Make Room For Life

What We Do

It's not just about having room for your stuff — It's about having room for your life.

At Room For Life, we create spaces that are functional, efficient, and beautiful, helping you reclaim time and energy for what you value most. Each project is fully customized and completed with attention to detail, design, and function.

We can work independently with periodic check-ins, or side-by-side with you. Whatever helps you achieve the control, clarity, and beautiful comfort you crave.

Examples of spaces we’ve organized:

  • Kitchens
  • Pantries
  • Closets
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Craft Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Game Rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Command Centers
  • Mudrooms
  • Offices
  • Home Offices
  • Papers & Files
  • Garages
  • Attics
  • Storage Rooms
  • Bonus Rooms

Household Organizing

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Get more from your space and feel refreshed. We bring simplicity and serenity to your home by helping you control clutter, find a place for everything, and set up sustainable systems based on your lifestyle. Whether you need help with the whole house or just a small area, experience the ease and beauty that comes from making Room For Life.

New and Remodeled Homes

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You’ve put a lot of time and energy into the construction of your new space. Let Room For Life help you categorize and place belongings so they work for you. When you arrange things around how you live, rather than living around how things are arranged, daily life becomes smoother and more satisfying.

Moves and Life Transitions

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Big changes—moving, welcoming a baby, sending a child off to college, or merging households—are both exciting and overwhelming. Life transitions give you the perfect opportunity to pause and evaluate. We help you make intentional choices about how you want to live in your space, and we get you set up for your next chapter. You’ll welcome change with confidence and clarity.

Tune-ups and Maintenance

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Life gets busy! When your house needs a refresh, or you want help getting back on track, Room For Life offers you a new perspective. We restore order and beauty to home and life, and help you keep it that way.

Finishing Touches

Maybe you’re already feeling pretty organized, but are craving that cohesive look. Room For Life can come in for that final finishing stage, offering beautiful storage solutions and custom labels that take your home to the next level.

How It Works

Imagine finding just what you need when you need it.

Imagine a clean, organized, and beautiful home. It’s possible. We help you assess what you have, remove what isn’t serving you, and—using proven organizational strategies—put everything you need right where you need it.

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First, we evaluate what you have, what you have room for, and most importantly, what you want to make room for.

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Next, comes sorting and decision-making. We categorize items and simplify based on your priorities.

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Here, we create an overarching system for your space that is cohesive, beautiful, and highly functional.

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Feel your mood improve as your space evolves. We transform stress-inducing, ineffective areas into highly functional spaces.

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Your beautifully organized home will leave you feeling refreshed and clear—with more time for your life and what you love.

Why Choose Room For Life?

More than organizing. Designing, sourcing, and installing luxurious, customized storage products.

Room for Life is a full-service organizing firm—finishing each engagement with beautiful, custom-labeled storage systems that match your décor and align with your design sensibilities. From start-to-finish, we design rooms and systems that are at once logical and luxurious. Clients say their lives become more productive and pleasurable.

Previous Testimonial

"Shannon’s talent is in creating systems that continue to work, not just look nice for a fleeting period of time. She was able to address storage challenges I had not been able to solve; she is a puzzle master!"

Anne-Marie W.

"Shannon is a delight to work with! She is highly professional, and seeks to first understand what the client goals are (including spaces, budgets, likes and dislikes) before getting to work."

Jennifer S.

"I never felt rushed to make a decision. You worked at my pace. You truly wanted this project to be about me and my needs."

Jennell F.

"Who thought organizing a basement storage room could be so much fun and give us so much satisfaction? I now go in there like I’m on a shopping trip, grabbing just what I need for entertaining or decorating."

Organized and happy in Edina

"I appreciate your non-judgmental approach to my “stuff” and your ability to be flexible to my unique organizing needs. Three years later I have not changed a thing!"

Mary U.

"Having a home office, the goal was to contain the stress in my office and not feel it in the rest of my house! I wanted to walk out of my office and feel calm in the rest of my home, and you made that happen."

Kathy Z.

"It is so easy to find things, and more importantly, anyone in the family can put things away where they belong."

Julie F.

"I was juggling a full-time job and a start up business. I'd waste time searching for items, and my disorganized office created anxiety. Shannon's encouragement provided a trust-filled environment where I felt comfortable purging and creating a filing system that works."

Connie S.

"When we started I knew something needed to be done, and I was most excited about getting the kitchen cupboards and cabinets to look good/cute. But once we thoroughly went through it all and found better, more organized and thoughtful places for everything, I am amazed at how much better it feels to work in my kitchen!"

Kelley W.

"Shannon systematically helped me go through my files and come up with an organized system.  I purged, recycled, prioritized, filed, and now have a beautiful uncluttered organized work space. It truly changed my work life."

Kassy K.

"I had a garage full of beautiful cabinets and yet it didn’t feel organized. Your help transformed what I called disguised chaos into real organization. Our family now knows how to find something, and better yet, knows where to put it away."

Carly P.

"Shannon is so wonderful to work with! She is so kind and patient.
She has great ideas to help organize your life.
 She was so helpful in sorting things and helping me decide what to keep and what to give away."

Holly B.

"I can’t believe the amount of space I wasted for 20 years! Everything flows so much better now, and I feel like my kitchen has twice the amount of storage. Thank you!"

Anne S.

"You helped me think through the goals for our remodel, and make changes that saved me time and money! I am so grateful. Thank you!"

Elizabeth M.

"Your ability to take a space and use it efficiently is priceless! I thought fighting with the contents inside a space was part of the deal in a small home. Thank you for all of your help."

Lauren R.

"Easy, flexible and enjoyable to work with. A very therapeutic process."

Sheila M.

"I actually now enjoy sitting down at my desk. Everything is in it’s place and it gives me a sense of calm before I begin my work! "

Lily A.

"Who knew how nice would be to go to a cabinet or drawer and find just what you need. I look forward to working with you again!"

Becky T.

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Shannon Gaylord

About Shannon

Ask any Room For Life client and they’ll tell you: Shannon is a non-judgmental problem solver with a keen aesthetic sense.

Based in the Twin Cities, Shannon has earned multiple certifications through the National Association of Productivity and Organizing (NAPO), and she has served on the board of NAPO’s Minnesota Chapter.

She’s created hundreds of beautiful, functional spaces where her clients feel at home.  Let her leave you with a calm, luxurious space that suits your lifestyle.

NATO Certified for Workplace Productivity, Life Transitions and Residential Organizing

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Shannon Gaylord


Serving the Twin Cities and surrounding Minnesota communities.