Professional Organizers

Kathleen O'Connor

Professional Organizer Kathleen O'Connor

Kathleen’s passion for organizing began when she was a young child growing up in Bethel, CT. For her, there was nothing better than a well organized Barbie Dream House.  Now, as an adult, she enjoys transforming spaces and watching the positive impact it has in her clients lives.

Kathleen attended Marist College in NY and graduated with a degree in communications. After college, Kathleen moved to NJ and worked in the film & television industry before moving on to a career in property management and real estate.

After moving back to CT, she incorporated her prior work experience and life experiences as a daughter, wife, mom and an across the board multi-tasker to follow her passion as a Professional Organizer.

Kathleen's focus is and always will be on her clients, believing the "stuff" is secondary. She caters to her client's needs and keeps true to her mantra that becoming organized should not be feared, it should be embraced. That focus has in turn become the foundation on which House to Home was built.

Kathleen lives in Ridgefield, CT with her husband, two children and three rescue pets.  Outside of keeping her busy family in order, she loves being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family.  Good food and a nice glass of wine never hurt either!

Ben Soreff

Ben Soreff, professional organizer

Ben has had a passion for organization (and jigsaw puzzles) since he was a child growing up in Portland, Maine.

Ben attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and graduated with a degree in American Studies. He has lived in Boston & New York City and worked in film & television. You may know his work as writer/producer of Young, Sexy & Royal for WE or Labor & Delivery for TLC. Seeking a new direction, he moved to Fairfield County to express his talent for creating order from chaos. With that in mind, he created House to Home Organizing to help his clients gain a better quality of life.

Over the last 11 years of his organizing career, if you can name it, Ben has probably done it. His clients range from busy stay at home moms and dads to Level 5 hoarders from all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds. He strives to make the process fun and even joyful by taking the work seriously but never himself.                        

As a father to two young boys, Ben knows well the challenges of keeping a house not only functional but looking beautiful. He also brings a dad’s perspective to organizing solutions. And yes, he also knows how it feels to step on a Lego with bare feet.

Linda Barlaam

Professional Organizer Fairfield CT

Linda has worked as a professional organizer for the past 6 years and is continually described as calm and patient by her clients. Originally from Westchester County, New York, Linda moved to Fairfield, CT in 1985. Linda graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in retailing. She then spent her career as a human resource manager and then as a manager of training for two major department stores. After her three children were born she took time off to stay at home. While at home she spent time volunteering in her community, and was active in the Fairfield PTA, PTA Council and B'nai Israel Synagogue in Bridgeport CT. Once her children moved out, Linda focused on what came naturally to her, helping her family and then others create organized and clean spaces to live and work in. Outside of work, she enjoys Pilates, reading, college basketball, mah jong, and spending time with her family.