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! Helping people create positive change in their lives brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction.
I work with busy individuals and over-scheduled families who have difficulty managing household clutter and struggle to find time for organizing. Working side by side with my clients to find solutions to meet their organizing needs, and provide them with a practical approach for maintaining order.
All the services I provide are confidential, supportive and non-judgmental.
A great deal of trust is necessary 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. As the administrative assistant, I took all the properties from P&S to closing, managed rental properties and a construction division. There were many details to keep in order and supervise on a daily basis. I loved this environment, and thrived there. 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 my calling and knew 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, Braintree 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. Their code of ethics formed the core concepts on which I built my company. It was an honor to attain NAPO’s prestigious Golden Circle™, recognizing members who have attained an elevated level of experience. I continue to benefit from the education, resources and my incredible network of colleagues.
I’ve been a member in NAPO New England since 2010 and served as the Development Director from 2013-2015. In 2008, I joined the National Association of Senior Move Managers to better serve my senior clients and was a member until April 2014.
I enjoy teaming up, sharing expertise and supporting other outstanding local businesses through South Shore Synergy.
My roots are in New England
As a teenager, I worked at the Toll House Restaurant making the famous chocolate chip cookies. My husband Michael and I grew up in Whitman, MA and have always lived on the South Shore. We built our dream home in Bridgewater in 1998 and are still sporadically fine-tuning it. We raised two sons and have owned a construction-related business for over thirty years. When not organizing, I love to cook, garden or find an excuse to have a party!