Thank you for visiting the List Organizer website. The
owner, KayLee Parker, has been a professional organizer since
1992, publishing books and information to help you get organized
in your personal life.
In 2000, the List Organizer website was launched providing
free lists to people throughout the world. In October
2003, a book, Lists for Muddle Management, was
published that included 125 of KayLee's Lists plus her
instructions for getting organized.
In August, 2004, the website was changed to a mainly,
subscription service and the Power of Lists was expanded.
- Postal address
- List Organizer
- P.O. Box 853
- Hurricane UT
- Electronic mail
Sales and customer support: firstname.lastname@example.org
KayLee Parker visualized List Organizer in January 2000 and was
thrown into the world of the Internet, domain names, website design,
merchant accounts, host servers and search engines. List Organizer
launched September 2000 with a few Lists and an idea that the website would share
KayLee's unique organizing style with the world.
KayLee started teaching about personal organization in 1992 with
a few concepts about how to get people organized. Her first organization
business was called, Your Mom's Organizers, which reflected her personal
approach to the business of getting organized.
While many of her early concepts about trying to organize a home
were ideas she used to organize her own home, the basic
concept of using Lists to assist people has remained the basis for List Organizer. KayLee still believes the best way to get organized with the least amount of
effort is to use a well-made List and follow those simple directions. The
website now contains over 125 pages of Lists.
To cap off the long-term idea KayLee envisioned for the Power of
Lists, she's authored a book Lists for Muddle Management which contains
her system and instructions for personal organization. The second part of
the book includes the 125 Lists that people use to do everything from clean
their house and automobile to organize their children, move across country or
gain control of the paper mess.
In addition she publishes three special packets (Meal Organizer,
Travel Organizer, Budget Organizer) so the client fills in the blanks with
little effort to manage these parts of living. For example the Travel
Organizer includes a Packing List, a Clothing Planner, Tips for Travel,
What to do Before you Leave Home, Instructions for the House sitter and the
Child Care Provider and a Budget to keep track of expenses on the trip.
KayLee realizes that professional organizers can't visit every
home on a one-to-one basis, so this book and her packets allow people access to
her ideas at any time and any place. You don't need her sitting at your
desk to help you organize your menus since her system gives you the tools you
need to succeed.
Today the website statistics boast millions of hits from 80
countries and lots of "thank you" e-mails from people who find simplicity and
motivation in List Organizer the Power of Lists. KayLee's struggles
as a mother of four, at home with no board of directors or paid employees to
help with the work overload, led to this conclusion: "If you want to get
organized, use a List from List Organizer."
Author Personal History--KayLee
Parker, creator of Lists
Kay Lee's birth came in Atascadero, California on a winter's day.
Her mom, dad, sister, brother and KayLee soon headed to Colorado where KayLee spent
her school days and graduated from high school in Denver, Colorado. Her
parents owned one of the first discount stores in Denver, so KayLee learned
early how to answer telephones (she still remembers saying Alpine 5-7081 at the
beginning of every incoming call) and how to count the cash register at the end
of the day so they could go home. Her favorite time was Christmas when the
store sold toys and she had a hands on view of the new gadgets.
In the Sixties she headed west to college in Utah and found out
what it was to be really cold walking to class where the sun didn't shine until
noon because of the mountains on the east. After a few changes in her
college study major and a stint dropping out to work because there were no
student loans to supplement tuition back then, KayLee graduated with a degree in
communications/journalism and headed out to become--a mother, three months after
college graduation. Yes, she'd said "I do" three years earlier
and they'd spent 2 years in the U.S. Army in Nuremberg, Germany after her
became a draftee. They traveled around Europe visiting museums and
mountains and seashores and historic monuments, then the two headed back to take
up college study again.
Her degree went above the washing machine for a while after the
birth of a son back when real women washed cloth diapers in Clorox.
After her husband's graduation, the family moved to Denver where they added two
children, a son, and a daughter. The time in Denver became days
of more disorganization as life continued, the family grew and the clutter took over.
In 1978, the family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and
settled down to raise the family. Another daughter joined the family in 1980 and the
dishes, laundry, cleaning, pets, schedules and routine were out of control.
KayLee started reading many books about how to get organized and all those
magazines that touted the latest idea for pulling it together. A few
changes were made, but life was spinning along and KayLee's body and soul were
wearing down from too much work and not enough sleep.
Working smart had to be the answer since she couldn't add time
to her day. KayLee started with a Grocery List and Menu Planners to
organize the meals which were very important to a family of six. The list
making continued, then new ideas were formed and one day she found she qualified
as a "Professional Organizer" as determined by the National Association of
Professional Organizers. The family was always the guinea pigs for all her
new ideas and modifications before she presented them at seminars and in
writing. The List Organizer system was refined as the years continued and
KayLee called it "simple solutions for complex problems."
In 2001, KayLee tired of the traffic and noise and blizzards of
Colorado Springs and said, "Let's move to a warm place far from traffic
somewhere in the western United States." Hubby liked St. George, Utah,
and the couple moved along with an Internet connection for their baby, the
website and business, to Hurricane, Utah at the entrance to Zion National Park,
Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon.