One of my greatest joys is learning something surprising about a colleague or friend. My colleague Maria Mafi of 123 Declutter offered me something unique. Maria’s given me the first chance to say “I’ve met the founder of an international non-profit.” Maria’s husband Cyrus is Chairman of Impact A Life, a Christian community-services agency providing holistic, humanitarian relief in Sierra Leone. His work has bountiful results, because he and his team carefully listen to their clients’ needs, deliberately educating them to be more self-reliant, sometimes even about “simple” concerns such as basic hygiene. He and Maria are twins in that regard: Maria, with great heart, teaches her clients organizing principles which save them money, energy and time. I hope Maria’ and Cyrus’s efforts grow stronger with every day for many years to come.

About Lauren Williams

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®: I'm a professional organizer who works in homes, home businesses and also small businesses. I'm a NYC native who's spent time in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, Baltimore and now Seattle. All great places, but NYC will always be home, and Seattle will be where I now stay. I help you think outside of the box to get something into the box.