Tera Allison has worked in
the residential services industry for over 30 years.
Her career as a
Professional Organizer began in the fall of 1997.
Stressed and frustrated by the clutter and chaos in her own life, Tera determined to take an honest look
at what disorganization was costing her and her family in terms of
time, money, productivity and peace of mind.
As a single mom and small business owner, she quickly came to the realization
that organization was not optional, but rather was crucial to her success in
Tera began conducting a comprehensive, in-depth study of
organizing principles and products, spending weeks and months poring over organizing books, magazine
articles, catalogs and web sites. She also systematically went through every area of her home (and her
life!), simplifying and organizing each area with flair and creativity.
Although the transformation did not occur overnight, Tera achieved success because
she made an ongoing commitment to getting (and
Ultimately, that commitment led to her current
How She Works:
Today, Tera (aka "The Barefoot Organizer") helps Austin and Central Texas individuals
and families reduce stress by creating "order out of chaos."
With a friendly, casual style - she often kicks off her shoes
and works barefoot - Tera gently guides her clients to success using an easy
Tera’s work as an organizer, her 30 years experience as a small business owner,
and her background helping people in transition have allowed her to create a unique,
whole-life approach to her work as an organizing consultant and
Starting with the basics, Tera helps her clients identify their
own core values and discover ways to simplify, prioritize and reduce the stress in their lives. She then
guides her clients as together they develop a customized organizational plan with clear, attainable
Because she understands the many pressures people face in their daily lives
- and the stress caused by disorganization - Tera’s approach is
always gentle, supportive and non-judgmental. Her clients find her easy and fun to work with, as her friendly,
easy-going manner quickly puts people at ease.
Taking her organizing skills to the next level, Tera also offers
complete home and lifestyle management. Some of her duties as an Everyday Home and Lifestyle
Manager™ include scheduling and meeting with contractors, paying bills, stocking supplies and
over-seeing household staff -in addition to keeping all areas of the home well-organized. One of the
homes that she has managed for many years has been featured in "Luxe", "Austin Monthly" and "Texas
Home and Living" magazines.
in residential organizing and household management, and also offers real estate staging, as well
as home inventory services.
Professional Designations, Training &
Tera is a long-standing member of the National Association of
Professional Organizers (N.A.P.O.), and is a graduate of Coach Universtiy. She also trained at Austin
Community College, Interior Design Institute and Center Stage Home.
Tera’s home office organizing tips are featured in Kristie Tamesvicius’ popular book
"I Love My Life! A Mom’s
Guide to Working from Home".
Tera offers tips on organizing for creative types in Lee Silber’s
"Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain - A Creative Approach to
A Personal Note:
Tera’s interests include interior design,
simplicity, holistic health & fitness, internet marketing, and songwriting. She frequently attends
local seminars, online webinars and teleconferences on a wide variety of topics and interests, both
personal and professional.
Tera lives in South Austin with her two Yorkshire Terriers, Leo and
Lucia. She has two (awesome!) adult children, Woody and Cheyenne.
Tera and her family enjoy swimming, camping and music.
They often can be found around the campfires at the Kerrville Folk Festival, located in the beautiful Hill Country of