the face of organization
Crystal Sabalaske, owner of Cluttershrink®, has spent more than a decade as a professional organizer helping countless clients simplify and declutter their lives while saving time and money, reducing stress and promoting success along the way. Crystal has been seen on multiple episodes of HGTV’s Mission: Organization and featured in Parents, Family Fun, and Women’s Health magazines among other publications. She continues to attract a loyal, national following thanks to her high-energy, shoot-from-the-hip personality and an infectious, can-do attitude. Having survived 18 residential moves, she offers a refreshing sense of humor and compassion as she helps each client make a molehill out of their mountain.
an experienced professional organizer
Crystal offers her expertise to a wide range of people — including busy parents, executives, entrepreneurs, young professionals and students — through a variety of means, including in-person and virtual consultations, speaking engagements, seminars and summits. Using her signature process-driven approach, Crystal motivates clients to develop their organizational skills and incorporate new habits into old routines.
In 2014, Crystal expanded her company’s offerings with a unique and in-demand service: kitchen organization for food allergy safety and wellness. It’s a topic that strikes especially close to home, as her family of four faces a total of 19 food allergies between them! Crystal provides special organizing techniques to help each client turn his/her kitchen into one giant safe zone to minimize cross-contact with allergens. Crystal is one of the few professional organizers offering this important service. In the fall of 2014, she hosted a summit, Food Allergy Wellness: Powerful Paths to Courageous Living with Food Allergies. She gathered 11 other food allergy experts from across the country to address how to knock out the many stressors that accompany living with food allergies.
Crystal is an active member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and has completed organizational and customer service training through Temple University and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Prior to launching her own business in 2002, she managed multi-million dollar projects for international companies such as Right Management Consultants. As Assistant Director of Education at Huntingdon Learning Center, Crystal taught children of all ages the organizational techniques needed to achieve academic success. She also has eight years of business experience in accounts, project and records management which honed her keen eye for detail.
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“There were countless days when Crystal would arrive, load her car with stuff we wanted to get rid of and later hand us receipts of the sale or donation, all the while keeping track of every item. She worked with different auction houses in our area and arranged a donation of one of our paintings to a museum in Iowa while working closely with the curator regarding the appropriate Deed of Gift and IRS forms. She found us the perfect movers and orchestrated every step of the move working alongside the men making sure things were packed appropriately and that nothing was left behind. She took care of all address changes and made sure our utilities were shut off on the appropriate date. She sent reminders to keep me on schedule for each upcoming task and would have done our Christmas shopping and cards with the change of address if I hadn’t decided to take a pass on Christmas due to overwhelm.”
– M. G. – Cluttershrink client, New Hope, PA