Being a chronic list-builder from an early age it just seems natural for Karen Biko to become an advocate for getting organized. Unfortunately she also does not like to see things go to waste so as the pressure of re-using items and as the passion to be organized has grown, so has her need to purge.
Formally trained as an Interior Designer, Karen has spent many years in Facilities Management. Her experience with space planning, office design, ergonomics, and project management, gives her a unique perspective on organizational habits. During her work in Facilities her responsibilities included orchestrating company-wide organizational purges in order to move clients between buildings as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Not only did she assist clients in preparing for the move, she coordinated the moves, and looked after disposal of furniture assets after the moves. She implemented her own systems and modified older procedures to enable these projects to run smoothly and on time. Organization is an absolute requirement when you are moving thousands of people from building to building with minimal business interruptions.
In 2003 with the birth of her second daughter she handed in her facility shoes and started her own company. KatSid Housez Inc. was the beginning of her Real Estate Investment business. Pairing up with her husband, her company has managed to purchase and sell over 50 residential properties creating an entire new area of systems and experience.
Always keeping busy, Karen balances her time between many passions. Along with being an Interior Designer and Real Estate Investor, Karen also has become an accomplished artist, Jazzercise Instructor, Blog Developer, Organizational Consultant, and oh yeah, a Mother and Wife. When you wear this many different hats, you just have to be organized!