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Meet a Local: Kati Wadsworth, Custom Organization

This professional organizer (with TV creds, to boot), shares her favorites around town and why the Shoals offers residents a slice of paradise.

With family roots in the Shoals that run as deep as an oak tree on Walnut Street, Kati Wadsworth first moved to the area when she was 12 years old.  After relocating to Huntsville in 2009, Kati and her family returned to Florence in 2016, desiring to raise their two young children in a smaller town closer to relatives.  

Today, Wadsworth runs her professional organizing business helping the unorganized enjoy a clutter-free life.  Kati tells us she’s “always had a passion for organizing,” which led her start this venture in 2012. Her skills took her to the national stage in 2019 when she was featured in an episode of A&E’s Hoarders.

Let’s get to know more about Kati!

How has the Shoals offered a unique opportunity to grow your business?

Shoals locals are the most loyal people you will meet. By word of mouth from my amazing clients, my business has grown exponentially. [I do everything] from decluttering and organizing your closets, pantries, and garages, to designing and installing custom closet and shelving systems.

What’s your go-to restaurant?

There are so many great restaurants here, how could I possibly name a favorite?! All of the downtown Florence restaurants are fantastic, but one of my favorites is Jack’s Place Bistro. I love the brisket sandwich, and their wine pours are to the brim!

Name a hidden gem that people may not know about.

The Sweetwater District in East Florence is a sweet little spot with great things happening. Be sure to check out Esther’s Eatery for a delicious lunch!

Favorite part of living in the Shoals?

The friends and sense of community. This is a great place to raise a family. [We love the] wonderful school systems, family-friendly events and activities year-round. We feel lucky to have such a wonderful place for our kids to grow up.

Describe your ideal weekend here.

We love starting the weekend with First Fridays downtown, then spending Saturday on Wilson Lake, and ending with a nice relaxing afternoon at any of the beautiful parks around town.

Advice for newcomers for getting connected in the area?

Check out any of the fun events in the area, whether it’s First Fridays, WC Handy Festival, Arts Alive… you will be sure to make some friends and want to plant some roots here in the Shoals!

Speaking of getting connected... you can follow Kati on Instagram here. Be sure to reach out to her with any of your home organization needs!

*Photo credit: Alabella Studios