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Emily Santos, Founder of Essential Organizing

I help people and organizations make time and space for what matters.

Meet Emily, Founder of Essential Organizing in Seattle, WA

Hi, I'm Emily. Home organizing has made me happy since I was a child when I used to organize friends’ homes without asking (I ask now). In my former career as a marketing and communications professional, I regularly took a vacation day on my birthday to maximize my closet organization system. Now every day is like my birthday! 


I trained at the Institute for Professional Organizers, am a national member and local board member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals, and have experience in the 5S organization method of lean manufacturing. I bring practicality and enthusiasm to our work together. I approach this work from a positive perspective, not negative. Whether we’re organizing your closet, inbox or to-do list, there’s nothing “wrong” with you or how you organize now. Instead, we’ll talk about what’s important to you and build around that.


I am also an experienced facilitator who has spent about 18 years helping teams build consensus and take action. I’ve worked with groups to set annual goals, develop a shared vision and redesign products and processes. 


I live with my husband and son in Northeast Seattle. I know what it's like to rush from one thing to the next, at work and at home, and not be sure if you’re really moving the needle on what’s important. Together, we can make space for what matters to you.

IPO Certification
NAPO National Membership Logo
NAPO Washington State Membership
Coach Approach Training Certification
NAPO 2024 Business Approval Certification
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