Mise en Place- Everything In Place
Serving the Greater Houston Area
Organized is the vision. Decluttering is the tool. Functional is the result. An organized space creates a clear mind. The art of “letting go” to give you a sustainable, systematic mindset.
Who is Mise en Place?
Hi I’m Dana, a working wife and mother of a 4 year old who thrives on organization. I have loved to organize as long as I can remember. Everything I owned had a place… my PlayDoh was never mixed and my socks always matched. Am I obsessed with organizing chaos… you bet!
Some people like to play golf, some like to get lost in a good book, but I like to put together puzzles. I am definitely a bit of a puzzle nerd, but if you think about it, organizing is a little like a puzzle. Start with a clean open space, set out all the pieces, and then work your way from the outside in, filling in all the gaps and trying out pieces until they all fit into a perfectly beautiful picture. Creating an organized space is the same concept. At the beginning it may be a little overwhelming, but in the end you have a beautiful functional space.
One of the most satisfying gifts I have found through organizing is giving stuff away or donating. It has been the best therapy I could have ever received for my new obsession to minimize. Not only am I minimizing my space, but I am helping others to benefit from those items that are going to use vs sitting in a closet or pantry. For example kitchen stuff went to a Women’s Shelter that furnishes apartments for women who are fleeing troubled relationships, often with children in tow. Dresses and shoes went to a foundation that supplies underprivileged high school girls with a “Fairy Godmother” to help them find the perfect dress for Prom - for free! The list goes on. These are just two of the many wonderful foundations and non-profits the Greater Houston area has to offer. And I am always looking for more places to add to the list!
January 2021 I decided it’s time for me to follow my passion and start my own organization business. I would love to help you organize your chaos!
"Dana is such a joy to work with! You can feel her energy and passion for organizing, which helps you get energized to see your space the way you intended it to be! Dana doesn’t assume anything and will want to ensure that you are part of the process in your home, in your space. I also love that she tries to utilize bins, storage, etc. that you already have and figure out how to re-purpose. Dana has an eye for space and how to make it functional, which helps me get out of the rut in my head. You will love working with her!”
- Jennifer W.
"My pantry is pure perfection. I highly recommend Dana as she worked me in last minute, took me shopping, and made finding all the correct organization tools FUN and nor stressful! She is extremely creative, professional and thorough - she paid close attention to every detail and product selection. Dana's knowledge and expertise brought my pantry to a whole new level of organized that I didn't even know was possible! It is functional and PRETTY! I look forward to working with her on another project soon."
- Chrissy O.