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 and Jo 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 hold Working with Vulnerable People registrations issued by the ACT Government and Melissa also holds a Working with Children registration issued by the NSW Government.
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 is the only Canberra organiser to have obtained a Level II Specialist Certificates in Chronic Disorganization, Hoarding and ADD/ADHD from the US-based Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). She was also an Expert accredited member and the 2016-2017 President of the former Australasian Association of Professional Organisers. Melissa has been interviewed for television, print media and radio on topics ranging from spring cleaning to hoarding disorder. You can see some of these listed on our Media page.
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 has been supporting and assisting our clients since we were established in 2012. 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 people who hoard). She also holds a current Working with Vulnerable People registration issued by the ACT Government.
Jo takes the time to understand your needs and preferences so that she can recommend the best solution for you.
Catherine Glover is a qualified Interior Designer with an affinity for space planning and project management. This natural affinity led her to running a Relocation Project Management business for over 10 years during which time she specialised in helping people minimise disruptions to their business whilst physically relocating their offices.
As a business owner and a mum, she also understands first-hand the challenges of juggling work and family life. She recognises that there is no one-sized-fits-all approach to organising, space planning or time management so draws on her years of experience working many clients to determine what will work for them.
Whether you are struggling with space, time, paperwork, systems or you are planning to relocate or downsize, Catherine will be right by your side to support and assist you as you transition to a more functional and safe space in which to reside. She also holds a current Working with Vulnerable People clearance issued by the ACT Government and a NSW Working with Children clearance.
Catherine brings a wealth of experience to the Allsorts Organising team and she looks forward to assisting you to achieve your organising goals.