Rachel and Company is a full-service professional organizing firm specializing in home organization, closet design, and home moves in the Washington, DC area, and beyond.
Hi, I am Rachel, a busy working mom, professional organizer, closet designer, and creator of organized in a box™.
Born and raised in Bethesda, MD, I turned my passion for organization into a business I love after deciding that being a lawyer was not for me. I wanted to use my talents to help people while doing something I truly enjoyed. Shortly after, I found out I was expecting identical twin girls!
When my life suddenly went from no kids to mommy of two, I had to reorganize everything, and I haven’t looked back since. I went from being a JD on Capitol Hill to owning my own business as a professional organizer, then to Director of Operations at Style for Hire — a national personal styling company co-founded by celebrity stylist Stacy London of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” — and finally back to my own business, Rachel and Company.
So what makes me qualified?
I am type-A and truly love to organize. I strive and function best in an organized space. I live by a routine and love it. I am a list maker and even write things on my lists just to cross them off. But most of all, I understand where you’re coming from. I understand that we all have stuff — stuff that clutters our homes, our schedules, and our lives — and I am here to help you organize that stuff so that you can be more productive and focus your energy on what matters most in your life.
My commitment is to bring organizing solutions for your life through what I have lived and learned and to be realistic with whatever I share. I am not perfect (and I don't pretend to be) and my house isn't always neat which if that is what you are looking for, I am not sure I am your gal! I am just like you. I get it and we have to be flexible yet resourceful with our solutions. I am a big believer that there is a difference in something being neat versus organized.
I have been recognized in the press including Better Homes and Gardens, Washingtonian Magazine, Woman’s Day, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, US News and World Report and NBC4.
Together with my team, we pride ourselves on creating realistic organizing solutions and systems to make a home more functional and joyously livable. Click here to learn more about how we work.
Associate | Principal Onsite Organizer
Favorite thing in your home: “My art collection. My grandfather was an artist and several of his pieces are on display.”
All time favorite organizing product: “Drawer storage. Anything to corral loose items (paper clips, socks, bobby bins) and keep them from sliding around.”
Least organized/messiest area of your home: “My party and wrapping supplies. I’m a sucker for cute paper goods.”
Item or area you just have to have organized: “My clothes. Color and type-coding keeps me sane.”
Fictional character you would want as your best friend: “Holly Golightly”
Associate | Onsite Organizer
Favorite thing in your home: My "command center" - a hallway that I've transformed to our home base.
All time favorite organizing product: Chalk labels and markers - they add a fun, timeless look to creating order.
Least organized/messiest area of your home: Photos! I have albums, boxes, envelopes and loose pictures.
Item or area do you just have to have organized: Shoes! Each family member has a bin for "frequently worn shoes" in our coat closet.
Fictional character you would want as your best friend: ”Ellen Degeneres. I realize she's not technically "fictional," but her kindness and sense of humor are really too good to be true!
ASSOCIATE | ONSITE ORGANIZER
Favorite thing in your home: “Anything that reminds me of being back home in Tucson.”
All time favorite organizing product: “I have a simple desk organizer with little compartments for all of my office supplies. If makes finding things so easy!”
Least organized/messiest area in your home: “Photo boxes and CDs. I would love to digitize these to free up much-needed space.”
Item or area you just have to have organized: “Entry-way mail station. It's the first thing I see when I open the door, and I feel like it sets the mood for our home.”
Fictional character you would want as your best friend: “Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation. Her optimism and determination are so endearing... and she makes me laugh.”
Associate | Onsite Organizer
Favorite thing in your home: “My bed! And all of the pillows on it. :)”
All time favorite organizing product: “Shoe organizers.”
Least organized/messiest area in your home: “The cabinet under the sink in my bathroom.”
Item or area you just have to have organized: “My closet/dresser drawers. I have to be able to see my clothing/find a specific article of clothing I'm looking for or I go crazy.”
Fictional character you would want as your best friend: “Ron Weasley”