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.


FUN FACTS

  • NAME: Holly Mishcut
  • CURRENT LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
  • 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