Born and raised in England, Janet moved to the United States in her early twenties. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. As an adult, Janet has lived in five countries on three continents and speaks English, Russian, and French. She developed her organizing expertise through her travels, multiple international moves, and work abroad including nine years in the Former Soviet Union. As a professional organizer, Janet combines her passion for helping others with her understanding of how to effectively organize space and systems that benefit each individual.
In 2006, Janet created Janet Bernstein Organizers and built a substantial word-of-mouth clientele in New York City before settling with her family in 2008 in the Philadelphia area. “I feel incredibly fortunate to do this work,” Janet says enthusiastically. “Whether I’m helping a client find peace of mind in their home or enhancing productivity and profit in businesses, I have the daily privilege of seeing real, positive change in peoples’ lives. That’s incredibly rewarding.”
Janet is a Certified Professional Organizer,* (CPO)® a Golden Circle** member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), a member of the Greater Philadelphia NAPO Chapter, and a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. She was named Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly® 2012 Personal Organizer and in 2015 Philadelphia Magazine named Janet Bernstein at The Organizing Professionals Best of Philly® 2015 Home Organizer. Janet has been interviewed for numerous TV, print and online media outlets including CBS Talk Philly and the New York Times. Janet is also available for speaking engagements. Her down-to-earth and humorous presentations ranging from “Why Can’t I Get Organized?!” to “Digging out of the Clutter” have been enthusiastically received by audiences.
*Certified Professional Organizers abide by the highest ethical standards including complete client confidentiality. A Certified Professional Organizer has a minimum of three years and 1200 hours of paid work experience and has passed the Board Certification for Professional Organizers® examination.
**Golden Circle membership is designated to NAPO members who have five or more years of professional organizing experience.