I am Heather Ahern, a professional organizer, here to help you manage the challenges we all face every day by creating peace in your home, your work-space and your life. I work with busy individuals and over-scheduled families who have difficulty managing household clutter and struggle to find time for organizing. I work side by side with my clients to find solutions to meet their organizing needs, and I provide them with a practical approach for maintaining order.
All the services I provide are confidential, supportive and non-judgmental.
There is a great deal of trust required when people open their homes and allow me into their lives. My clients share with me their issues, fears, secrets, hopes and dreams. The connection they have with the “stuff” in their lives is often revealed in the work we do. It’s been a privilege to witness many profound revelations and breakthroughs over the years.
I discovered organizing was a skill as a young adult.
One of my first jobs was to run a Real Estate office that managed rental properties and ran a construction company. There were many details to keep in order and supervise on a daily basis. I loved this environment, and thrived there. When I left for maternity leave, my replacement was so overwhelmed that they hired two assistants to help her. This was my first clue that organizing came logically to me. I went on to manage my husband’s business, while raising our boys and volunteering with several charities.
I love my job!
It has been immensely rewarding to help clients see the potential in their homes and make positive lasting changes in their lives. It was due to a very personal loss, that I realized it was time to share my skills with others. Helping people through a loss was a catalyst and is still a major focus of my services. But in my journey, I discovered that I also really enjoy organizing kitchens, garages or setting up a home after a move. So, I do it all! Every day is different and there is never a dull moment.
My company, The FUNctional Home in Bridgewater, MA, provides organizing services for homeowners and small businesses. Helping my clients to create peace in their homes from Duxbury to Franklin, Newton to Plymouth, and some areas around Providence RI. I typically will travel up to 45 minutes from Bridgewater.
Affiliations that make me a better Organizer.
I am proud to have been a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers since 2004. NAPO’s prestigious Golden Circle™ recognizes members who have attained an elevated level of experience. I have been an active member in NAPO’s New England Chapter since I joined in 2010, and served as the Professional Development Director from –
My roots are in New England
My husband and I grew up in Whitman, MA and have always lived on the South Shore. We raised two sons and have run a construction-related business for over thirty years. We built our dream home in Bridgewater in 1998 and are still sporadically fine-tuning it. When not organizing, I love to cook or spend the day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.