Hi, I'm Ann Dooley!
I'm so glad you found me. I've been right where you are, caught in a never-ending cycle of cleaning and organizing, frequently losing my patience with my family, and even blaming them for triggering my feelings of failure, insecurity, and frustration.
I grew up in a disorganized environment with borderline hoarder parents. They also did the best they could with the parenting tools they had, which weren't ideal. Surprisingly, I was the tidy one in the family, but looking back, I believe it was to cope with a sense of control in the midst of a chaotic home. I was also motivated by pleasing my parents to gain their attention and approval.
When I had my own family, I tried to help by taking parenting lessons and eventually became certified as a parenting coach. I would know just how to help other families, yet I still struggled with my own. This situation left me feeling embarrassed, frustrated, and at a loss. Mostly, I reverted to my survival skills - to organize and reorganize my home.
Then I discovered the KonMari Method® which helped me dig deep to understand why things piled up in the first place and how to let go with gratitude. The transformation was life-changing. Once our home was tidied thoroughly, I found myself in a new headspace, more capable of tapping into my parenting skills that previously felt inaccessible.
In 2017, I decided to start my home organizing business. As I worked with families struggling with parenting and clutter, I recognized there was a gap that needed to be bridged. Families need a holistic approach to creating an organized home life that focuses on building connections with your authentic self and with your family. That's how the Dooley Method™ was born, and I was on a mission to break the generational cycle surrounding messy homes that puts a strain on family relationships.
Through the Dooley Method™, I've helped so many families feel closer and more joyful together than ever. I've personally gone from chaos to serenity, and my clients and I are living proof that transformation is not only possible but immensely rewarding. It takes time, but the effort is truly worth it. Thank you for showing up here today; what you are going through is temporary. I'm excited and hopeful for what's to come for your family, and I would be honored to be a part of that journey.
Welcome to Simple Joy with Ann, your trusted home organization partner. Ann Dooley, a certified KonMari consultant, and master-level certified home organizer trained by Marie Kondo, offers personalized decluttering services that spark joy and bring order to your home. I specialize in respectful, mindful, and conscious parenting, and I work with families with young children in Manhattan New York, and Brooklyn, including DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, and Cobble Hill. Whether in person or virtually, I use the Dooley Method to help overwhelmed parents simplify their homes, strengthen connections, and create a peaceful, clutter-free living environment. Contact me today to experience the life-changing magic of tidying up! If you are looking for a home organizer in new york or a professional home organizer in Brooklyn, or if you are looking for a KonMari consultant to help you with tidying up and decluttering, look no further.