Biography

Julie Starr Hook resides in Salem, Oregon, with her husband, three children and two step children. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Rhetoric Speech and Communications from the University of Oregon in 1989.

For six years, she worked as a sales representative for a food broker, where she learned space management techniques in the grocery industry. In 1996, Julie decided to become a stay-at-home mom and began exploring her interest in organizing homes. In 2003, she formed Five Starr Organizing, and began writing a weekly column on organizing for a northwest newspaper.

Julie enjoys speaking to various groups about the importance of organizing and is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). She is a regular guest on Portland, Oregon’s morning show AMNW. She has written over 250 columns on organizing and published her first book, “From Frazzled to Freedom” in June of 2012.

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Dorothy and David fell in love with each other over their mutual love of hoarding. Their home is so packed now it has become physically unsafe for Dorothy and doctors have said one more fall in the hoard could paralyze her. Doris' house is so packed with her wigs, shoes and other treasures she has literally been hoarded out of her house. She must clean up if she wants to move back in.
Are you exhausted? Burning the candle at both ends? Professional Organizer Julie Starr Hook, author of From Frazzled to Freedom, joined us to share some ways to learn how to bring your work life and home life into balance!
Does your car stay on the street because you can't park it in the garage? Is there a room in your home where you toss all the stuff you don't know where to store? Does your diningroom table serve as the dumping ground for your mail? Professional organizer Julie Starr Hook, author of From Frazzled to Freedom, joined us to share some great ideas for de-cluttering your home once and for all!
Do you have trouble locating the items you need in your attic? Professional organizer Julie Starr Hook, author of From Frazzled to Freedom, joined us to share some great ideas for de-cluttering the space at the top of your home! Julie says fall is the perfect time to organize attics as the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. But attics can be dirty, so dress accordingly and think about wearing a pair of knee pads, as they make it far more comfortable to move around.
It's home away from home for college students. But many times a dorm room is far smaller than their bedroom at home! Professional organizer Julie Starr Hook, author of From Frazzled to Freedom, joined us to show off some great ways to maximize storage and minimize clutter in a small space.
Julie now has more than 250 columns on organizing under her belt and in June of 2012, she published her first book, “From Frazzled to Freedom.” Of her many accomplishments, Julie is particularly proud of her book because it allows her to serve a wider audience than she can in her local area.
Whether you're moving to a smaller place, or just need to create more space in the home you have, you probably have to pick and choose what you want to keep. But as professional organizer Julie Starr Hook, author of From Frazzled to Freedom, shares-- it's not about downsizing, but rightsizing what you have!
Professional Organizer, and author of "From Frazzled to Freedom", Julie Starr Hook shared ten tips for getting organized before the holiday rush!
Julie Starr Hook speaks about organizing hectic mornings so that parents can feel more calm and collected. She presented at 2013 Authorama at the Public Library in Salem, Oregon.
See the video of Julie Starr Hook on Fusion NW where she shows some organizational tips. This video takes place in a Pacific Northwest kitchen that she did a makeover on.
Clutter can cause conflict. Don't let your relationship fall victim to disorganization. Professional organizer Julie Starr Hook, author of From Frazzled to Freedom, joined us to share her tips for couples.