“It’s like a puzzle.”
Kati Wadsworth’s shoulders and blonde ringlets are just visible behind a mound of packaged noodles, tinned vegetables, bags of nuts, and cracker cartons piled on the kitchen island. Behind her, the pantry in this otherwise immaculate home on Florence’s north side stands emptied, a blank canvas awaiting her methodical masterpiece.
The first challenge of the morning? Too many canned goods for the clear plastic risers she’s brought to better display them. (Her clients have added to their collection since her last visit.) But the unflappable 36-year-old takes it in her slow, deliberate stride.
“Tetris was my favorite game growing up,” she says cheerily. A morning with Wads-worth, the Shoals’ only professional home organizer, is a study in the kinds of details most people overlook—the ones that not only make spaces look tidy but help keep them that way. Before she’s finished, there will be no ragged box tops, no homeless jars of sauce, no hard-to-see corners where clutter can collect.
“It really is my pleasure to do this for them,” says Wadsworth. “I love living an organized, efficient life. I know it sounds cheesy, but I want other people to live like that.” (The enthusiasm is real. Her van’s license plate reads 0RGNZE).