Each of my career choices-wedding coordinator, event planner, and teacher — gave me the creative freedom to organize everyone and everything. I have always thrived on to-do lists, planners, and systems!
In 2014 I started Systems by Susie, and my mission became lightening the loads of busy families and business owners so they could have more time to do what they love.
Now, I lead a team of organizers to help me on my mission. We help you go from overwhelmed to organized. How do we do this? We don’t just buy pretty baskets and call it a day. We work with our clients to declutter, organize, and create systems so their spaces stay organized and they get their weekends back. We move clients from feelings of chaos and overwhelm to relief and order. And we do it all with kindness, empathy, and zero judgement.
We have the best team around (literally…We get voted “Best Professional Organizers of Annapolis” every year!). I know it can feel scary to reach out, but you’ll be so glad you did!
Hailing from Delaware, clients love our project manager Brooke’s contagious good mood and quick thinking. She combines her interior design background along with her experience as a mom of three to create beautiful and sustainable systems for daily life. We’ve yet to find a kitchen or pantry Brooke can’t conquer. Her favorite part of her job is the happiness and relief that clients feel when we transform their space.
A native Texan, Katie is a project manager with a big heart who goes above and beyond to make sure every job is done well. She’s the mom of four busy kids so she understands how crazy life can get and loves to help create sanity in the midst of chaos. She gets excited like a kid in a candy shop about organizing kitchens and welds a mean labeler.
Project Manager Crissy is a wife and mom of two. After five years in Pennsylvania, her family moved back to Riva. She loves fitness, fashion, and cooking! Her favorite space to organize is the kitchen, where she spends most of her time! If she is not in the kitchen, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Lead Organizer Christi hails from Silver Spring, Maryland. She has four children born so close together that life with a constantly deployed husband made organization not just a luxury but a necessity. When her oldest child started kindergarten, she began homeschooling, thus adding another layer and level of organization. Helping clients create a household that functions as an inviting and inspiring home gives Christi delight and purpose.
Originally from Wisconsin, Lead Organizer Sarah comes to you with a peaceful energy and an interior design background. This allows her to organize with style in mind while attaining functionality. She’s the mom of three children and enjoys home renovating with her husband. Sarah specializes in transforming a messy closet into a functional oasis.
Lead Organizer Wendy is from Annapolis, MD, and is the mother of 3 teenagers. She loves fashion and especially accessories, so closet and drawer organization make her happy. She also loves throwing parties and decorating for holidays. Wendy’s background is in event and wedding planning.
Organizer Allison is a Maryland native and mom of two. Her favorite spaces to organize are kitchens and closets, because we use and look at these spaces every single day. She also enjoys organizing spaces for kids – especially little girls! Allison loves to learn and master new things. School and learning have always been a love of hers, and she believes there is always room for self-improvement.
Organizer Melodee is originally from San Diego, CA. She is a Navy Spouse of 22 years and a former baker. Melodee has five kids and loves to find and refinish furniture, bake, organize and shell hunt at the beach. Her favorite space to organize is a playroom because it constantly changes with kids’ age and interests.
Organizer Lindsay lives in Arnold with her family. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two girls. Her favorite space to organize is the pantry. It brings her joy to come home with a load of groceries and fit everything back in its place. Lindsay has a background in Exercise Science and massage therapy. The combination of science, systems, and art fuels her organizational style!
Organizer Sandy is originally from Maryland and currently lives in Ellicott City. She is married with three kids and a newly empty nester. Sandy’s family are avid lacrosse fans and her two oldest played in college. Having an organized garage and a place for all of the lacrosse gear was a must! Her favorite spaces to organize are closets and spaces for kids, and Sandy loves the sense of peace and tranquility you get from beautiful spaces. Her favorite place to be is at the beach.
As a Navy family, Sherri and her husband and three kids have called Riva, MD, home for the last 12 years. Their youngest is attending JMU, making them empty nesters for the first time. During her husband’s 30 year career, Sherri and her family moved several times, so she loves to set up a kitchen to be fun and functional! Sherri is a huge believer in using the good and the pretty whenever possible! Fun fact: Sherri used to be a Hawaiian dancer during her high school and college years. Aloha!
Meghan was born, raised and still resides in Pasadena, MD, and is a mom of two boys. She loves to be able to have a designated space for all the toys, games, and sports equipment at home. As an elementary PE teacher, Meghan enjoys orderly spaces and being able to make organizing fun and accessible for all ages. When she and her family are not on the fields for practices or games, she enjoys reading a good book!
Team Support Manager Lori is a Navy spouse and mom of two boys, originally from Annapolis, MD. She finds serenity in a well-decorated and organized home. After 11 moves in 17 years, she has learned that the quicker she can create that environment the quicker she can feel calmly settled! She loves organizing closets and garages.
Hayli is one of the newest organizers to join Team SxS; she started working with Team Support in August 2023. Hayli is mom to Violet, and her favorite place to organize is the kitchen. She says, ”It’s nice to be able to see what you have and can make cooking less stressful.” Fun Fact: Hayli’s favorite movie as a kid was Practical Magic! She watched it so much she ruined the VHS!
Handling client scheduling and billing as our Executive Assistant and Director of Client Relations is Jody. Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, Jody is a wife, a proud mom of three children and two labradoodles. She loves the beach, spending time with her family and friends and reading. Her home office is her favorite place to organize as it creates a peaceful place to work and is allows for her unique creative expression in the decor.
Sydney is our Social Media Manager and really enjoys showing off the organizers’ hard work on the website and social media pages! She grew up in south Texas and has lived in Annapolis, Boston, Montgomery, and San Antonio since joining Team SxS in 2020.
Karen is our Director of Business Development. She has a passion for helping small businesses grow as she recently owned and operated a small local fitness franchise in Annapolis for seven years. She has an extensive background in marketing having worked at both start-up and Fortune 500 companies. Karen is originally from New Jersey and a mom of three active kids. She keeps her family organized with a color coded family calendar to keep track of their daily sports and activities. When she has free time she loves adventure travel, exercise, audiobooks and hiking.
WE LOVE A GOOD SYSTEM
We don’t just clean up and organize an area. We create individualized systems that are intuitive, sustainable, and that work with (and not against) your natural habits.
WE DON’T JUDGE
We are a judgment-free zone. We don’t judge because we. get. it. Our homes aren’t perfect. We have real families who make real messes, too. Our goal isn’t perfection, but rather setting up systems you can maintain and giving everything a specific place.
WE LOVE OUR JOBS
We are super friendly. Organizing can be fun with the right people! We love chatting as we work and are often sharing our favorite resources, podcasts, and tips on business and parenting. Transforming spaces for our clients is what we LOVE to do.
WE WANT IT TO LAST
We can train and teach your employees or the “helpers” in your home how to maintain the systems we create. We also have monthly and quarterly maintenance plans to refresh and reset your spaces.