How long have you been doing what you do and how did you become a professional home organizer?
I’ve been working as a Professional Home Organizer since early 2015. The story of how I found my way into this work is surprising even to me sometimes. I often tell clients that my mother thinks it’s hilarious that I do this job because as a child my bedroom as a complete disaster and no amount of yelling or taking away TV privileges could get a younger Desiree Dyer to clean her room (sound familiar, moms?).

It was a straight up mother / daughter WAR.

Things didn’t improve much when I got to college. I really was very organized in my school life but when you came to my apartment it was clear not everything was in its place.  I was so disorganized. I didn’t understand how to keep track of my bills. This was the 1990s and there was no internet. My power kept getting turned off because I couldn’t remember if I’d paid or not. The phone company gave up on me.

It wasn’t as if I didn’t have money. The summer after I graduated I went on a totally life-changing 10-day trip to Japan (seriously the most magical two weeks of my LIFE). I had money. I just couldn’t get my shit together to be organized enough to manage to keep my house clean or keep my bills in order.

My landlords finally evicted me just after Christmas of the same year I’d traveled to Japan. They were totally done with chasing me for the money I owed them.

I was stressed out and totally depressed from not being able to manage my life and so I gave up trying. Full of confusion and shame, I packed up all my belongings into a storage unit and moved back in with my parents. This transition was totally embarrassing, of course, but I was out from under the mind-boggling pressure of managing ALL THE THINGS. I began to focus on some radical self-care. I started getting to know myself, taking stock of my values, getting to know the heart of how I wanted to live, and how I could make it work. I got clear on my priorities and set small attainable goals for myself – adding just a little at a time. Pay the cell phone bill one month, add folding and putting away laundry the next month, add packing lunch for work and so on. I built little routines and rituals into my daily life.

When life would throw me a curveball (because this is what life does), I would journal my way through the events and perform a little analysis. Did the curve fit with my priorities? Was I acting from my own values or did I let someone else’s values take over? It isn’t like life EVER stopped throwing those curveballs but I could start to see when I was off course. I was so eye-opening.

Also eye-opening (eye-bulging in that super crazy cartoon way) was the day I moved out of my parents and back out on my own and opened my storage unit. I reeled in horror:

“What in the world am I doing with ALL THIS STUFF!!???”

I was already feeling the pull to live more simply and when I look back at the notes and journals from the time I found I’d been planting the seeds to do with this work for a long time in my subconscious.

Who are your clients?
I am here to create lives that SPARK JOY.

While I’m happy to guide absolutely anyone who’s willing to put in the work necessary to walk this path, I cannot tell a lie, my heart belongs to:

Single ladies (including single moms) who are tired of living by “the rules” (whatever the hell that even means) and want to create a totally unique, meaningful, self-directed life that SPARKS JOY.

What makes you different from other Professional Home Organizers?
I am not here to judge you, impose my will, or tell you what you can and cannot keep.In fact, I’m totally allergic to all those things & break out in massive ugly hives.

I believe in collaboration.

I use the Japanese decluttering system known globally as the KonMari Method. It is steeped in gratitude and self-awareness aimed towards those who wish to live a lifestyle that SPARKS JOY.

Together we will get to the heart of your personal values as a guide for the entire organizing process. Your values dictate your priorities and we will discover these and revisit them again and again throughout the process as we create the vision for your life and home.

Once the vision is created we move to the second phase that makes the KonMari Method so transformational. We will proceed to organize your home by category rather than by room. These categories will be designed as lessons set up to teach you how to make choices that support create a joy-filled life and home.

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
Your Totally Joy Sparking Life! workshops, products, and programs have been created for people who are absolutely excited and motivated towards living a life that SPARKS JOY – it means no longer rushing through life feeling disorganized, chaotic, and “too busy.” These systems were put in place to give you an opportunity to slow down, reflect on your life, and get clear on your values and priorities so you can stop “shoulding” yourself and begin living and an organized life full of space and joy within just a few months (or even weeks!).

Being a curious and self-aware woman myself, I’m known to work best with other curious self-aware people who are committed to self-improvement and success and are ready to take direction to learn to make decisions that SPARK JOY. My clients often come to me feeling anxious and overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start. I will act as your confident, guide, and coach through these courses and by the end, you will marvel to discover the answers and understanding were inside you all along. I will be with you to believe and you and keep your confidence high but make no mistake, you will have to do the work yourself. I can give you the tools and show you the path. I will help you when it gets hard and this is an entirely different way of thinking so you can expect the process will be hard. You will also see an end result that is the real-life manifestation of a life that SPARKS JOY.

Who are your programs NOT going to work for?
Please understand, I believe my program can work for almost anyone. I do find there are people who are not a good fit for Your Totally Joy Sparking Life!.  This system is extremely valuable with incredible results but it is also a long commitment of both time and money. If you are in crisis mode in one or more areas of your life you may not have the time or money needed to go through an expensive and time-intensive program to create a life that SPARKS JOY.

This does not mean you don’t deserve to have a life that is absolutely full of joy.

If you cannot make the financial or emotional commitment to the Your Totally Joy Sparking Life! at this time, please come and join my FREE Closed FB Group. I give weekly tips, tricks and practices in this group that will help you move into more clarity. You can ask for support and suggestions from other members. You may find yourself out of crisis in no time.

You can also read Marie Kondo’s best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

What exactly is Your Totally Joy Sparking Life! and what does it include?

Coaching single women (yep you too single mamas) to tidy their homes & create lives that SPARKS JOY.

Your Totally Joy Sparking Life! Program is a 90 Day 1-on-1 process that gives you focused support to create a tidy and organized home and a totally joy sparking life. Our work together will include:

Full Virtual Coaching through the ENTIRE KonMari Method Process. This process goes hand in hand with everything that follows. I will personally walk you through the step by step process of the life-changing magic of tidying up as set out by Marie Kondo in her best-selling book. You will proceed through categories instead of organizing by space and connection to everything in your home. You will receive up to 5 2-hour sessions + accompanying homework to guide you through the entire KonMari Method Process.

Uncover negative core beliefs, subconscious blocks, & protective masks you wear to hide the REAL YOU. Clear away what no longer serves you so you can welcome the things you want, need and desire. This isn’t just about your stuff, it’s about YOU too.

Learn to LOVE the REAL YOU, authentic, unique, powerful, flaws and all. Raise your energy levels and transform your negative dialog. Clear the mental and emotional Clutter & Chaos.

Create a Personal Mission Statement, get clear on your values and priorities – Connect with yourself & you will learn about what is MOST important to you so you can stop managing your life from crisis to crisis, Learn how to say YES and NO and honor these statements and decisions.

Healthy boundaries will become your best friend in the battle against clutter and chaos. We’ll identify any existing weaknesses and fortify your boundaries so you can take better care of yourself, ask you what you need, speak up for yourself when you’re uncomfortable, feel comfortable and confident in the face of opposition or rejection, be an example to others.

Develop life rituals, habits & routines to ground you in your home and throughout your life. These rituals and routines will be unique to your lifestyle and are designed to keep you organized and bring your comfort, calm, and clarity.

Be opening to receiving the life-changing magic as it comes your way. Once we’ve cleared away what no longer serves you, you will be open to new circumstances, opportunities, and being able to receive as a woman will dictate how much joy you invite into your life. If you have always been a giver you will become able to receive. This new skill will bring more of what you want into your reality.

Build a Sanctuary within yourself. Life happens. We cannot eliminate the existence of crisis in our lives unless we live in a cave. Learn tools to use when life tries to suck you back into the vortex of clutter and chaos.

This is a path of lifelong learning and self-awareness. Nobody gets right every time and this is even MORE reason to celebrate when you witness your own successes and small victories. Don’t wait for someone else to congratulate you, celebrate yourself EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
You are a being worthy of celebration. 

Does this really work?
Yes! The result of our work includes an approach to shifting your mindset to open you up to living a more joyful, meaningful and organize life.

What results can I expect?

A tidy home that is a joyful place to live in with little concern for relapse

Love your home which is now full of only the most important and beloved people & things.

Love yourself, flaws and all

Eliminate the feeling of brain cloud, fatigue or insomnia

Stop the glorification of busy – never feel overscheduled again.


Learn to say NO

Remove the toxic bitches from your life (you already know who they are)

Release stress and anxiety, welcome peace, calm & tranquility

Feel empowered and excited about the future

Create new standards for yourself

Learn how to self-nurture

Discover your passions

Breakout in Creativity

Vibrate as a loving being, and become truly unconditionally loving with all your relationships (even the difficult ones)

Create healthy boundaries (for those toxic bitches and unconditional love)

Have more grace and ease in your life

Develop more compassion for yourself and others

Find your happiness – #sparkjoy

Watch your best life unfold

Create deep intimacy and meaning in your personal relationships

Raise your self-esteem and self-confidence

Rewrite your story

See your relationships as mirrors and open channels for transformation

Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?
While results can be extremely transformative, as you can imagine my clients are often hesitant to go public with their identities and I include a degree of anonymity in our agreement to work together. If you feel very strongly about the need to speak directly with a former client even after reading testimonials please email me at desireedyer@tidydesi.com and I’m happy to put you in touch with select clients who have agreed to share their stories.

How quickly can I expect to see results?
You CAN begin to see results almost immediately however it’s important to understand your results are based on the work YOU put into the program and especially how quickly you’re able to make those inner shifts. Clients will typically see results within a few weeks though for some clients it could take the entire program to see the results they desire.

How can I guarantee myself I will get more (benefits) in record time?
Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take action and implement all of the steps. My clients who have diligently applied every step of Your Totally Joy Sparking Life! have successfully created meaningful, organized lived that SPARK JOY in much less time than they would have on their own AND have experiences lasting and sustainable success.

Desiree, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from.
What are my options for getting started with you?

Congrats on making the decision to embrace a life that SPARKS JOY! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your goals…The best way to work with me is in my 90-day Your Totally Joy Sparking Life!. Here are some of the results you can expect…

A tidy home that is a joyful place to live in with little concern for relapse

Love your home which is now full of only the most important and beloved people & things.

Never feel overscheduled again.


Learn how to make NO a complete sentence

Create healthy boundaries (for those toxic bitches and unconditional love)

Have more grace and ease in your life

Save the money you normally spend replacing lost or misplaced items.

Okay, I’m ready to do this for myself but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?
Awesome. It sounds like you’re ready to create a life that SPARKS JOY!

If you have a couple questions, email me at desireedyer@tidydesi.com or you can call me directly at 615-300-1209 and I’ll be happy to talk you through the different options for getting started. I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honored to be the one to help you.