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Tidy Den is a Queer, Trans, Neurodivergent-run Personal Home Organization Business for the LGBTQIA+ Neurodiverse Community in Western Mass.

Free Consultations are the first step to an Organized and Accessible Tidy Den.

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Why Choose Tidy Den?

Tidy Den is a Queer, Trans, Neurodivergent-run Personal Home Organization Business for the LGBTQIA+ Neurodivergent Community in Western Mass. 

 

These past few years we have all found ourselves spending much more time at home. Stress, executive function, and evolving abilities change our spaces to showcase what we are internally experiencing. Taking care of our homes and creating systems that work with current routines and specific needs is an important part of self-care. Tidy Den not only takes care of your home but also your well-being.

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In 2020, I graduated from Wellesley College and moved to Western Massachusetts. Throughout the first two years of this ever-evolving pandemic, I worked as a caretaker and an educator. I deeply enjoyed my work with children and their families, however my ethics and values were not reflected back by the sterile and corrupt systems I worked for. As a queer, trans, and neurodivergent person, I was often made to feel unsafe in the workplace. My home was my retreat: filled with warm hearts and furry friends. However, everyday I came home with fewer and fewer "spoons" and I had less and less motivation to care for myself, let alone my spaces. It is unfortunate just how common this experience is, specifically for neurodiverse LGBTQIA+ individuals. 

 

In 2022, I finally realized that I can do what brings me joy and create spaces for my community that we deserve. Spaces that help ease stress and overwhelm, that embrace differences, and that prioritize accessibility and a sense of safety and calm for neurodivergent LGBTQIA+ individuals. That is the seed from which Tidy Den grew.

Tidy Den provides personal home organization adjustments that are responsive to the way you are already living in your home. In the process, I strive to foster a safe space for my clients to unmask and feel comfortable sharing their habits, needs, and the reality of their executive function. Together we brainstorm solutions that are functional, accessible, maintainable and satisfying. If you are interested in the process and would like to continue your organization journey, feel free to contact me and schedule a free consultation. 

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Hi there! My name is Sterling (they/them) and I am a queer, trans, neurodivergent personal home organizer. Organizing has been a special interest of mine ever since I can remember. I wasn't diagnosed with Autism or ADHD for the majority of my life, so I had to create my own way to navigate this neurotypical-centered world. Organization helped me feel secure in spaces where I often felt disoriented or overwhelmed. Imagine a young Sterling lost in the grocery store, wandering alone through the aisles, but happily tidying the shelves. I discovered that I could adjust my surroundings to accommodate my unique needs and patterns. I started to use these coping skills to help those around me who needed similar supports. I found a sense of purpose in curating spaces to make others' lives easier.

 

Services

Tidy Den is a personalized service, so the first step is to book a consultation. In terms of pricing, Tidy Den rates are privilege-based ranging from $25-$100/hour. This will be discussed during your consultation. We look forward to working with you!

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Happy Clients' Homes

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Spice Drawer

Clear bottles filled with different spices and labeled with large red print on white contrasting background for increased visibility.

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Disorganized Spices

Spices in various bottles of different sizes and types. They are less compact and uniform, therefore they are harder to store and read for my client with visibility accommodations.

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Testimonials

"Working with Tidy Den was transformative. Our home feels peaceful now, and our daily lives are so much smoother with the systems they put in place."

Pink Sugar

"I was nervous at first. Then I saw how their brain worked. It's truly an art form."

"It was a scary idea that someone was going to come into our lives and see our most vulnerable existence. Sterling made that easy with an abundance of empathy, kindness and FUN!" 

Pink Sugar

"I know that when we work with Sterling, they will always have our best interests in mind."

"Sterling creates artistic beauty in places that haunted me with clutter."

Pink Sugar

"As a neurodivergent person, Sterling really understood me. They made me feel safe and comfortable."

"IT WAS FUN!?

It was never fun before Tidy Den."

Pink Sugar

"Our family had the opportunity to test out systems, give feedback and redesign until we found the perfect fit for us and our busy home."

"Tidy Den is invested in the longevity and maintainability of their systems."

Pink Sugar

"Ever since we decluttered the kitchen, I've been able to celebrate making food and caring for myself in ways I hadn't known before."

"No more doom piles! Some of them have been building since we moved here."

Pink Sugar

"It was really helpful for my executive dysfunction to have weekly appointments. The structured time with Tidy Den motivated me to invest in myself and my spaces."

"Our home was transformed. Our relationship to it also transformed."

Pink Sugar

"We couldn't procrastinate on projects that we've been ignoring for years. We had someone to hold us accountable."

"Left to our own devices, my partner and I might be prone to either avoid or bicker about house things. Having a friendly third party there allowed us to think through ideas collaboratively and improve our spaces for both our benefits."