Insights and tips on keeping your family organized

Virtual Organizing for the Hybrid employee


Today, I want to talk about Virtual Organizing. What exactly is it? How does Virtual Organizing work? What are the benefits? And is it the right choice for you?

Initially, when the virus hit, I, along with everyone else, retreated indoors and bided my time till it passed. But it didn’t pass, and we all had to find new ways of working, of entertaining ourselves and living indoors with each other. We had to pivot without a road map of how or for how long.

Getting The Family Organized for the Summer!

Summer… ahhh… there’s a palpable change in the air – a feeling of lightness, fun, relaxation, and freedom from worry.  As the end of the school year approaches, projects and sports activities press us for time, resulting in a start to summer that is usually fraught with stress and anxiety. This year, like last year, was a summer, unlike others, as we were, and continue to be, impacted by Covid19 restrictions. This has meant children are spending a lot more time at home. Getting the family organized for all the eventualities of summer and children will give you peace of mind and help you relax. So, let’s kick the […]

By |2021-04-17T15:01:11-04:00April 17, 2021|Family Organizing|0 Comments

Decluttering And Purging Before You Move

In today’s post, I will discuss how to tackle the enormous task of decluttering and purging when you are moving home. A new home is a fresh start: new paint, new rooms, a fresh take on arranging your old furniture. There is a joy in it, purging and paring down your possessions, packing up, moving, creating your new home. Moving can empower you to have a healthier relationship with your belongings. However, moving is rated as one of the top 5 stressful life situations. So, though it is a new start and a growthful experience, it won’t feel so wonderful if it’s weighed down by stuff you didn’t let […]

By |2021-03-16T11:36:21-04:00March 14, 2021|Decluttering, Family Organizing, Moving and Packing|0 Comments

How To Keep Your 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 […]

By |2021-03-04T11:37:44-05:00February 15, 2021|Decluttering, Entrepreneurship, Family Organizing|0 Comments

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

Are you a teacher teaching remotely online? Are you struggling with keeping all your prep and notes together and on hand while teaching online? In today’s post of Ask An Expert, Pam from the U.K. writes to me because she too is teaching online from home during lockdown and is finding the task of where and how to keep all her student’s prep and notes organized and on hand.

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 […]

By |2021-03-11T11:51:37-05:00January 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 |2021-03-07T16:13:59-05:00January 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 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 pleasant […]

Preparing For A New Dog: Filer Pet owner tips

Today we are going to examine the challenges The Filer pet owner might have in getting their home ready for a new dog. The Filer, the 4th and last Organizational Personality Type© (OPT©) will be the most “organized” about bringing home their new puppy. The Filer would rarely say they have clutter or need help getting organized. After all, as their namesake says, they file! Indeed a lot of their identity centres around having an organized home and being on top of things. It is only when you take a closer look that you start to see how their clutter […]

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