Organizing the World: The Faces of Shoeboxed part IV

With Shoeboxed there has never been one “best” way to use our service to stay organized. And after scanning millions of receipts and business cards since 2007, we say that from years of firsthand experience!

Shoeboxed takes enormous pride in serving clients from around the country and across ­the globe, all of whom use our service in a myriad of ways to fulfill a whole host of organizational needs in both their personal and professional lives.

With that in mind, Shoeboxed is both pleased and honored to launch a series that spotlights our wonderful users, their success stories, and countless ways satisfied Shoeboxed customers worldwide are utilizing our service to stay organized.

Labradors, Los Angeles and a Love of Organizing: Nita Apple and Making It Small

“What Netflix has done for the red envelope, Shoeboxed has done for the blue envelope. Just a glimpse of Shoeboxed’s blue envelope gets me excited!”                                                                                                                                                                                                    – Nita Apple

Introducing: Nita Apple

Profession: Professional Organizer

Location: Los Angeles, California


Twitter: @makingitsmall

About Nita:

Nita Apple is a Professional Organizer/Small Space Planer, with over 20 years of experience helping large corporations and individuals maximize space, increase efficiency and create better flow by getting organized. Nita enjoys teaching clients new and fun ways to get and stay organized and works with clients in person, as well as over the Internet via web consultations. She also offers onsite group organization classes for those in the greater Los Angeles area.


Nita resides in a small loft in downtown Los Angeles with a large brown Labrador, Matt, who is training to be a guide dog for the blind. When Nita is not speaking of the many advantages of small space living she and Matt can be found enjoying the fabulous LA weather and relishing in the wonders of the great outdoors.


I use Shoeboxed for…

“…a solution to my clients’ paper clutter.”

I’m always looking for great ways to help my clients stay organized and make the most efficient use of their space. I first discovered Shoeboxed after researching ways to help a client who was overrun with business cards. Not wanting to stop the progress we were making to manually scan and enter each card, I took a leap and sent the whole unsorted mess off to Shoeboxed. The results were so impressive that I decided to “hire” Shoeboxed as my fulltime assistant!

“…the effortless mail-in process.”

Ideally, I want to be able to leave my clients with a system that works for them and is something that they are able to maintain. Enter the blue envelope! Clients love the ease of being able to shove receipts and business cards in and know that everything inside is going to be processed into a nice organized database created just for them. I love teaching clients how being organized is fun and easy, and Shoeboxed is a huge part of that!

“…the Shoeboxed Moblie application.”

The ability to conduct business anytime and anywhere opens up endless possibilities not only for myself but also for my clients. For my own ever-growing business, I rely heavily on Shoeboxed’s mobile application. It allows me to process business cards and receipts with the snap of my phone’s camera, so I can stop paper clutter before it even starts. Shoeboxed’s cloud based storage, and its ability to integrate with all of the software that I use already, has allowed me to become super efficient and portable.

Nita’s mobile app tip:

“Here’s a video demonstration of me using the Shoeboxed mobile app during a class at UCLA. One of the presenters put his contact information of the projector screen and I just took a quick snap with my phone and sent it to Shoeboxed for processing. Too easy!”

You can view Nita’s mobile app tip here!

Shoeboxed would like to extend a special thank you to Nita for both her time and willingness to be the one of many featured success stories on our blog. The entire Shoeboxed team admires all of Nita’s great work and is overjoyed that she’s chosen to use our service!

We look forward to watching more creative video lessons from Nita and can’t wait to hear of her continued success organizing the people and businesses of Los Angeles!























Are you a Shoeboxed user who has a success story and would like to be featured on our blog? Then we would love to hear from you! Please reach out to Carolyn at for more information.

Until then, stay tuned… and stay organized!

Author: Emily Farrar

At Shoeboxed, Emily focuses on keeping our users happy and engaged. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Public Relations and an avid Tar Heels fan. She enjoys traveling, staying active and spending time with her six-year-old Maltese, Madam.