About Us

We’re located in Jefferson City and serve mid-Missouri, though travel fees may apply for certain locations. We also offer virtual organizing support to clients in other locations.

Managed Chaos, LLC, was born when it came time for founder Laura Forbis St. Clair to clean out her parents’ estate. As anyone who’s been through it will tell you, it’s a daunting task! Through that process, she realized she had a natural ability to look at a chaotic space and make it functional, and she was inspired to help others with organizing their space.

Prior to starting Managed Chaos, Laura worked as music director and a teacher, two positions that are all about helping others. Through working with people during some of the happiest and saddest times, such as weddings and funerals, she learned how to truly listen to people’s hearts. She doesn’t pretend to know what’s important to any family. She listens and learns as she works with the family to identify what’s important to them and finds a way to honor that during the process.

Whether clients are dealing with grief over the loss of a loved one or looking to simply take control of a cluttered space, Managed Chaos is a helping hand and steady presence to make a difficult task much easier.

 

What exactly is a professional organizer?

Glad you asked! A professional organizer can help you get organized and stay organized. We bring a fresh set of eyes to your space and can help guide you on how to best utilize it while also keeping you motivated and accountable for the task ahead. We’re also impartial and objective if you need help taking a step back from emotional attachments, and we can help you give yourself permission to purge.

How we work with each client varies based on their individual needs and personality, but we won’t force you to get rid of anything you’re not ready to part with. We will, however, help you honor your memories and figure out what works best for your space.

We’re licensed, bonded, and insured to ensure your protection and ours.

Step By Step

I can say with 100% confidence that Laura really understands this process and all the pieces of it. She made our family’s clean out as smooth as possible and knew exactly when to step in and when to stand back. I would HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone regardless of the size or value of the estate/task.

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Time To Schedule

Laura truly has a passion to help turn those who have a little, or a lot, of chaos into something they can manage again! I am impressed with how easy it was with her help to make our business scheduling and tracking flow… to the point of becoming paperless! So glad I took the first step in making the call for a quick and easy consult- The rest is history!!

K

Impressed Paleo Couple

My husband and I recently implemented the Paleo diet into our lifestyle.  As we prepped our meals together, we often found ourselves in each other’s way while reaching for kitchen tools.  We requested Managed Chaos’ help in organizing our kitchen.  When she came to our house for the initial consultation, she gave us some fresh ideas on arranging the counter spaces, but told us we didn’t need her help!   We incorporated her tips when we rearranged the counter spaces and LOVE it!   The heavy stand mixer has a new home on the counter (no more heavy lifting!).   Various cooking tools are more readily available to us as we prepare our meals.  Managed Chaos’ objective perspective gave us a fresh new plan that we could implement ourselves.

Impressed Paleo Couple

Inspired and Motivated

Laura is kind and non-judgmental. She turns my focus from personal shame about the current state of disorganization to how to buckle down and plow through the task before us. She is positive and cheerful, which keeps me motivated. She has great common sense ideas I haven’t previously thought of on how to organize, store or do something better. We always end our sessions with a relieving sense of accomplishment. The before and after pictures really show the difference she makes!

Inspired and Motivated

Lost and Found

Laura, owner and operator of Managed Chaos, found several things I thought had been lost and gone forever, for which I am grateful. She also went through pictures, important papers, drawers, and gave lots of organizational tips. My husband and I can’t ask just anyone to go through those important papers.

Lost and Found

Visually Impaired

Laura came to our house to organize closets and label yarn among other things. I have known Laura for almost 23 years, and not only is she a great organizer but also a great friend. I am also visually impaired. Therefore, I trust her to let me know what clothes are out of style and value her honesty and know she will not take advantage.

Visually Impaired

Thankful Couple

I highly recommend Laura for any organizational job, and we will have her back in the future for more organizing. She is a great help to all and very dependable, always on time.

Thankful Couple

Jefferson City Client

Laura is very efficient and hardworking. She will get the job done and repeatedly has kept me focused so I didn’t waste money unnecessarily.

Jefferson City Client

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