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I love helping professional women get organized and create more balance in their life. I am also passionate about helping individuals and families with ADHD and other conditions that impact their ability to organize. I worked in the corporate world for over 20 years and I understand how many professional women feel overwhelmed playing multiple roles as a wife, mother, and caregiver while holding down careers outside of the home. I was there. 

 

I used to work easily over 50+ hours and felt lucky if I had 5 hours a day to sleep. My husband helped out a lot, but like many other women, I still assumed the heaviest workload at home. Paying bills, making dinner, getting children ready for school and activities, going grocery shopping, checking school correspondence, planning family events, etc. Most weekends were spent to catch up on what I was not able to do for work and home during the week.  Though I worked as hard as I could, I often felt that I was not doing any of it well and everything seemed to be out of control.  We also have a son with severe ADHD, which added more challenges in terms of family management.  Life with ADHD can get chaotic.  It is hard to feel good about parenting or yourself when you are constantly dealing with emotional outbursts, arguments, and misbehaviors. I often felt that I did not have the ability or capacity to help my son or family.

 

I now help busy professionals, parents, and families whose life is impacted by ADHD and other brain-based conditions.  It is possible to improve the quality of your life and spend more time on what you love.  I am also one of the two licensed and certified Sanity School™ trainers in Illinois. I am excited to share what I have learned from Sanity School™with parents of complex children in our community.  I would like to be a part of your success in creating a well-balanced life by transforming surroundings, improving productivity, and minimizing distractions in day-to-day life. 

I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a BA in Communications and an MS in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. My education and work experiences honed my skills in relationship building, managing, coaching, mentoring, training, project management, finance, and customer service. I am a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO), the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), and Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).

 

As a professional and a member of NAPO as well as ICD, I adhere to their Code of Ethics.  

What people are saying... 

Yuzu Sasaki Byrne, CPO®

Organizer Coach 

Owner, NEATOPIA, LLC

  • Certified Professional Organizer 

  • ADHD Specialist

  • Hoarding Specialist

  • Chronic Disorganization Specialist

  • Residential Organizing Specialist Certificate

  • Workplace Productivity Specialist Certificate

  • Licensed and Certified Sanity School Trainer

  • Buried In Treasure Workshop Facilitator

  • Organizer Coach Foundation Training Program Graduate

     

     

I strongly recommend Neatopia for home organization and clutter management. We had a full two-bedroom apartment hoarding situation that had built up over many years. With Yuzu's help, and in a very short time, we sorted through clutter in every single room and made the apartment liveable and pleasant. Yuzu has excellent resources to remove trash and take away unwanted items--which were more efficient and economical than the services I had found on my own. Plus, she herself took away the items for recycling and obtained donation receipts where appropriate. I was glad things that were not needed might benefit others, but we would not have had time to find out where to donate and to bring the items to the place of donation. Yuzu is very professional in her business operations, reliable, trustworthy and everything you look for in a person who will comes into your home to organize personal belongings.

Frances O'Cherony Archer

Glenview, IL

During a home remodeling project, my office became cluttered and disorganized. I was overwhelmed trying to get it cleaned up and contacted Yuzu Sasaki Byrne of Neatopia for assistance. From the moment I talked with Yuzu, I felt more calm and less overwhelmed. Yuzu took the time to really understand my situation and what I needed to do. Before we began the organizing project, Yuzu provided an organizing blueprint for us to follow. While working on my office Yuzu was patient, non-judgemental and professional. She made the process smooth and simple. Her quiet persistence and expertise resulted in an organized office with some new systems to help me keep it that way. If you are struggling to get your home or office organized, I highly recommend Yuzu and Neatopia.

Victoria Cook, Marketing Coach

Cary, IL

I have known Yuzu for several years and have found her to be extremely knowledgeable about all things related to organizing. She's easy to work with, a terrific problem-solver and has a calming influence in potentially intimidating circumstances. I have recommended her, to my dearest friends, because I trust her implicitly. 

Sarajoy Pickholtz

Wheeling, IL

I have had the pleasure of knowing Yuzu Sasaki Byrne with Neatopia for the past 3 years. We have been in a networking group together and we have done a "Senior Services" presentation together. She is a caring professional that knows how to get the job done. I have recommended her and her services to my family, friends and business acquaintances.

Deb Myers, Independent Assoc./Director, LegalShield/ID Shield

Island Lake, IL

Yuzu gave two presentations at the North Suburban YMCA entitled “Breaking Up is Hard to Do – De-Cluttering and Feeling Good About It” where she instructed participants about how to “break up” with belongings that are crowding their spaces and with which they have a clinging relationship.  Everyone who attended her presentations gave positive feedback about Yuzu’s gentle, caring approach and thoughtful implementation of the process of getting organized and de-cluttering.

 

In her discussion it was clear that she understands that one of the most difficult organizing tasks is parting with belongings with which one has emotional ties and she gave thoughtful suggestions to make parting with those belongings easier.  For example, Yuzu suggested taking a picture of something you’re struggling to let go of and then giving that object to someone whom you care about so that they can develop a relationship with it.  As a result, you de-clutter, you have fond memories and a link to the object and someone else now enjoys it - a win-win all the way around.

Karen Brownlee, Personal Trainer and Adult Services Coordinator with North Suburban YMCA

Northbrook, IL

Yuzu helped me organize our office in the basement.  I had a general idea about what’s in the office but things were scattered around the office and I started to feel stressed out about the increasing amount of clutter.  Yuzu taught me some organizing techniques that I can use to manage clutter.   I have a huge collection of books and I can now find any books I want or need.  She even made some room to place family photos and flowers throughout the office. I now look forward to going down to the office.  The biggest benefit was that in a short period of time, we were able to create an organizing system where everything I need has a home and that it is easy to maintain.  Thank you for transforming what I felt like a storage room into a beautiful functional office.

Fusayo Errico, Teacher

Deerfiled, IL

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