Skinny Squirrel is a boutique organizing and interior styling firm in south Florida.
My mission is to bring serenity and style to homes suffering from chaos, clutter, disorganization and assist in resolving dysfunctional flow.
As a child I was quite messy and cleaning my room seemed like a daunting and tedious task. I had difficulty making decisions about what and how much to keep or where to put it. Not being able to sit down and thoughtfully organize my room was very frustrating to me…and so I rarely did it…thus making the problem much worse over time. It wasn’t until I entered the military in 1989 that I discovered the beauty of organization and the mental relief that it provides. I analyzed how and why I was doing things and making routine changes and adapting my behaviors proved to be the key.
In 2010, I moved to Florida and subsequently married the love of my life. Life was good! Then, in 2018 it happened, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer. We had no idea at the time the extent of her illness or her prognosis and before we could find out, she broke her leg and was in hospital and rehab. She wanted to go home and we wanted her there but her house and the condition it was in was not in suitable for her to return. It was at that moment that my husband and I decided that we were going to get the house in order and make it the place she always wanted it to be. After 13 days the house was completely revamped and ADA compliant, however, she was only there a couple days before the Lord took
her home. It was that experience the made me realize I want to help people like her. This incredible woman was widowed early in life and had to raise 3 boys on her own, with very limited income. She had some issues with “letting go” of things, as do many in her generation, but she did appreciate the appeal of a well-organized home. In going through her belongings, during the revamp, I found many pictures cut out from magazines that she had saved. I used those inspirational pictures to create the organized space and color pallet of her dreams.
I want to help regular people with limited budgets achieve their visions and dreams for their home in time for them to enjoy living in the space. So many people wait until they are selling their home to do projects that have been the bane of their existence. Do it now so you can enjoy it! There are a lot of ways to achieve the look for less and organization plays a major role in the desired look. It is also a cathartic process that brings serenity to a home that is currently chaotic.