Organizing Your Life

We all need to start thinking about subcontracting chores and jobs out for (i) things that we just aren’t good at, (ii)  things that are outside our scope of expertise, (iii)  things that we hate doing or (iv)  that we physically or mentally cannot do. On my recent appearance on Rogers Daytime television, one of […]

Spring Cleaning – Storage Locker Organization

As you know from my previous post, I was faced with the challenge of organizing two condominium storage lockers for “spring cleaning”.  It was quite a challenge as the owner of the lockers, as well as his two sons, are sports enthusiasts and involved in everything from hockey, lacrosse, golf, fishing to mountain biking and […]

Storage Locker Chaos

What I love about working in this field is not only the variety of people I get to meet and help on a daily basis, but also the challenges of working and organizing in many different spaces.  I’ve recently began a project for a friend of mine organizing his condominium storage locker.  Two lockers, actually.  […]

The Upside To Downsizing

Believe it or not, there is an upside to downsizing.  In addition to the benefits of getting organized in general, such as: Reduced stress and frustration Improved quality of life Increased energy & productivity Paying your bills on time there is also an opportunity for you to start a more secure and socially active way […]

#1 Way To Pack For Travel – Rise And Hang Luggage

I am so thrilled to have discovered this amazing and very creative luggage system for travel that I must share it with you.  In fact I am so jazzed by this new product that I demonstrated it this morning live during my organizing segment on Rogers Daytime TV.  It’s the Action Pak Duffel Bag by Rise […]

Organizing a Pinball Workshop

This has to be one of my favorite projects to work on.  This wonderful gentleman with a great sense of humour called to say he really needed my  help with his workshop.  As a pinball hobbyist in his spare time he fixes and refurbishes pinball machines back from the time when I was growing up […]

Helping Children Let Go

I work with many families with young children which is a very interesting and rewarding experience for me.  Interesting because the interaction between a parent and child when reviewing the items that the child owns is actually very revealing.  I will pick up an item and ask the child when he/she last played with this […]

Principles of Storage

Often times we end up storing items in the most inefficient and non-functional places.  For instance, I have a client who stores her baking items in the pantry on the very top shelf where it is not only difficult for her 5 foot frame to reach, but also problematic as she is elderly and arthritic.  Another client cannot bear to get […]

The Process of Organizing – 5 Easy Steps

How do I get organized?.    How do I even start to get organized?  These two questions are ones that I hear not only from clients but from  colleagues, friends and family as well.   To answer these questions I’m going to provide you with five basic principles to organize pretty much anything. Sort:   This is where you evaluate […]

Clutterbgone Television Debut on Rogers

Yesterday was an interesting day for me. I appeared on Rogers daytime TV with hosts Elaine Yim-Spencer and Jeff Moore to talk about professional organizing and to demonstrate a few pretty cool products to get your life and home organized.  Here’s the video:   http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=237&rid=17&gid=89952 Neat Freak was great enough to supply me with components of […]