So what do you think hoarding is about? Hoarding is a very misunderstood condition. The word commonly conjures up giant piles of clutter, garbage, filth, pests, and at least 12 cats roaming around. People who hoard are thought of as lazy, dirty, elderly, poor, uneducated or even crazy. Some even think that hoarding is caused…Read more
About: Kim Diamond
Kim has over 25 years of marketing and sales experience in the advertising, not-for-profit and service industries. With her degree in Fashion, Kim has a solid foundation in colour, design, architecture, and closets! She can even help you decide what clothes to keep and which ones you should never wear again! As a military brat, Kim has moved over 19 times and is a pro at packing! Also, Kim’s first job was to start a cleaning company at age 15 to clean military homes at the nearby air base. She knows how to pass muster! She has her Trained Professional Organizer certificate, her Level 2 certificate of study in Chronic Disorganization, Hoarding and in Understanding the Needs of the Aging Chronically Disorganized Client, and has earned her designation in 2018 as a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®). In 2020, Kim earned her certification from the National Association of Productivity and Professional Organizing Professionals (CPO®). Most recently, in 2021, Kim became a Certified Virtual Professional Organizer (CVPO™). Kim is the current Chair of the Toronto Chapter of Professional Organizers in Canada.
Recent Posts by Kim Diamond
Take control of your life in 2022 in just 10 minutes
The world has been a crazy place for the past two years due to the pandemic. Many of us feel exhausted and deflated these days and are tired of the social isolation and lockdowns. That can make it harder to feel motivated and some of you may even be feeling overwhelmed and not in control…Read more
Working from Home during a pandemic
Part 1: Routines and Boundaries Starting to accept the possibility that working from home may go on for months, if not indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic? As short-term work from home set-ups evolve into long-term arrangements, it’s time to consider how a Professional Organizer can help you stay focused and be more productive. Yes!…Read more
The COvid-19: 19 things to Clean and Organize
Spring Into Action! Put the Clean and Organize into your COVID plan! Feeling uninspired to tackle top-to-bottom spring cleaning of your home? Even while self-isolating due to COVID-19, it’s still easy to come up with countless reasons (translation: excuses) for avoiding even everyday housework. So whether you’re feeling anxious or unmotivated, I’ve come up with…Read more
Self-isolating? Keep calm and tidy up!
How to make the most of your “Quarantime”: One of the primary goals when I work with clients, whether they live in a house or a condo, is to transform their disorganized home into a place where they can relax and unwind, especially after a stressful day at work or school. For anyone self-isolating because…Read more
Feeling stuck? Get out of bed.
Days keep getting shorter and especially with the recent switch to daylight savings, it’s all too easy to go into hibernation mode. Unfortunately, doing so can affect individuals in many ways – from not getting enough exposure to sunlight to suffering from seasonal affective disorder to simply wasting the day away or even depression. Simply…Read more
Your Disorganized Kitchen: Stop Wasting Food and Start Saving Money
After my last post about re-organizing all the food in your kitchen, I imagined people tossing out massive amounts of food, including wilting produce, stale bread and anything past its best-before date. The sad truth is that, in Canada, the average household throws out or composts $1,100 of food each year. That’s both a lot…Read more
Food For Thought: Your Messy Kitchen is Making You Fat
Summer is winding down and, if you’re like most people, you’ve been enjoying the fabulous weather and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Even if you didn’t venture much farther than your own backyard, chances are the inside of your home has been left at least somewhat neglected over the past few months. But…Read more
The Value of Stuff: It’s not always about money
Have you been spending time lately going through your “stuff and things” trying to decide what to give to or leave behind for your loved ones? Well, this may sound cold and heartless, but the fact is that, with rare exceptions, your kids don’t want your stuff. As a Professional Organizer who often is brought…Read more
Let’s Talk About Death: The Stuff of Lifetime
I was recently speaking with a friend about her parents, just after she’d spent Father’s Day weekend with them. While this retired couple does not need my help at this time (unless I help them with their next downsizing move), as a Professional Organizer, I commend – and highly recommend – their healthy, practical and…Read more
Recent Comments by Kim Diamond
- August 25, 2016 on Professional Organizer: What do they really do?
- February 17, 2016 on Does your home need to lose weight?
- December 31, 2015 on Slideshow Format
- December 31, 2015 on 4 simple organizing tips using the KonMari method
- December 31, 2015 on Top 10 Laundry Room Organizing Tips