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 10 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), vice-president of the Oregon chapter of NAPO and an active member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). She lives in North Portland with her husband and 7-year-old son.