“You will be happy to know my pantry STILL looks like that! REALLY! I was feeling so inspired that I also did a total closet make-over, on my own! … There was absolutely no organization or system, so C.Lee gave me some great ideas to get organized. Her system is really about keeping it simple!”
Susan Hogan, Consumer Investigative Reporter, NBC 4, Washington, DC
Redfin Blog, 2020
"...with a little purging and reorganizing, it’s easy to make your home look and feel more spacious. To help, we talked with organizing professionals to find out their best space-saving solutions."
Arlington Magazine, 2018
"C. Lee Cawley helps busy people get organized, whether they’re looking to clean out a single closet or overwhelmed by years’ worth of accumulated clutter..."
New England Living, 2018
“She recommends allotting three-fourths of your closet rack for distinctly in-season clothes…”
Northern Virginia Magazine, 2016
“Have a family calendar you post so guests know when you’re there and when they have the house to themselves, also time you want to spend together. It’s also good so guests know when they can take a nap and not have to be social.”
Northern Virginia Magazine, 2014
Professional organizer C.Lee Cawley, of Simplify You, Inc., helps clients take to that concept with an oft-quoted mantra: Be kind to your future self. “It’s the idea of: What’s in it for me?”
Inside NOVA, 2014 Simplify You was honored as the 2014 Home-Based Small Business of the Year at the Chamber’s annual Best Business Awards. Cawley’s firm helps people organize changes in their lives. “I find my clients fascinating,” she said. “They’re busy, intelligent people . . . [who] just need a little guidance.”
The Daily Worth, 2013
That mess on your desk, in your shelves and on the living room table? It’s more than unsightly. It can be expensive! “I once found a check for over $9,000 in a client’s home,” says Arlington, VA-based certified professional organizer C.Lee Cawley
Washington Post, 2009
“So Many Toys, So Little Order!” Certified professional organizer C.Lee Cawley, who transformed the Smith-Roberts family's playroom, likes to say: "We don't want to label our children. But let's label everything else."
Life Lessons for Busy Moms:
Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2007
“Wow! I never thought of putting things on the inside of the [kitchen cabinet] doors. You are a genius!" - Client, p. 220
How to Cheat at Cleaning,
Expert Organizer, 2007 (p. 34)
"Each person in the house should have a personal staging area or 'launch pad' where purse, briefcase, cell phone, PDA and keys for each family member are stored visibly, ready to be taken out the door. "Kids need launch pads, too.”
Northern Virginia Magazine, 2013
An Orderly Kitchen Makes an Organized Life. “People respect labels,” says professional organizer C.Lee Cawley. “They’re fairly cheap, but they’re worth their weight in gold.”
Washington Post Express, 2012
Always Room for Storage! “Never buy anything without storage,” says Cawley. She implores tenants in small spaces to buy furniture with multiple purposes. “They should outlaw ottomans that don’t have storage!”
The Matrix Files, 2011
Organizing Your House is a Lot Like Organizing Your Website: "A good organizer gets to you know YOU. Before making recommendations, C.Lee walked the entire house with me, asked a ton of questions, and got to know me, my family, the rhythm of our life and our priorities."