.
- We will decide independently and communicate with our clients in advance our fees and expenses, and will charge fees and expenses which we deem reasonable, legitimate, and commensurate with our experience, the services we deliver, and the responsibility we accept.
- We will make a commitment to possess and increase the required knowledge, skills and training to be proficient and relevant in the provision of services.
Melissa Sleegers is a Professional Organiser, and the founder of Allsorts Organising. Melissa is a born organiser and has been organising people, homes, workspaces and events professionally and personally for over 20 years.
Melissa has been awarded Expert Member status with the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO) and is the only Canberra organiser to have obtained a Level II Specialist Certificate in Chronic Disorganization from the US-based Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). In 2014, Melissa was interviewed on Channel 9’s Morning show as an expert in the field of hoarding disorder. You can watch the full interview here.
Prior to transitioning to a full-time Professional Organiser, Melissa managed a Divisional Administration Section within the Australian Government Department of Innovation, a job that required a proficient multi-tasker across a range of financial, HR and administrative functions. She holds a current Australian Government Secret security clearance.
Melissa’s extensive experience in event management ranges from weddings and parties to corporate conferences and events for over 1,200 people across Australia and internationally. As testament to her expertise, Melissa led the team that was awarded the 2006-2007 Australian Meetings and Events Industry Award for In-House Meetings Management, and national finalist for Meeting of the Year – More than 500 delegates.
If you are feeling disorganised, Melissa will work one-on-one with you to create innovative solutions that suit your unique requirements for your home or office.
Jo Stevenson-Perks brings a wealth of experience to Allsorts Organising. She is a relocations expert, having moved locally and internationally on a number of occasions (including overseas postings) and knows first hand how to make the process as stress-free as possible.
Throughout her professional experience in Australia and overseas as an Executive Assistant, office manager, and in various critical administration and coordination roles, Jo has designed and implemented a range of systems for file and records management, managing paper flow, diary management, project management, and the list goes on. She also has extensive experience in event management and can be relied on for her attention to detail.
Jo has undertaken formal professional organiser training (including working with hoarders) and is a member of the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO).
Jo takes the time to understand your needs and preferences so that she can recommend the best solution for you. She also has a fabulous flair for presentation, so if you would like assistance with styling your home after it has been organised, Jo can give you a helping hand.