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Portland Professional Organizer MaryJo Monroe

about reSPACEd

MaryJo Monroe founded reSPACEd in 2008 in Portland, Oregon. ReSPACEd melds strong organizing principles with innovative design concepts to bring form and function into the spaces of Portland-Metro homes.

With 15 years of design experience, MaryJo knows how to make a home feel bright, spacious and warm. She works in residential organizing and design, which she documents in her blog. Using a friendly approach, she works at the client’s pace, respectfully offering suggestions for improvements while finding creative ways to best use the space. MaryJo is able to work within a wide range of budgets and has received specialized training in working with those who struggle with ADHD, mental health issues and chronic disorganization.

ReSPACEd advocates green design principles, starting by using supplies that the client already owns and keeping new purchases to a minimum. Whenever possible, reSPACEd advocates recycling or donating items instead of throwing them away.

MaryJo is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), Immediate Past President of the Oregon chapter of NAPO and an active member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD).

She is an Oregon native, who grew up in Newberg and attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. MaryJo now lives in North Portland with her husband and 11-year-old son.


Maia Dart brings her characteristic cheerfulness and friendly attitude to every job, and has quickly become a favorite with clients who describe her as a “visionary” and “a doll and a half.”

Maia started her career as a professional organizer in New York City, organizing everyone from Wall Street execs to Academy Award winners and working families. With multiple appearances on the TV show “Hoarders,” she has experience working in extreme situations and has training in handling all levels of disorganization.

She is also highly experienced in organizing workplaces. Clients working in medical, academic, design and high tech offices in Portland have all raved about her smart ideas, professional demeanor and commitment to sustainability.

Maia is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers–Oregon (NAPO-OR) and New York (NAPO-NY). She has served on the Board of Directors for NAPO-OR since 2015, and on subcommittees for NAPO-NY since 2011. Maia is also a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD).

As an Oregon native, she grew up in Eugene, Oregon and attended Bard College in upstate New York. Maia currently lives in SW Portland with her husband.


Christy Charnquist joined reSPACEd this spring and brings with her 10 years of experience as a professional organizer. Helping families get organized is what she loves to do most, and she especially enjoys working with moms of kids/teens who have ADHD and moms who own businesses.

Christy also has extensive experience working with seniors, particularly in the area of downsizing and senior living communities. Clients continually comment on how kind and patient Christy is with even their toughest organizing challenges. Her knowledge of organizing products and kid-friendly organizing strategies is extensive.

Christy has been a member of the NAPO-Oregon chapter for 8 years. Her education background is in management and music business.

She is originally from Seattle, but after 13 years in Tennessee, she has made her home in Beaverton with her husband and daughter for the last 10 years. Christy currently serves organizing clients out in Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard and Tualatin.