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My name is Laura Behnken, founder and owner of Simplified Spaces, LLC.

I'm proud to call the Greater Milwaukee area home. After spending two decades in real estate in a variety of capacities, I took a hiatus in 2002 to be a full time mom and volunteer extraordinaire. I am proud to say my two grown daughters are well on their way and my years of volunteering provided memorable and rewarding experiences. Mission accomplished!

With the encouragement of my family and friends I decided to pursue my true passion...organizing!  Funny story – my daughters tease me that when they were young, we didn't PLAY with Barbies together, we ORGANIZED Barbies together! I guess that is just how I am wired!

I believe that organization is not about perfection, but rather learning to put everything in its place, improving efficiency, bringing balance and reducing stress.

With an empty nest, I continue to volunteer time with Rise 2020 and Ozaukee County Family Sharing. I also enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband of 30 years. We can often be found golfing, hiking, and walking our grand-dog!

I am sooooo happy with my basement! I employed Laura to organize my basement and back room. I am a recent widow and am not the most organized person, especially with raising 3 kids on my own. I had a brief discussion with her on what I needed and off she went. The results were amazing!! We have never been able to use our basement as part of the house. Now, we have an additional family room, and game room area, and a storage area that is labeled!!! This has been a life changer for us. I have already told my friends and family to call Laura!! Next on the list will be my garage. Thank you Laura!   

~Dave W.