Standolyn Robertson wanted to be a professional organizer even before there were such things as professional organizers. (“You want to be a wife?” her friends would tease her growing up.) Today, Robertson owns and operates Things In Place organizing services in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is the president of the National Association of Professional Organizers, established in 1985. In addition to a laundry basket, Robertson’s other must-have item for maintaining a clean closet: a garbage can for tossing out tags, labels, and dry-cleaner bags.