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 busy moms and overwhelmed business owners get 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 can spend their weekends doing what they love. We move clients from feelings of chaos and overwhelm to relief and order. Everyone on our team feels like we have the best job in the world!
Meet the Team
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.
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.
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 Mollie is from St. Michaels. She helps transform every space into a calm and well-organized area of your home. As a recent college graduate majoring in Spanish, she understands hard work and dedication. Her favorite space to organize is kids playrooms and when she isn’t organizing, she loves playing with her nieces and nephews.
Organizer Allison is a Maryland native and a new mom. 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 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.
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.
Organizer Tricia is an Army wife and mom to 3. Her family put down roots in Annapolis after more than a dozen military moves, and she actually loves unpacking a new house and making a space functional and peaceful. Tricia enjoys organizing for kids and passing on the joy and autonomy of everything having a place. In her free time she loves to read, cook, and enjoy nature.
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 of all types, and garages and serves as our Team Support Manager.
Organizing Assistant 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.
Team Support and Organizing Assistant 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.
Handling client scheduling and billing as our Executive Assistant and Client Relations Manager is Erica. Originally from the PNW, Erica recently returned home with her family to Washington state – officially making Team SXS bicoastal! She has always been passionate about organizing and loves utilizing her skills on the back end of the business.
Sydney joined the team in 2020 as the Social Media Manager and really enjoys showing off our organizers’ hard work on the website and social media pages! She grew up in south Texas and currently lives in Boston.
“I walk into my home and I can exhale” Mindi N., Working Mom of 5
“Susie and her team came in and completely transformed the chaos with amazing storage systems that not only keep things neat and tidy, but they are also easy to maintain; four months later, everything is still beautifully organized. What a difference it has made to start each morning in a calm space rather than in the chaos it once was!” -Michelle L., Mom of 4
“I hired Susie and her team for my playroom and already have her signed up to come back for my kitchen. They are kind, fun, professional and SO talented! SO glad I found them! They plans they have implanted for our family have been life-changing (and saving!).” -Katey C, Business Owner and Mom of 2
“All the organization and systems have brought me so much peace of mind and a sense of relief rather than anxiety.” -Rachel B., Working Professional and Mom of 2
“This service is incredible because they don’t just organize your belongings, they do it in a way that makes sense for you and your family so that you can maintain the organization without much effort!” -Stephanie M.
If you’ve landed on this page,
My guess is that you may be feeling…
Overwhelmed by clutter
So busy you can barely keep up
Like it’s all on you
Stressed by your to-do list
Paralyzed and don’t know where to start
Guilt about the state of your home or office
Now, here’s the good news:
Every one of us has felt this way—including me! But here’s the flip side. I know you’re here because you desire…
A simpler life
Smooth morning and afternoon routines
Shared household responsibilities
An office that runs smoothly
A place for everything
And here’s even better news:
We can help you get there! Our systems can help you:
Feel relief instead of stress
Be proud of your home & finally invite your friends & family over
Spend your weekends doing the things you love
Stop fighting about clutter with your spouse
Raise self-sufficient kids
Sleep better at night
a bit about Susie
If I’m driving, I’m either listening to a podcast, NPR, or an audio book. I love learning new things!
a bit about Susie
I have a TERRIBLE memory. It’s the main reason why I have to stay so organized!
a bit about Susie
I’m the mom of three and the wife of a (now retired) Navy pilot.
a bit about Susie
I’m a problem solver by nature and don’t stop until I can make things better, or connect you with someone who can!
a bit about Susie
I grew up in Southern California and now live in Annapolis, Maryland, which explains why I still like fish tacos more than crab cakes.