Ann, Owner of Cascade Organizing

Hi there! I’m Ann Cherin, Owner of Cascade Organizing. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me.

Having lived with my grandmother’s dishes in my basement, I know from personal experience how complicated our relationships with things can be. I also know how good it feels when you find the right home for sentimental items and are free from having to manage excess stuff.

I started Cascade Organizing after volunteering at SCRAP’s Creative Reuse Center in Portland and seeing how they transform donations into resources for creativity. Like many of the non-profits in Portland that put unwanted things to good use, SCRAP only accepts items that fit their mission and the list of items they accept changes periodically based on what they need. It made me realize that donations are often an afterthought when decluttering or getting organized. But done well, donation planning can make a real difference – both in how we think about getting rid of our things and in the impact we have on our community. My goal for Cascade Organizing is to simplify this process for homeowners and connect them with organizations who match their values and benefit from their thoughtful generosity.

As a professional organizer, my approach is pretty simple… be a good listener and help people find the right homes for their things. I like to get to know my clients so I can understand their needs and figure out systems that make their lives better. If you’re looking for help reducing, reorganizing and relocating your belongings in a way that benefits you and your community, let’s talk!   

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National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals


National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals Specialist Certificate in Life Transitions


  •  Master of Science in Agriculture, Food & Environment from  Tufts University 
  •  Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the College of William & Mary 

Cascade Organizing is here to help!

If you’re a homeowner in the Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA area and need help finding the right homes for your things, let’s schedule a time to talk.

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Map of service area: Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA