Category Archives: Blog

Professional Organizer: What do they really do?

Are you wondering what a Professional Organizer really does?     A Professional Organizer is a versatile and valuable resource but there are also some misconceptions about their services that I hope to clear up. Here's a primer on what they do and don't do. We are problem solvers. A real Professional Organizer (P.O.) looks for…
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How to hire a Professional Organizer

Hiring a Professional Organizer can be a bit scary. The whole idea of having someone come into you home and go through your things can be a bit unnerving. Perhaps I can help you navigate the process. I recently did a consultation for a couple that were looking to hire a Professional Organizer to work…
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Confessions of a Toronto professional organizer

Confessions of a Toronto professional organizer When I arrive at a client’s home for the initial consultation, most often the first words out of their mouths is an apology for the mess. Such apologies are truly unnecessary! As a Toronto-based Professional Organizer, I hold no judgment when I inspect a home. Messes are what I…
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How to: Organize your closet in real life

Organize Your Closet This Weekend! There is a lot of information out there about how to organize a closet. It's a lot to sort through and it can be overwhelming to figure out what would work for you. Some articles are just trying to sell a product and some are just gimmicks. Finding practical advice can…
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Stop! Don’t put your stuff in storage bins!

Good home organizing is SO much more than storage bins. As a professional organizer, I frequently work with clients who think that, in order to organize their kitchen, basement, bedroom, or wherever, they need to run out and buy baskets, boxes and storage bins. Not true necessarily, and here’s why:   Just taking “stuff” and putting…
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Does your home need to lose weight?

Does your home need to lose weight?       When the clock strikes midnight, and, like many people,  you make your new year’s resolution to lose weight in 2016, you will probably be thinking about your tummy blubber or thunder thighs. Well good for you and I wish you much success in reaching your…
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4 simple organizing tips using the KonMari method

The KonMari method – easy peasy Japaneasy! 4 Simple organizing tips to help you in all areas of your home The Japanese are known for their culture of simplicity and beauty. Even their food is artistically displayed on the plate. There has been much talk of Japanese organizer Marie Kondo’s new book about her method…
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Is your house stressing you out?

    Is your house stressing you out?     These days, we are pummelled with images of gorgeous living rooms, serene bedrooms, dream kitchens and even garages that look clean enough to eat off of. Is this real? Do people actually live in these beautiful places? For many of us, it seems unattainable. We…
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Top 10 Laundry Room Organizing Tips

10 Top Tips for Organizing Your Laundry Room! Your laundry room should be more than a dumping ground for dirty clothes and a place to store your vacuum cleaner. With good design, proper organization and some pretty paint, this utility space can be transformed to a pleasant place to spend some time! OK…unless you love…
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Top 10 Benefits of Downsizing

There's a new trend happening: Downsizing! Homeowners are realizing that “living large” doesn’t always mean bigger is better. In fact there are many benefits to downsizing to a smaller home. Whether the decision is voluntarily are you are forced to move for job relocation or other life event, rest assured there’s a benefit to decreasing your…
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