THE STORY

Amy Kennedy is the founder of The Organising Bee. Here is her story.

With a supportive and caring husband and three sweet school aged daughters, I’m living right in the thick of it. This means I fully understand the challenges and obstacles faced when organising your home and time, whilst providing for the needs and demands of a young family.

I grew up in a family home where doing activities for pleasure and being there for each other was valued more highly than the physical appearance of our home. I lived surrounded by an abundance of books, craft materials and paper. My husband on the other hand, came from a home where everything was immaculate. Needless to say, we had a steep learning curve when we set up a home together!

THE STORY

Amy Kennedy is the founder of The Organising Bee. Here is her story.

With a supportive and caring husband and three sweet school aged daughters, I’m living right in the thick of it. This means I fully understand the challenges and obstacles faced when organising your home and time, whilst providing for the needs and demands of a young family.

I grew up in a family home where doing activities for pleasure and being there for each other was valued more highly than the physical appearance of our home. I lived surrounded by an abundance of books, craft materials and paper. My husband on the other hand, came from a home where everything was immaculate. Needless to say, we had a steep learning curve when we set up a home together!

THE BACKGROUND

I’ve learned, and can teach you, that minimising clutter in your home can help relieve anxiety, stress and can create a feeling of calm. I honestly didn’t realise it was affecting my mood and general wellbeing until I was no longer living surrounded by clutter. My husband has learned that an untidy space doesn’t always represent disorganisation. In fact, untidy people are often very organised people. We all have different ways of processing information and our homes are often reflective of this.

My professional background is in advertising and marketing communications. Whilst I enjoyed the strategy and challenge of marketing for big business in Australia, I was becoming very disheartened about pushing goods onto consumers that they really didn’t need, contributing to excess consumption. I had a drive to do something that truly added value to the lives of others. I was learning that my new sense of organisation was natural to me, but foreign to others. I had a desire to provide a service to others that was truly needed and would contribute to positive change in their lives. So The Organising Bee was born in 2015.

I thrive on order and routine and get a buzz out of helping others and giving back to my local community. With training and qualifications, I now devote my time to sharing my organisation skills and the benefits of a living a clutter free lifestyle to families seeking life balance. In my spare time, you’ll find me hugging a good coffee with a good book or perusing the pages of my favourite magazine, Home Beautiful.

ORGANISATION SERVICES

supporting you

Amy Kennedy set up The Organising Bee to support families who want to reclaim their space and stay organised so they can focus their time on the things they love.

Creating order out of chaos is what Amy has helped hundreds of Canberra families to achieve. Professionally qualified, a calming influence and a well organised mum, Amy is here to support you.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

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The Organising Bee is proud of its Houzz awards. Acknowledging the 5 star reviews received from clients on the Houzz platform, the business has won the Best of Houzz Service award for four consecutive years (2017 – 2020). The Organising Bee takes its professional status seriously. It has membership of the NAPO and IOPO and is fully insured with public liability and professional indemnity (underwritten by CGU Insurance). Amy also holds a current ACT Working With Vulnerable People registration.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Communication in Advertising and Marketing Communications, University Canberra (2000)
Specialist Certificate in Residential Organizing, NAPO University (USA) (2019)
Professional Organiser Training (Diamond Alumni) with Sarah Cottman, Professional Organisers International (2015/16)
Training program in Hoarding Home Solutions for Independent Service Providers (ongoing)
Accredited Mental Health First Aider, Mental Health First Aid Australia (2019)
Interior Design Basics Qualification, Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne (2008)

CLIENT STORIES

everyone is different

Busy parents, grandparents, carers – whoever you are, Amy loves to work with families and support you through the ups and the downs. Whether you are going through a career change, preparing your home for sale, relocating or downsizing, organisation support is important to your peace of mind. You might be dealing with a death of a loved one, getting ready to welcome a new family member or simply feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

Maybe you are an organised person, but something in your life has changed and now the things you used to do to keep your home organised no longer work. Amy can support you to get back on track. She is also qualified to support those with a disability or a physical or mental illness which causes challenges to an organised home.

TESTIMONIAL

“We found this to be an amazing experience that we dreaded at the very beginning. However working with such a compassionate kind caring woman who also teaches you new ways to look at things and work through your issues, has totally changed my perspective on living simply. Amy is supportive and offers flexible ideas to suit your individual needs.Having four kids I never thought this would be possible, I highly recommend her”.

Johanna P, Narrabundah

CONTACT

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THE ORGANISING BEE CANBERRA

0477 233 800
info@organisingbee.com.au

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