Who I am
Just a Navy spouse that wants to help you
Permanent Change of Storing is owned and founded by Christa Curtis – That’s me! I have an animated passion for all things organization, and I thoroughly believe in the peace that being organized can bring to anyone. I have been organizing for friends and family for many years, and now, with Permanent Change of Storing, I am sharing my delight in helping others lead a more organized and stress-free life.
After graduating San Diego State University in 2008, where I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, I was soon married and starting a family with my husband Neil, an officer in the U.S. Navy. I had never dreamed of being a military spouse, but I was excited for everything the future could hold for us – and I am incredibly grateful for the triumphs and challenges I have been able to learn from, with particular regard to living all around the world.
From San Diego to Virginia Beach, from Yokosuka, Japan to Manama, Bahrain, from Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest to the beach of the New England Coast, and now residing in Stuttgart, Germany – each place has been a very different and very rewarding experience, but they all have one thing in common: me and my family. Wherever the Navy sends the Curtis family, it has been my task to make the new house a home. I arrange the furniture just right, hang all of the pictures up on the walls, maybe roll out a new area rug or two, and most importantly, I give all of the household goods a new home. With each transition, I have become increasingly confident in my organizational skills, both personally and professionally.
I have worked and volunteered in administrative settings where my talent for organization flourished, and have over 10 years of retail sales, direct sales, and customer service experience. Alongside a thriving side-business as a Thirty-One Gifts consultant, I have now focused onto my true passion: a love for being organized and helping others reach their organization goals.
When I was a new mother, I learned a fantastic organization method from Stacey Crew in her book, The Organized Mom. This method has made each of my family’s intercontinental changes easier and easier as I master it, and tailor it to the new house, as well as my family’s lifestyle, needs, and personalities. As my family has grown, I have also been able to learn and adapt to methods from other organization-inspired books, articles, blogs, and TV shows. Yes, even the flawless Marie Kondo has given me a few golden nuggets of wisdom. It is my goal as your Organizing Professional to discover and tailor the best method(s) to suit your needs and lifestyle, so that you can quickly absorb it and let it lead you to a more peaceful way of life.