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MAR 2013, 
Molly's guest blog entry, "Sometimes Staying Organized Is Just Talk" appears in the Road to Financial Success Blog.

JAN 2013, Entre-Slam: Molly takes 3rd place in a local storytelling competition for entrepreneurs. Watch here!

OCT 2012, NAPO-Michigan: Molly and two fellow organizers give a presentation on business insurance to their colleagues.

JAN 2012, NAPO News: Molly co-writes an article for the organizing industry's magazine.

FEB 2011: After 3 years as a Certified Professional Organizer®, Molly is re-certified with ample continuing education credits.

JAN 2011, TV's Bring It Home (previously HomesPlus): Molly's closet makeover in a busy family's home is featured. Watch here!

AUG 2010, Second Story Counseling: Molly presents a talk on how organizers can be an important, practical help to clients in therapy.

AUG 2010, Molly helps Time Out Chicago's Executive Editor simplify and focus her ultra-busy work day for "Diary of a Multi-Tasking Madwoman.""

FEB 2010, Apartment Therapy links to Simplicity Works with Mindful Metropolis' cover story: "Finding Peace in a Pint-Sized Home."

JAN 2010, Time Out Chicago: "Organize Your Office Space" makeover

JUNE 2009, Organizing workshop for Neighborhood Parents Network: "Keys Lost at the Bottom of the Diaper Bag? Start Getting Organized in 5 Minutes or Less!"

APRIL 2009, interviewed for The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference by Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval. See Publisher's Weekly review (Molly is quoted!).

SEPT 2008, WCIU-TV: Chicago public affairs show "26 North Halsted" on WCIU-TV Channel 26 and WMEU-TV Channel 48.

AUG 2008, Domino Magazine Online: quoted in the online home of "the Guide to Living with Style."

JULY 2008, national radio: guest appearance on this media star’s national radio show:

OCT 2007, Home Magazine Online:
“Blowing the Cover on Stealth Purging“

SEPT 2007, Naperville Magazine: "The Pantry Project"

MAY 2007, Naperville Magazine: "Cure that Chaotic Closet"

APRIL 2007, Naperville Magazine: "Spring Cleaning Your Tax Files"

DEC 2006, Chicago Tribune: quoted in "Wrap up the year with a few presents to yourself" by Anne Brennan.

Molly Boren, Certified Professional Organizer
Contact Molly for a
free consultation or to schedule your first session.


HI, I'M MOLLY BOREN, owner of Simplicity Works. I'll help you gain control over your home or office and use your space and time more efficiently.  The process will save you energy, stress, time, and money.

In 2005, I returned to my native Midwest after a career in New York City's publishing industry to begin curing crises of organization -- everything from Living Room/Playroom Syndrome to I Think I've Misplaced My Filing Cabinet. After 7 years in Chicago, where I continue
to work regularly, I moved to Ann Arbor, MI in 2012 where I now live and organize.

My style is compassionate and empathetic, calm and energizing. We create system that require minimal buying and maximum ease, and understand that being organized doesn’t mean being boring!  It means being ready to leap into action. Organizing projects are puzzles to solve, not overwhelming challenges, and we break each one down into manageable steps and then tap into your creativity to accomplish them with you. 

Sessions may include strategy development only, or the hands-on, nitty-gritty work itself, depending on your preference and budget. 

Highlights of our range of services include:

 • Helping clients get back to a "clean slate" state by guiding them through the decision-making process about what stays (the things they love or need) and what goes.  This includes time and information management as well as help with physical items.

 • Donating or recycling most items that are no longer needed at
no additional charge; shredding company referrals are available for sensitive papers

 • Developing systems for keeping the order the client wins back. These systems are:

      º Maintainable: working collaboratively with clients 
         toward strategies that are intuitive to them.
  • An accepting, confidential attitude focused on problem-solving and bringing more energy to clients’ lives and spaces

Simplicity Works serves southeast Michigan, northwest Ohio, greater Chicagoland, New York City, and beyond. All services are, of course, completely confidential. References are gladly provided on request.

I am active in the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and have been certified by the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (yes, there is such a thing!). 
                                                                           - Molly Boren, Owner

Contact Molly to arrange a free consultation or your first session.