About

Meet Melissa

Professional Organizer, Home Staging Expert

Hi! I’m Melissa, the owner of Simple Spaces. I am a wife and a mother of three wonderful boys. I enjoy everything outdoors, running, competing in triathlons, dancing, wild adventures with my family, spending quality time with friends, decorating, re-purposing old things, and I have a passion for organizing. As a wife and mother, I have learned that we are all happier and more at ease when our home is in order. The chaos of living in disorganization turns into stress for the entire family. I have also learned the extreme value in home staging from my personal experience of selling a home while having a dog and 3 small children.

Background

I hold a Bachelor’s in Family and Community Services from East Carolina University. After spending a few years working in the mental health/human services field, my husband and I had our first of 3 sons. I became a full-time mom and treasured the time with my little ones. Being a mother is what propelled me into pursuing organizing and home staging as a career. I have learned in this season how to move from “survival mode” to where we are actually “living” and enjoying life right where we are, and organization plays a huge role in that.

Meet Anne-Cécile

Organizer, Staging Assistant

As a mother of 5, including twins, I am a great multitasker. Raised in Switzerland, I was taught order, cleanliness and perfection. Those are not always easy to uphold in every day life, but they are perfect for this job! My first language is French. I love running on the beach or soaking up the sun whenever I get a break in my busy life. I also play the recorder and enjoy painting and drawing.

Background

In Switzerland I studied at the Geneva University and have a masters in Sciences of Education. I headed a program for the young and unemployed before I moved to Charlotte, NC with my husband to attend a school of ministry. We were both hired to take care of a retreat center in the mountains, cleaning, cooking and hosting retreats. When we moved to Wilmington, NC, I started homeschooling my two children. Now that all 5 kids are in school, I use my organization and cleaning skills to help others.