YOU. Organized. by Barb is a home organization studio founded by Barb Proia. Serving the greater Tampa Bay community since 2018, we help families and busy professionals find sanctuary in their homes instead of stress. 

Real Solutions for How YOU Live

About You. Organized. by Barb

It’s all about YOU. 

We listen and learn about what matters to each client and then design custom organization plans around what is functional for each person and space. We believe that living spaces should foster happy living.

Whether it’s organizing the small spaces of your home or your whole home, let’s create calm and remove what’s cluttering your best life.

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Meet Barb

The habits we carry as adults are often shaped at a young age. My love for organization started in “small town” America growing up on a farm in Michigan. My mom, always keeping a tidy home, showed me the art and practicality of organization. 

My sense of structure and order extended beyond things to people as I started my career. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Labor Relations, I worked in human resources for Fortune 500 companies. While I excelled in helping large companies with organizational design, development, and productivity, I liked the thought of using my talents to help others in a more personal way. 

I left the busy corporate work setting but took along my love for working with people and coupled that with my knack for organization. I saw first-hand the effects that clutter and disorganization has on people like increased stress and overwhelm. Clutter also impacts relationships, work productivity, and budgets. I realized I could help bring harmony to people’s homes and lives through organization, so the studio began.

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My name is Barb Proia, and I am the founder and COO (Chief Organizing Officer) at YOU. Organized. by Barb.

A few other tidbits you should know about me:

I’ve lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1991 with my husband and two kids, who have now left the nest.

I love spending my leisure time on the beach with my nose in a good historical fiction book.

I believe in serving where I live and volunteer with hospital and school causes.

On my bucket list are traveling to Alaska and learning American Sign Language.