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Working from Home during a pandemic – Part 1

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!…
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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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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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The Scary Reality of Hoarding

Halloween has come and gone – perhaps even the candy, too. And while there may be a few homes on your street with their spooky decorations still out on display, is there also a house that looks scary all year round? Maybe the drapes are closed in the front window but there is stuff piled…
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Fall Colour Refresh

Feeling down about summer being over and fall coming around the corner? You know how fabulous a hair colour refresh or new highlights can make you feel? Surrounding yourself with paint colours you love can also boost your mood, while updating the look of your home at the same time. As Sheryl Crow sings, “A…
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Spend March Break Breaking Free From Your Possessions

March is all about gathering up what you don’t need in your house, especially kids stuff that’s likely strewn everywhere from their bedroom to the basement. Next month, we’ll share tips for getting it out of your house and getting rid of it for good. Take it from a Professional Organizer with two teens, it’s…
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