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ASK AN EXPERT: Organizing Your Stockroom for Peak Efficiency


I run a home-based business that involves selling product I create. I keep all the supplies I need to create my product in the closet in my office. I also store shipping supplies, gift wrap, art supplies, and empty boxes from my technology (keyboard box, iPad box etc.). Really, it’s a mishmash of things that feel are crowded and disorderly, and I have difficulty accessing what I need with ease and efficiency. I don’t need to add more in there, I just want it all to be more organized and […]

By |2021-02-23T12:06:54-05:00February 19, 2021|Ask An Expert, Entrepreneurship, Office Organizing|0 Comments

How To Keep You Car Organized and Clean

Today I want to look at how to keep on top of car clutter and organization. The clutter that is building up in cars right now is… well Covid Clutter, and it’s adding to our stress levels.

In 2014, I was a spokesperson for the launch of the new Honda Fit here in Toronto. The Ad campaign for the car focused on not where the car could take the passengers (countryside, city driving, concerts etc.) but on the fun the drivers could have in the car with it stationary. The ad campaign did not focus on driving at all – the car was […]

By |2021-02-23T12:07:28-05:00February 15, 2021|Decluttering, Entrepreneurship, Family Organizing|0 Comments

ASK AN EXPERT: Tips for Organizing Your Writing Ideas


I am currently working from home in a small apartment that I share with a roommate. I am writing a book and am at the stage of having lots of notes and scenes, but I can’t progress until I can sort out the structure. I don’t have a large table that I can spread out all my post-it notes on and in order to progress I need to be able to keep the structure laid out and visible for some months – in a way that allows me to move […]

By |2021-02-23T20:04:37-05:00February 7, 2021|Ask An Expert, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

ASK AN EXPERT: How do I declutter my makeup drawer?


“I recently renovated my bathroom, and it looks great and I really love it except for my makeup drawers. I thought I had created enough storage space when redesigning it for my makeup supplies, but the two drawers (which is more than I had before) I have are an absolute mess and, honestly, I don’t know how to make it work.  I have tried organizing it, but it usually lasts a week before it is back to how it was before. I look forward to hearing from you and the solutions you come […]

Ask An Expert: How To Organize For My Classes when I Teach Online

PROBLEM: How to organize my student’s planning notes and supplies while teaching online.

I am currently working from home in the lockdown in my small flat.  I don’t have a separate space for work and I’ve been struggling with how to manage and organize all my paperwork for the classes I teach.  

I work for different schools/groups, each with lots of paperwork, and normally my work takes place in a schoolroom with children.  I have recently bought a new filing cabinet to help me organize all the materials I need but am finding it hard to get everything filed. Each […]

By |2021-02-23T20:50:12-05:00January 24, 2021|Ask An Expert, Family Organizing, Office Organizing|0 Comments

Help is on its way! Free Professional Organizing

11 months and counting! Amid the stay-at-home orders and social distancing, we are all trying to maintain some sense of “normal”. We have had to transform dining rooms into virtual classrooms or workspaces, turn our bedrooms into meditation and “de-stress” spaces, our living rooms into playrooms. Most of the rooms in our homes are now functioning on two levels. For instance, our guest room is also a gym now.

Homes are no longer just places to relax and recharge, they are community centres, safe spaces, gyms, school rooms, art studios, and offices. There is a deep connection between an organized space and our mental health. And the current global health […]

Great Toy Organization Solutions for your home

I wrote an article on solutions for toy organization and storage some years ago, Nanny Robina also posted it on her site. I am going to revisit this article as I think it’s a good time with everyone still having to stay at home due to the current global health crises. The fallout from the virus has meant that families are now at home all the time; working, living, playing, remote learning, cooking, exercising, and sleeping.  11 months into the pandemic and though there is light at the end of the tunnel because of the vaccine, it is tempered by the fact we are not out of […]

Easy Step-by-Step Plan To Help You Declutter Your Home

Are you feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where or how to start with decluttering your home? Sometimes the most dramatic change you can make to your home — and you and your family’s mood — is decluttering so that the things you love, the features and style of your home, are displayed to their best advantage. When I ask clients what they want to feel in their homes, the most common responses are “peace,” “space”, and “pride”. Clutter keeps us from achieving these goals. Having an easy step-by-step plan for decluttering will help you avoid the overwhelm and take your home from clutter to clarity in no time at […]

By |2021-02-24T10:53:02-05:00January 4, 2021|Decluttering, Family Organizing|0 Comments

How To Start Decluttering

The global health crises has meant that we are all staying home and thus the clutter keeps building up in all the nooks and crannies around the house. Eventually, you will need to deal with it. How to start decluttering? It sounds such an easy thing to do, right? After all, it’s just clutter. But what exactly is decluttering? The dictionary defines it quite simply as; “To remove clutter from a room, an area, etc.” So, really all you have to do is simply remove all your clutter. Another dictionary describes decluttering as “to remove things you do not need from a place, in order to make it more […]

Small Home Office Organization

Today I am going to write about small home office organization. Covid19 has meant more people are having to work or study from home. What do you do if you don’t have a separate room for your home office? Working or studying from home is hard enough at the best of times. There are many distractions, and potentially constant interruptions from pets, family, and doorbells. As a Professional Organizer, I have helped many entrepreneurs create home offices, creating workspaces that are efficient, productive, and organized. The home office needs to look good, feel good, and be somewhere they want to sit down and work in.

The […]

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