Organized, Shmorganized

Like most people who are fascinated by organization  (yes, fascinated), it all started at a young age. Partially motivated by Middle Eastern parents and partially motivated by the overwhelming desire to know exactly where my toys were at a moment's notice (even the evil Furby hidden in the back of my closet), it became more and more important for me to maintain this odd quality.

In high school, I was always the "clean friend" who couldn't study in messy environments (let's just say my friends' parents loved me). Between school, work, and home -- and the various degrees of mess from each area -- my neuroses, much like a superhero's powers, began to gain momentum.

Now and Later

Fast forward a few years, and I was helping friends organize (and reorganize, and reorganize) to create functional designs and systems for their closets, kitchens, and other living spaces.

I bet you're asking -- much like others before you have asked, "Why do you enjoy this?"

Well... I love helping people clear out their spaces and relieve a source of anxiety. I love seeing someone release an emotional attachment to an unnecessary object, to make room for more important things (like sanity, clarity, the usual). It's really as simple as that.


  • NAME: Holly Mishcut
  • ALMA MATER: University of Southern California
  • STORES: The Container Store, Amazon, Crate & Barrel, Target
  • SPIRITS: Rosé, Blanco Tequila, Nearly Headless Nick
  • EATS: Truffle risotto, seared ahi, pho, healthy things pretending to be unhealthy things (looking at you cauliflower)
  • BOOKS: Harry Potter franchise, anything by Ken Follett or Gillian Flynn
  • OBSESSIONS: Plant shopping, Mafia movies but also romantic comedies, the Restoration Hardware catalog, Hamilton
  • FRUSTRATIONS: Organizing my own things too often, losing direction while looking at a map, small stains on white things, big stains on white things, wrinkles on linen