Hello, I am LaRae! The Founder and Chief Organizer of Aligning-Spaces based in the Twin Cities. Previous to Residential Organzing I worked in Retail and Banking on the Managment side for over 15 years. It was very rewarding career and I loved the physical work but helping people grow and develop personally and professionally was just awesome. We solved problems and got stuff done together!
After years of organizing for family and friends and seeing how my work simplified their lives and brought them so much joy. I decided to follow my passion for organizing and created Aligning-Spaces™ to help others become more organized so they have time to do more of what they love.
I have a Specialist Certificate in Residential Organizing from the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. (NAPO). I work with clients to create systems. These systems are designed to allow for easy maintenance. I have experience in all areas of the home, including attics, basements and garages. It is my goal to help you find function and beauty in your home. It starts with creating a plan that includes the short term and long term goals. This could be a physical change, personal or for Residential Organizing it may incorporate the goals of the Family.
No matter what the circumstance, life is busy and the balancing act is tough! This is why I’m so passionate about organization. An organized space allows you to find things quickly and keeps things running smooth. I am a true believer that being organized is a way of living and reduces stress. Of course, things aren’t perfect and there is always a little slippage, but having a space that functions for your lifestyle makes the juggling act a ton easier. It brings me great joy that I can help others simplify their lives through organization to find more time for what matters most to them. I would love to help you too!
I can’t thank LaRae enough for helping organize our kitchen. After we created a cleaning and organizing gameplan, we just got to work. Very professional, friendly and hard working. My kitchen looks the best it’s ever looked! I can’t wait to do virtual sessions until we have her back for the rest of the house.
Kari S, MN
2 hours into my first session, I cried! Happy tears! LaRae helped me move into my new kitchen - the unpacking alone would’ve taken me days if not weeks. But on top of that, the organization she provided put systems in place that my whole family can easily maintain. LaRae is warm, professional, energetic, and her enthusiasm for organizing is infectious. She is incredibly good at what she does. Can’t recommend highly enough!!!!!
I learned of Aligning Spaces as LaRae is my daughter's neighbor and I saw how organized her garage was from afar. After finding out she owned a small business (as do I), I wanted to support her company and hired her to help with a few projects I had wanted to accomplish.
Organizing my garage, butlers pantry, laundry room and store room were ones that I had put off since moving into our new home 5 years ago. All I can say is WOW!!! LaRae is a fabulous listener, a go-getter and a talent.
She has transformed my garage, butlers pantry, laundry and store room into organized useful spaces that now have much more room as well as esthetically pleasing.
I have booked another package that will allow us to work together on organizing my master bathroom and my office...cannot wait! These spaces need some LaRae Lovin! Get your organization session booked, you won't regret one penny spent!!!
Karl & Nikki - Business Owners, MN
It was a pleasure to work with LaRae as she help our business develop
and organize a space for our new on-line store shipping.
The process was painless and LaRae took the reigns from the start,
guiding us through the process every step of the way. She explained
things well but also challenged us to think about our needs in a
LaRae, having a retail background, understood what we
were trying to accomplish. That background was invaluable for us to
meet our needs.
She turned our small unorganized space into a light
and spacious space that will make our work easy. She organized the
space for the process. Simple, neat and organized.
LaRae is really great at what she does and you can tell she loves it. Originally, I hired her to help me organize my office and the projects spread throughout the entire home and garage. She is very easy to work with. My favorite thing about her is she is safe. She never judges. If it’s important to you as a client, it’s important to her. She also listens and will reorganize an area if the final product doesn’t hit the mark. FIVE STARS don’t seem like enough for the peace, tranquility and joy to the transformed home spaces we created!!
LaRae has been amazing at helping us to organize our house and make it more livable day-to-day. Her greatest feat was helping me convert a basement room full of piled up boxes, office items, and unsorted clutter into a usable weight room and practice space for playing guitar; a room I used to avoid has now become one of my favorite places in the house to escape and unwind.