Established in 2012, Allsorts Organising are decluttering and organising specialists based in Canberra, Australia. Our vision is to reclaim space and time and simplify the lives of individuals in Canberra and surrounding areas.
Our clients, including NDIS participants (self-managed and plan-managed) and those from the community sector, come to us because we understand the challenges of chronic disorganisation. 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. More about our approach is available here.
If you are time-poor, disorganised, overwhelmed by clutter or daily obligations, trying to find work-life balance, or may even be dealing with a crisis or mental health issue such as grief, depression, anxiety or hoarding behaviours, we can assist. We are not counsellors or psychologists but we are Canberra’s most experienced and qualified Professional Organisers with extensive experience and formal training, including specialist training for working with individuals who struggle with hoarding disorder. You can read more about the Allsorts team (your team) below.
At the core of our service, is a people-centric and project-based methodology. We work in partnership with individuals, couples, families and organisations to achieve results, whilst focusing on safety, functionality and sustainability for all residents of the home. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. We bring a full “tool kit” of techniques, strategies and tools, together with ears to listen, creative and thoughtful minds to guide, arms and legs to help shift the physical, and compassionate and caring hearts to hold space for you.
Allsorts Organising are fully insured with Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Workers Compensation insurances. All team members hold current National Police Checks and ACT Working with Vulnerable People registrations at a minimum.
Information about our current rates, including rates for self-managed and plan-managed NDIS participants and Not-for-Profit organisations, is available here.
You are in good hands with the team at Allsorts Organising.
Melissa Sleegers is a Professional Organiser, and the founder of Allsorts Organising. Melissa has been organising people, homes, workspaces and events professionally and personally for over 20 years.
Melissa is the only Canberra-based Organiser to have received Specialist Certificates in Chronic Disorganisation, Hoarding, Ageing and ADHD from the internationally respected Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). ICD is a not-for-profit organisation providing education and training to Professional Organisers and related professionals who specialise in working with the population affected by chronic disorganisation. She was also an Expert level accredited member and the 2016-2017 President of the former Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO). Melissa has been interviewed for television, print and digital media, and radio on topics ranging from spring cleaning to hoarding disorder. You can see some of these listed on our Media page.
Melissa holds current Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) and Working with Children (NSW) registrations as well as a National Police Check. In addition, she maintains current First Aid and Mental Health First Aid certifications.
Prior to transitioning to a full-time Professional Organiser, Melissa led a Divisional Administration Section within the Australian Government Department of Innovation, a job that required a proficient multi-tasker across a range of financial, human resources and administrative functions.
Melissa also had extensive experience in event management including weddings, parties and 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. Jo is very practical in her approach, focusing on functionality of a home or office space to simplify the lives of our clients.
As a grandmother, Jo also understands the busyness of children, young families and extended families. Jo has assisted families with the establishment of systems and routines to streamline family life and has also worked with children to develop invaluable organisational skills.
She is also a relocations and downsizing 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, a National Police Check and First Aid certificate.
Jo takes the time to understand your needs and preferences so that she can recommend (and implement) 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 busy 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 with a diverse array of 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. Catherine has completed specialist training for working with those impacted by chronic disorganisation and hoarding behaviours. She also holds a current National Police Check together with Working with Vulnerable People clearance issued by the ACT Government and a NSW Working with Children clearance. Catherine has also been accredited as a Standard Mental Health First Aider by Mental Health First Aid Australia.
Catherine brings a wealth of experience to the Allsorts Organising team and she looks forward to assisting you to achieve your organising goals.
Lucy Steen is a mother of 3 very active and busy young boys, one who has superpowers in the form of autism. Lucy is also a foster carer and feels passionately about supporting families and children to be the best they can be. She believes that your home should be a place of calm and relaxation, where you can prepare yourself to take on the world.
Lucy’s compassionate and non-judgemental nature, and understanding of what it’s like to struggle with family and children, can help you bring order to your home. Her own experiences with organising her home and family have given her a wealth of tried-and-tested tools, which have been further supplemented by the specialist training and mentoring she has received since joining the Allsorts Organising team. She can even assist you with developing strategies to help you guide other family members to be more organised also.
Lucy is currently studying a Certificate IV in Mental Health support work and before having children, was a telephone counsellor at Lifeline. She knows that having a healthy mind is essential to being our best self, and having a happy and organised home. Lucy has completed formal training for supporting people with hoarding behaviours and actively pursues professional development opportunities so as to provide the best support she can to her clients. Her studies and experience with mental health issues, autism, ADHD and navigating the NDIS provide Lucy with a practical insight into some of the challenges that may be standing between you and having the functional home that you desire.
Before having children, Lucy held roles with major Australian companies in Sales and Marketing and knows that running and managing a home and family is a challenge. She has learnt first hand that, just as we have systems in the workplace, sometimes we also benefit from systems and organisation at home to make it run more efficiently.
Lucy holds a current National Police Check together with Working with Vulnerable People clearance issued by the ACT Government and a NSW Working with Children clearance.
Lucy brings a wealth of experience to the Allsorts Organising team and she looks forward to assisting you to achieve your organising goals.