©2019 Happier Space

Happier Space = Happier You

HELLO, I'M ATHENA, FOUNDER & ORGANIZER OF HAPPIER SPACE

I am so thrilled that you stopped by Happier Space!  As your high-integrity organizer, I will be dedicated to making your space happier.  Are you a homeowner preparing your home for sale, a busy parent or professional who wants a more orderly home, a teacher needing help to set up a classroom, or a family getting re-situated after a home renovation or move? No matter your phase of life, I will work with your budget and personal style to make your space calm, functional, and organized!  

I'm excited to be your Professional Organizer and make your space "Happier"!

As your professional organizer I will be applying hands-on experiences gained over many years of running my own home.  After earning my degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University, I began work as an Industrial Engineer. These experiences taught me how to improve processes, devise efficient systems, and improve product flow.  I will use all of these important concepts to make your space Happier! I have also spent many years as a substitute teacher and will apply my classroom skills to teaching you how to maintain an organized space. Organization and education go hand and hand; therefore, at the conclusion of each Happier Space service, we will walk through any system or process changes that have been made.  Knowing how to use your newly organized space is an important step to obtain lasting results. 
 

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME:

  • College - West Virginia University (Go Mountaineers!!)

  • Degree - Industrial Engineering

  • Lived in PA, WV, MN, WI and VA

  • Happily married to Greg for over 32 Years!

  • Mom to two wonderful and talented daughters.

  • Have visited 17 National Parks

  • 2 Time Cancer Survivor

  • Run most mornings (got to stay in shape as organizing can be a very physical job) and walk most evenings

  • Love being outside and taking nature photos with my iPhone

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ORGANIZE, SIMPLIFY,

& ELEVATE

DIY ORGANIZING

CONSULTATION

& PRODUCT SHOPPING

Happy Clients' Homes

What Clients Are Saying About Happier Space

     Happier Space did an amazing job at helping me organize and get my kitchen setup after a kitchen remodel. Athena's knowledge is invaluable as she is detail oriented and works to make sure the space is organized based on your lifestyle and work-flow. We are loving our new organized kitchen. Brittany, Eating Bird Food

     I had been teaching in the same location for 19 years, and I had 25 years of “stuff”.  I was starting over at a new school, and I was stressed about getting my room set up, learning the routines, learning about my new teammates, learning about my students, and writing new lesson plans.  

     Athena at Happier Space totally eliminated my concern about getting my room set up.  Because of Athena, I could focus on the children that I would be teaching.  My room was professionally completed in a very organized fashion.  

     Many other teachers and faculty members have visited my room and return because it feels “happy” (to quote a supervisor). “It looks so great,” from other teachers.  “It looks soooooooo different” from students who had seen and/or been in the classroom before.  Lisa, Middle School Music Teacher

     Each September has always been the same.  Teacher Work Week arrives and there are many housekeeping chores to do in the classroom.  I’ve grown my classroom library to the point that organizing the books had become overwhelming for me.  I couldn’t address the area before the first day of school.  By then, I thought it was hopeless. ☹️

     Enter Happier Space RVA!  😊 Athena gathered input from me regarding the number of books and amount of storage space. She was able to utilize containers I had collected over the years.  She worked in the space after school for a couple of days, as I worked on other teacher duties.  As I watched the space transforming, my stress level decreased little by little.  When she was finished, Athena and I stood back to look at the colorful, inviting class library that was ready for my students!  I was so relieved that she was able to take my mountain of clear book bins and turn it into a useable resource for my students.  That was in October!      

     The kids have been able to find and return books to the correct bins and love sitting and reading together in their very own library space.  Happier Space RVA is still working in our classroom two months later! If you are looking for a happier space where you live or work, I highly recommend Happier Space RVA! First Grade Teacher