How many kids do you each have and what are their ages?
Joey is 7 ½ years old, Emma is almost 5 years old.
What are your favorite family activities in Stamford?
Going to the Stamford Nature Center, playing on any playgrounds or with our friends in our neighborhood (we LOVE our neighbors and neighborhood) and a lot of the events at Mill River Park!
What do you love about Stamford?
We LOVE the diversity the city exposes our family to. We also love all the opportunities the city brings to us in the community.
Tell us about your company, Simple Organized Solutions by Erin (SOS).
SOS is a professional organizing business that really does it all. Whether you are moving in, moving out, or just needing an overhaul in a small space or the whole house, we are there. We believe in recycling so often times when clients are purging we will sell, donate or recycle all of the items we need. We also LOVE to network and connect with other small businesses in the community in an effort to help our clients and others in the community.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
I have always enjoyed organizing since I was a kid. As a kid, it was usually my bedroom I loved to rearrange and organize. Today, it’s usually our ever evolving playroom or our closets and drawers. It’s my therapy! I also have always worked in the helping professions (I’m also a social worker) and genuinely LOVE helping people. It feels so good to me.
What is your favorite space to organize?
Honestly, it’s all my favorite. I love the more challenging jobs because it forces me to slow down and think. The laughing joke with my employees is “take a before picture Erin!!!” Every time I get to a job I am so excited to start and I almost always forget the before pictures!
What is your #1 tip for moms who want to get a space organized?
Less is more!!!!!!!!!!!!! We don’t need a million legos (the struggle is real!) 5 ice scream scoopers or 4 different types of wine glasses. The less you have, the less to clean up for you AND your kids! In all seriousness though, sometimes it’s hard to let go, and being a therapist also, I get that!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another mom?
Accept help when people offer. I’m horrible at accepting help but it seriously takes a village and we all need to help each other out whether we know each other or not.
Photos by Angela Strassheim