Organizing Your Photos

Everyone has family photos. Especially if you have children, you probably have tons of photos but not much time to get them organized the way you like. Life gets in the way. Here’s a few things to think about before you start. Sort backlogs of photos by collecting show boxes or plastic containers and write […]

Organizing For A Conference

I’m at the POC (Professional Organizers in Canada) conference in downtown Toronto today and have to share this great tip from Laurene of Organize Me 101 for staying organized when at a conference. Firstly, gather all your conference materials in a small binder that has a plastic outer front and back insert cover that allows […]

Organizing Your Bathroom

Often times my clients are short on bathroom space, especially cupboards and drawers to hold grooming and cosmetic supplies. A great fix for that is to purchase an over-the-door shoe organizer that has deep pockets for storage of products. The organizer can hold not only curling irons, hairdryers, brushes, etc. but also can hold shampoo […]

Getting Organized…

Getting organized is really about forming new habits that will, undoubtedly, reduce stress & frustration and save you time and money for the things in your life that are most important to you. Change is hard. I feel this myself, especially when it comes to new technology. My husband would say I’m a “techno-phobe”, although […]

Organizing Your Closets

After meeting with a few new clients today for consultations it struck me that, when it comes to closet organizing, I receive the same questions and hear the same dilemmas. Often times clients will tell me they have tried to organize their closets on many occasions only to have their attempts fail over and over […]

Downsizing for Seniors

Downsizing is a tough process in and of itself. For seniors, taking the plunge is even harder. One thing to make it easier it to remove the guilt factor. Although you may feel you’re the one who has to be the keeper of all heirlooms in the family, there are other options. Perhaps there are […]

Professional Services – Do it well, or don’t do it at all!

As part of the services I provide, and also in my day to day life, I come across and have dealings with a variety of service providers. What I don’t understand is how some of these companies actually stay in business when they offer poor customer communications, sub-standard services, and/or when they clearly lack in […]

The Final Stages Of An Organizing Project….

The last two days of this project went extremely well! Firstly, the final refresh of the landscaping made a huge difference to the curb appeal. Check it out, before and after: With the home decluttered and cleaned, my pre-staging evaluation began. 3 hours later I had reviewed every square foot of the site and made […]

Day 5 On Site Organizing & Decluttering…

By this time we had all the shredding completed, items targeted for removal were gone, the landscapers were primed and ready, praying for some dry weather, and a cleaning service booked to scour the site top to bottom. An electrician was also brought in by my client to complete some outstanding repair work. We had […]

On Site Day Four, Organizing & Decluttering……

As mentioned in my last blog post, we were facing very tight time lines for this project. Everything slated for either, recycle, donation or trash had to be clearly identified and/or outside ready for the disposal trucks. In over a dozen clear plastic recycle bags we packed clothing, linens and footwear slated for donation. Over […]