Category Archives: Blog

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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This Valentine’s Day, Put The Past To Bed

With Valentine’s coming up, it’s hard not to notice how practically everything is geared towards couples. This is fine if you’re one half of a happy couple, but meanwhile, there are people dealing with break-ups, separations, divorce or even the death of a spouse. So while others are out in the cold, shopping for Valentine’s…
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Feeling Blue? Go on a Blue Bin Binge!

Monday, January 21 is “Blue Monday”, a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) deemed to be the most depressing day of the year. This year, shift your perspective and make this, not a day to feel blue, but a day to focus on filling your Blue Bin!…
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2019: Year of “More Out With The Old, Less In With The New”

How you are you coming along with your 2019 New Year’s resolution? Whether you’ve already forgotten about it, given up or are falling behind with your goal, as a Professional Organizer, I can assure you that you’re not alone.   Fortunately, it’s not too late to get back on track, especially if your resolution has…
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