Quality over Quantity Organizing
Making your self/space/data/time a priority

The Organizer

Lace Abel-Bey

My biggest takeaway from the annual NAPO2016 Organizing Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia was being matched with an influential mentor, Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton of Organizing Maniacs in Virginia, and my first-time conference buddies, Molly S. and Kate M., in Atlanta, Georgia. They helped me establish my love for "all things organized" and appreciate the monumental evolution that is the organizing industry.

My biggest takeaway from the annual NAPO2016 Organizing Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia was being matched with an influential mentor, Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton of Organizing Maniacs in Virginia, and my first-time conference buddies, Molly S. and Kate M., in Atlanta, Georgia. They helped me establish my love for "all things organized" and appreciate the monumental evolution that is the organizing industry.

A little about me...

The concept of "being organized" came naturally to me back in my early childhood years, as it doubled as a form of therapy to help manage my own schedule.

My mother was my strongest inspiration in being organized, by teaching my sister and I how to set preventative measures to mitigate certain risks, appreciate the benefits of strategic planning, and balance our wants and wishes with earned rewards.  

With a wall-spread calendar, post-it notes, multicolored pens, and sheer willpower, I embarked on the daunting task of balancing my many notable extracurricular activities: Tae kwon do, equestrian competitions, dance recitals, viola chamber ensembles, lacrosse games, internships, and Anti-bias Task Force meetings at Town Hall.

After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011, I joined the Downtown Brooklyn Shake Shack opening management team. In 2013, I managed the reopening of an Obstetrics & Gynecology office on Flushing, Queens. As the office manager of the medical practice, I was an agent for connecting with patients in spanish, my native tongue, and setting the bar for delivering exceptional service.

I have been able to showcase and utilize my knowledge in business, hospitality and my organization skills creatively by managing vendor relations and smallwares in the restaurant, decluttering supplies and storage spaces in the office, managing staff scheduling, patient accounts/billing, and adhering to state and federal compliances. As the guest/patient satisfaction and staff retention rate increased, I recognized the invaluable power of blending my skills and the benefits to which it could be utilized. 

After a fervor of research and curiosity to meet other professionals who love and dedicate their lives to "all things organized", I joined the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) in January 2016. Within 3 months, I achieved professional member status and attended the national conference in Atlanta. Devoted to know more about the industry through market research and analytics, I joined NAPO's Information & Research Committee. With access to research across a wide range of information-related disciplines, I decided to begin my organizing and productivity consulting service, "Quality over Quantity Organizing". 

My mission is to work with professionals that struggle to create a routine that works, both at home and work. I want to guide the individual in figuring out how to reassess their priorities, sort the physical "stuff", and reach their clutter-free goals with mindful presence. 

Quality over Quantity Organizing supports and encourages your aspirations to living and being better organized. 

Quality over Quantity Organizing is set to launch late-2017.