Instagrams Organising, Decluttering and Property Styling Queen
A clear space equals a clear mind.
Anita Birges has known this to be true her whole life, right from when she was a young girl who loved to declutter and clean her bedroom. Anita remembers that even as a teenager she genuinely enjoyed cleaning and organising.
And while Anita would never have predicted it back then, this lifelong obsession for decluttering has become her career and calling.
Anita is a decluttering superhero, professional organiser and property stylist. Through her business Mise en Place, Anita works with private clients, media outlets and brands to bring a burst of new life to everything from suitcases to wardrobes, cupboards, rooms and entire homes; creating clean, bright, functional and contemporary spaces.
While it now seems like the obvious career path for Anita, she worked in various industries before realising she could combine all her skills and passions into one dream career. Anita owned a restaurant for 15 years and worked as the Director of Operations for a chain of restaurants in Montreal – both of which undoubtedly called for next-level organisation skills!
It was this experience that inspired the name of her brand: Mise en Place. A French culinary term that means ‘everything in its place’.
Anita went on to work as a real estate agent. She enjoyed it, but it didn’t take her long to realise that she much preferred working with clients than the business negotiations. While 8 months pregnant with her second child, Anita had a client ask if they could pay her to declutter their house pre-sale. They ended up getting over $50K more than it was valued at… which is when she went down the “Google rabbit hole of researching a career as a professional organiser.”
Anita completed her Professional Organiser Training and is a registered member of the Institute of Professional Organisers. She started Mise en Place in 2013, which has developed a loyal following of thousands and a client base who turn to Anita for her services, inspiration and motivation to create beautifully styled and organised homes.
Anita’s binge-worthy before and after pics draw you into an Instagram stalk-session, dreaming of a mega wardrobe cleanout or creating a pantry that would put Khloe Kardashian’s to shame. Showcasing her client work, tips, tricks and latest collaboration projects, Anita curates a practical yet aspirational feed that’s totally addictive! Anita’s vision is to help everyone experience the powerful flow-on effects of decluttering; minimising stress and anxiety, creating a sense of calm and creating more time for the things that matter.
Anita’s eye for detail, charm and natural presenting style have made her the go-to organising expert for a host of household names including Channel 9’s TODAY Show, P&O Cruises Australia, Westfield Howard’s Storage World, Lojel Travel, Bunnings Warehouse and The Attic just to name a few. Anita’s proven track record has led her to work with celebrities and high-profile clients, helping them streamline their homes, offices and lives. Anita also works with real estate agents to help vendors prepare their home for sale, creating bright and welcoming spaces that make people instantly feel welcome and at home.
In our fast-paced, cluttered lives (and feeds!), Anita shares her magic touch – inspiring us all to declutter, get organised and reimagine our spaces.