Hey, I’m Lisa Herttua! I’m a Home Organization blogger and Independent Thirty-One Gifts Consultant living in Akron, Ohio. I’m a dog mom, cat mom, and wife to the world’s most patient man.
After graduating from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, I spent 15 years working with people with substance abuse/dependence disorders, mostly in correctional settings. I truly enjoyed my career and believed I was making a difference.
After using Thirty-One Gifts products for years, I decided to host a party in 2014. I earned ~$500 in free products and had so much fun with my girlfriends that I wanted to keep the party going. After asking dozens of questions (like, “Isn’t this a pyramid scheme?”), I leaped into the pink bubble (what we consultants call Thirty-One) and never looked back.
As Bag It Up Lisa grew, so did the emotional exhaustion at my professional job. The opioid crisis was ramping up, I was burning out, and I needed a break. My resignation was effective on December 18, 2015, and I became a full-time work-at-home Dog Mom to Clapton. A few months later (March 2016), we were able to welcome Sawyer to the family since I was home to care for a puppy.
In addition to blogging about home organization, I enjoy reading fiction, drinking Diet Cherry Pepsi, playing Sudoku, watching The Office, and bonfires.
You can submit questions for me here: Contact Lisa
You can learn “Why Lisa?” by reading my reviews here: Why Lisa? 8 Terrific Testimonials on Bag It Up Lisa!
Meet my family.
Aka “The Husband”
My rock, soulmate, and biggest supporter. He puts up with my crazy ideas and never says, “I told you so.” when they don’t work out. We’ve been happily married since January 2009.
My gentle giant. A 100 pound German Shepherd -Akita mix who never met a stranger. Enjoyed car rides, play dates, and watching the world from his porch.
Aka “Bing Bing”
My first kitten, he gave me a run for my money in his youth. Enjoys playing fetch with milk rings, hunting Da Bird, and hiding in boxes. Never strays far from his humans and he has zero teeth.
Aka “Lulu Lemon”
My baby girl. Enjoys mean-mugging the neighbors, chirping at birds, and bossing around her brothers. Loves “spa days” when she gets her lion haircut and playing with mil rings.
Aka “Uncle Leo”
My baby boy. Golden Retriever mix rescued from the mean streets of Youngstown. He’s a baller with better eyeliner than you. Don’t hate him because he’s beautiful.