Organizing Odyssey Blog: Professional Organizing Tips

Cable Management When You Are Working From Home

Today I will be talking about getting all the cables, gadgets or technology, organized on your desk. Specifically, your desk at home. Desk organization is a bit like housework; it’s a necessary inconvenience. Once you have finished, however, it feels damn good and almost therapeutic. Sadly, getting all your cables and technology organized on your desk is not as easy as vacuuming, it’s more comparable to cleaning your refrigerator. You will need to plan when and how you will do it and set aside enough time to complete the job. But remember, it will feel absolutely amazing once you have finished!

THE PROBLEM: HOW […]

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

ASK AN EXPERT: Under The Bed Storage Solutions

Have you run out of storage space in your bedroom? Does everything stored under your bed get covered in dust and forgotten about? In today’s post of Ask An Expert, Alison from the U.K. has written to me about getting under her bed organized. I am going to give you all the tips and insights on making the most of under bed storage in just a few easy steps!

PROBLEM: HOW DO I MAKE THE MOST OF THE STORAGE SPACE UNDER MY BED?

Dear Isolde,

Under my bed is full of boxes etc. and I’d love to ‘free’ the space.

ASK AN EXPERT: Organizing Your Stockroom for Peak Efficiency

Are you running a home-based business and struggling with keeping your inventory accessible on organized? Is your storage closet impossible to keep organized? In today’s post, of Ask An Expert, France from Toronto has written to me because her storage closet for all her product and supplies is becoming a frustration to access and maintain. I am going to give you all my best tips and insights on making your stockroom organized and accessible in 3 simple steps.

PROBLEM: HOW DO I ORGANIZE MY STORAGE CLOSET/STOCKROOM FOR MY BUSINESS SUPPLIES?

I run a home-based business that involves selling product I create. I keep […]

By |2021-03-11T11:43:42-05:00February 19, 2021|Ask An Expert, Entrepreneurship, Office Organizing|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: Tips for Organizing Your Writing Ideas

Are you writing a book and struggling with finding enough space to lay out all your notes? Are you constantly losing important notes? In today’s post of Ask An Expert, Alex from Toronto has written to me because they are writing a book and living in a small shared apartment and need to find a solution for keeping all their notes on structure and plot together and laid out. You don’t need a lot of space or money to get your creative juices if you follow my 3 great suggestions.

THE PROBLEM: HOW DO I ORGANIZE MY NOTES FOR WRITING A BOOK

I […]

By |2021-03-11T11:44:59-05:00February 7, 2021|Ask An Expert, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

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

Are you always sorting through your make up drawers looking for items? Do you have duplicates of items because you couldn’t find the original? In today’s post of Ask An Expert Voula from Toronto writes to me because her makeup drawers seem impossible to organize and maintain. I show her how to turn things around in 4 simple steps.

THE PROBLEM: 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 […]

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 […]

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