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About the Book

Short Sales Copy

If we accept that God desires intimacy in our daily lives, how does that translate to the clutter that sits on our tables, countertops and storage spaces? To truly make a difference in your cluttered spaces, you must first unveil the disorganizing lies that keep the room in disarray, while uncovering the root causes. Unveiling these root causes by shedding God’s word is the cornerstone of this workbook.

Part bible study and part workbook, Organize...His Way goes where no other organizing book has gone before. Giving you not only the understanding of why things are the way they are, but equipping you with tools and armor to keep your home as a place of Godly order and honor.

Long Sales Copy

If we accept that God desires intimacy in our daily lives, how does that translate to the clutter that sits on our tables, countertops and storage spaces? To truly make a difference in your cluttered spaces, you must first unveil the disorganizing lies that keep the room in disarray, while uncovering the root causes.

Unveiling these root causes by sharing God’s word is the cornerstone of this workbook. Each chapter features biblical principles and study, questions for reflection, a personal story from others seeking to become more organized, a practical application, a prayer, and organizing tips and resources. This workbook will begin to not only de-clutter your home, but your heart! In it, you’ll learn to:

  • Identify the root causes for your clutter and what to do about it, starting with your heart and attitudes.
  • Find a peaceful place where you can nurture intimacy with God as you say goodbye to clutter
  • Eliminate clutter (physical and mental) that creates distance between you, God, and those closest to you
  • Create a clutter-free home and transform your lifestyle in only a few months
  • Maintain your organizational process by implementing realistic expectations

Eileen Koff is owner of To The Next Level, a certified professional organizing business since 1998. She received distinction as a Certified Professional Organizer from the National Association of Professional Organizers in their inaugural offering in 2007 and served the National Association as their editor and publication chair of NAPO News from 2004-2013. As Faithful Organizer’s Devotion Director, Eileen writes a monthly devotion to this international community of professional organizers on biblical principles in organizing as well as writing quarterly articles on Godly order in Christian women's magazine Just Between Us.

Understanding the physical and emotional connection that clutter weighs on your mind and body is critical to the transformation of your spaces. But, more than this, it is vital to always keep in mind the spiritual aspect of your home. This workbook goes where no other organizing book has gone before. Giving you not only the understanding of why things are the way they are, but equipping you with tools and armor to keep your home as a place of Godly order and honor. Organize...His Way has already changed the lives of hundreds of people, and can help to transform your life too!

Author Bio

Eileen Koff, CPO is the founder and president of To The Next Level, a certified professional organizing business based on Long Island, NY, and the 2013 NAPO-LLA award winner for “Best Green Service”. Ever since her teenage years, Eileen has taken great joy in helping people organize and simplify their surroundings. Well into her career as a professional organizer, she has added author and speaker to her credit as she fulfills her passion for speaking and teaching on the joys of leading an orderly life. Her obsession lies in witnessing the transforming power of God’s Word in the lives of those she serves. Eileen lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of over 35 years, having raised three sons who are now off on their own.

About Eileen Koff

Speaker, Certified Professional Organizer and author of Organize…His Way: A Christ Centered Approach to Organizing Your Life

Short Bio

Can an organized life lead to deeper and more intimate relationships? Is clutter a faith issue? And does the Bible have anything to say about it?

As a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO), author and speaker Eileen Koff has worked firsthand with Christians as they struggle to get their stuff (and by extension, their lives) organized. And along with her clients, Eileen desires a stronger, more fulfilled relationship with Christ. That’s why she has devised a program to bring Him into the world of organizing.

With nearly two decades of experience in professional organizing, Eileen’s Christian-centered approach is radically unique. As the author of Organize...His Way: A Christ Centered Approach to Organizing Your Life, her concepts illuminate new ideas and strategies for solving organizational dilemmas.

Eileen teaches how clutter not only robs happiness from our homes, but how the chaos undermines the relationships with our family, friends and God as well. In her presentations, she stirs audiences to immediate action, motivating listeners to put an end to years of frustration and clutter build-up. With an engaging, interactive style, she packs her presentations with how-to's, humor and inspiration.

Audiences leave with a renewed sense of purpose and priorities, and are equipped with the tools and understanding they need to organize what really matters.

Longer Bio

Can an organized life lead to deeper and more intimate relationships? Is clutter a faith issue? And does the Bible have anything to say about it?

As a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO), author and speaker Eileen Koff has worked firsthand with Christians as they struggle to get their stuff (and by extension, their lives) organized. And along with her clients, Eileen desires a stronger, more fulfilled relationship with Christ. That’s why she has devised a program to bring Him into the world of organizing.

With nearly two decades of experience in professional organizing, Eileen’s Christian-centered approach is radically unique. As the author of Organize...His Way: A Christ Centered Approach to Organizing Your Life, her concepts illuminate new ideas and strategies for solving organizational dilemmas.

Eileen teaches how clutter not only robs happiness from our homes, but how the chaos undermines the relationships with our family, friends and God as well. In her presentations, she stirs audiences to immediate action, motivating listeners to put an end to years of frustration and clutter build-up. With an engaging, interactive style, she packs her presentations with how-to's, humor and inspiration. Audiences leave with a renewed sense of purpose and priorities, and are equipped with the tools and understanding they need to organize what really matters.

One of Eileen’s main objectives is to spread the message of Organize...His Way to churches and faith groups across the country. She has devised a six-week Bible study to accompany the book, which then enables others to minister on the value of bringing God into the organizational process.

About Eileen

Eileen became a member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) in 1998. That same year, she founded her professional organizing company, To The Next Level, and became a board-certified professional organizer in 2007.

For nearly a decade, Eileen served as NAPO’s Publication Chair, was editor of the NAPO newsletter and operated as Communication Project Head for the Education Committee. Eileen holds a Level II Specialist Certificate with the Institute of Challenging Disorganization, and her long-standing emphasis on eco-friendly solutions for her clients led her to receive the “Best Green Service” award by NAPO-LA in 2013.

Eileen is the Devotion and Prayer Director for Faithful Organizers', and is a columnist for ‘Just Between Us’, a Christian women’s magazine. In addition, she and her husband are co-founders of Peace Island Children's Centre in Uganda, a non- profit that works to provide safe shelter for homeless children.

Eileen lives on Long Island with her husband Wayne. Married for over 35 years, they have raised three sons: Ian, Evan and Keenan. When not organizing (and speaking on the joys of organizing!), Eileen can be found enjoying cooking, traveling the globe and growing closer day by day to Jesus.
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Interview Resources

Bio Talking Points

Eileen Koff is a Certified Professional Organizer, Author and Speaker, member of National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), of which she served as Editor and Publication Chair of NAPO News from 2004-2013. Early on in her career, Eileen observed a direct correlation between a cluttered disorganized space and the negative effects in family relationships. More importantly, these disorganized spaces filled her clients with daily distraction. As Faithful Organizer’s Devotion Director, Eileen writes a monthly devotion to an international group of professional organizers on biblical principles in organizing.

She specializes in these areas:

  • 15 years as Certified Professional Organizer from Christian Perspective
  • Eco-Organizer
  • Author & Speaker

She has begun a new phase: Eileen Koff Ministries

  • Author of books, blogs, and expanded articles
  • Speaker and teacher - Group Bible studies, seminars and workshops
  • Started an orphanage in Uganda
  • Columnist with Just Between Us, a Christian Women’s Magazine

There is common message for Christians who want to live and organized life

  • Clutter is a faith issue
  • Organizing is not about obtaining a beautiful house, but establishing Godly relationships
  • Clutter causes distance and affects our relationships with God and our families

Interview Topics

What is organizing about and what is it not about?
Organizing is not about our possessions, but the effect our possessions have on our life. Organization is not something you do, it’s the way you live your life. It’s about making mindful decisions about your life. Each decision you make now will either push or pull you closer or further from the life you want. Teaching listeners and readers to ask questions in their decision making process will help establish new habits to enhance their lives and relationship with God.

How enabling a person to understand that “it’s not about the stuff” can transform his or her life.
Organizing is not about stuff, although we let stuff define our lives. Stuff has power and the stuff we own has power over us – power that can be used for good or for ill. It’s up to us to decide how we use the stuff we own. What is the life you want? We can either advance the kind of life we want or we become self-absorbed with our stuff. As a professional organizer, I help people make decisions about the stuff based on the life they want.

What is Organizing His Way is about and how I came to write this book
I wrote this book after spending time as Devotions Director for an online group of Christian Professional Organizers. We heard things like...

  • My sleep suffers because I feel like I’ve forgotten something important
  • I’m too embarrassed to have people over
  • I’d cook for my family if I could just find enough surfaces in the kitchen

It gave me a firsthand perspective on how clutter and chronic disorganization was affecting the lives of Christians. Their emails touched a deep desire in my heart to bring God’s word into Christian lives so that true transformation could occur in their homes and in their relationships. Organize…His Way is designed as a workbook to teach you how to deal with clutter and find a peaceful place where you can nurture intimacy with God.

Is it book or a workbook?
It's both. The first several chapters explore why clutter (physical and mental) creates distance between those closest to you and your relationship with God. The remaining chapters provide you with a practical blueprint of organizing how-to’s for your unique situation. In addition to individual reading, it's great for small groups or expanded study.

Clutter is a faith issue that keeps us from seeing and receiving God's purpose and blessings for our lives.
Both mental and physical clutter creates a distance between those closest to you and your relationship with God. But at its core, clutter is a spiritual issue. What we say and what we do can be very different, and the clutter that sits in our homes and head highlights your true priorities. Clutter can prevent you from fulfilling your God given purposes. When God’s purposes are revealed, then that’s when true blessing flow.

Clutter transformations that are permanent, rather than just temporary, start with having a Vision.
Do you know one of the main reasons we fail over and over at getting organized? Lack of vision. The most important question you can ask yourself prior to any organizing job is “What Is My Vision?” My biggest question I give clients is “What is the vision you have for your life?”

Taking the land little by little. Slow and consistent steps make the lasting changes; that’s why I keep my sessions to a few hours each. What you think determines your actions. Changing the mindset of my clients through an understanding of what’s important for their life changes their action and makes the changes lasting, because they truly believe in what they are doing.

One of first steps I do when working with client is to re-define their relationship with their stuff.

In the beginning, I ask my clients to visualize themselves with their stuff. They usually respond that they are in the middle and the clutter is around them. Then, I then ask them to visually shift from having the clutter in a circle around them to the clutter on either side of them, like a road. I tell them while eyes still closed that the clutter is part of their journey. They can either decide to keep the stuff with them, tying them down, or that they can begin to lighten their load on their path.

When they begin to see that they have a choice on their life’s journey, they are more willing to understand their true relationship with stuff. It forces one to look not at the quantity of one’s stuff but at the quality of one’s relationship and one’s life. For me, that is the goal I want my clients to chase, and for me, that is true organization.

I noticed that your chapter 11 is on Spiritual House Cleansing. Why is it important for us to do?
When I began my organizing business in 1998, I began to see the correlations between spiritual oppression and disorder in the home. God’s word says that we are a triune being; body, mind and spirit. When we look at our physical dwellings we must understand how the spiritual affects our mind and body.
There are two helpful ways to spiritually cleans your home - purging and prayer. Purge (remove, repent and restore) and Prayer (Dedication and anointing). Having a home that pleases God and creates an atmosphere of joy and peace will be one to which others will be naturally attracted. If God is calling you to a new level of holiness, then that will also include your dwelling place as well as your heart.

Interview Questions

  • What is a professional organizer?
  • What is your radical approach to organizing?
  • Talk to us about the idea of our treasures and how this affects our disorganization.
  • Why do you define clutter/disorganization as a faith issue?
  • Do your clients often struggle getting rid of items, especially those with sentimental value?
  • You say that organizing is about more than the stuff. What do you mean by this?
  • How do you help your clients make their clutter transformations permanent, rather than just temporary fixes?
  • Many people are overwhelmed with their clutter; what’s your advice on where to start?
  • How is it possible to help people organize virtually (without physically going into their homes)?
  • What is/what isn’t spiritual house cleansing? Is Spiritual House Cleansing biblical?
  • Why is spiritual house cleansing important for us to do?