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).
Melissa has been interviewed for television, radio, and print/online media about hoarding disorder and chronic disorganisation. She wants to educate the public about the struggle some people have with their stuff so as to build understanding and empathy. 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. More recently she has been interviewed for news.com.au, 2UE Sydney talkback radio, 6PR Perth talkback radio and Canberra City News.
Melissa is a member of the Executive Committee and Sector Development Group for the Canberra Living Conditions Network (CLCN). CLCN consists of managers and workers from community and government agencies, and private enterprise, who provide services to individuals and families living in squalor and hoarding situations. CLCN aims to promote a sector-wide response for the development of a coordinated, multi-disciplinary, adequately funded and systemic response to squalor and hoarding in the Canberra community.
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.