Wait, she likes walking into a messy room?
Meet Ann Custer, whose passion is regaining control of rooms-gone-wild.
“I enjoy teaching my clients organizing techniques and leaving a cluttered room completely transformed,” she says. “In a few hours, it’s a fresh new look! But most of all, I love how the client no longer feels overwhelmed; they feel in control of their house again.”
Her business, WOW Organizing Service, handles the things the rest of us hate: packing personal belongings before selling a home, straightening up a messy guest room, or making space for the car in a cluttered garage. “If you’re late for an appointment and you can’t find your car keys, it ruins your whole day,” she says. “My goal for every client is to create space and organize so they can find the items they need quickly.”
Custer founded WOW in 2006, and she’s been helping customers organize the trouble areas in their homes ever since.
“The first thing I always tell my clients is that I am so proud of them, because I know the courage it took just to call me,” she says. “Often people are embarrassed, but I tell them I am not there to judge them in any way. I’m there to help them create the room they desire.”
Custer says the inspiration for her business came from years of experience moving from one home to the next.
“I’ve moved 12 times in 20 years,” she says. “At first it was so overwhelming, but it had to be done, and each time I learned more.”