Perri Kersh

Perri Kersh is the neatest, and sometimes freakiest, at Chapel Hill-based Neat Freak Professional Organizing, LLC. She works with individuals, families, small business owners and students to help them get and stay organized. When she’s not organizing for others, she frequently shovels up after her husband and children. In 2019, she was elected president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. You can read more about Perri on her website,, or reach her at 919-824-8196.

Living in a Post-Kondo World

If you, like millions of other Netflix viewers, spent part of the holiday season binge-watching “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and have now tidied up your home, you may be sitting on piles and piles of unwanted, non-joy-sparking stuff and wondering, “What now?” Or maybe even wondering, “How did I get here?” And after all …

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Happy-Appy Holidays

As the holidays approach, there is often a feeling of elated anticipation mixed with a smattering of dread. There is so much to do and only so much time. Meals to plan, parties to host, travel to arrange, gifts to buy and joy to create … it can take a toll! Make this the year …

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The Things We Treasure Most

Watching nonstop hurricane coverage for the past week, it’s hard not to ride a roller coaster of emotions. Seeing people load their cars in a panic with their most precious belongings, you can’t help but put yourself in that position and wonder what you would take. In a crisis, when water is literally rising in …

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5 Tips for Staying Organized

Reaching an organizing goal is exciting. Whether it’s culling and scanning a lifetime of photos or finally parking your car in the garage or getting your closet in tip-top shape, it feels great to accomplish these tasks and reap the benefits of living with less. However, our work is never quite finished. In order to …

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Too Much of a Good Thing

In some ways, we’re all collectors. Some of us collect fine things – silver, china, coins, or art. While others collect (ahem) strange things. And some of us collect useful things, but far, far too many of them. I’ve been in hundreds of homes working with organizing clients, and I’ve noticed some trends. And yes, …

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