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6 Storage Tips for storing your children’s hand-me-downs

Nanny Robina, May 7, 2015

Keeping track of your children’s clothes, what no longer fits, what will fit another child, and what should be donated? This can all be overwhelming, complicated and time-consuming. Here are some tips on keeping it simple, maintain-able, and compact as possible.

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Tips for Dealing with Mumnesia

Nanny Robina, January 23, 2015

Have you become increasingly forgetful since becoming a mother? Don’t be alarmed, you’re in good company. Mumnesia, a.k.a. mommy brain, is a genuine medical condition that affects many new mums.

I posted a blog with some organizational tools to help you stay on track. Here are the links to the full article:

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From Clutter to Clarity – getting organized in the car!

Nanny Robina, November 13, 2014

If you have or are responsible for children you know how much comes along with them in a car! Having an organized car helps to ensure you have the essentials you need on a daily basis – no matter where you are or how long you are stuck in traffic.

I discussed this topic in a blog post on the Nanny Robina website in December, and you can read it here on my site as well:

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Volunteering for Medecins Sans Frontieres

MSF website, December 5, 2014

It’s gratifying to be recognized on Medecins Sans Frontieres’ website for the volunteer work I have been doing for them.

Isolde ONeill on the Medecins Sans Frontieres website, December 2014

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Toy Storage

Nanny Robina, November 13, 2014

Having a home that is welcoming, clutter free, and comfortable can be quite a challenge when you have young children because of all the toys, dolls and playthings scattered around the house…

I was asked to write a blog post for Nanny Robina, online parenting expert, about toy storage.

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Making it Fit

The Chronicle Herald, September 18, 2014

by Michael Clark

I was the Chief Stuffer of Stuff for the 2015 Honda Fit Launch. In this article, you can read my “Professional car organizing tips from the trunk to the glovebox”.

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Space Saving Organizing Tips for Your Home

Genworth Canada, April 2013

Genworth Canada invited me to present some space saving tips for the home for their website. I discuss space saving tips for the kitchen, washroom, wardrobe and basement/storage rooms.

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Get your email under control

Investment Executive, March 27, 2013
By JoAnne Sommers

While email is an invaluable tool, it often seems to run our lives. The amount of time it takes to manage email has quadrupled since it was introduced, says Isolde O’Neill, president of Getting It Together Organizing in Toronto. “Not only do we get more of it but we have to cross-check it on different platforms,” she says. “Most people have a laptop, a desktop, a tablet and a smartphone, and we often have multiple email addresses, so it’s easy to miss something. That can be incredibly stress-provoking.”

I was interviewed by JoAnne Sommers for IE/Executive magazine recently on email organizing.

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Spring-clean your office

Investment Executive, March 26, 2013
By JoAnne Sommers

Try this exercise: the next time you walk into your office, imagine that you’re a prospective client visiting for the first time. What do you notice? Is the space neat and well ordered, or is it cluttered and chaotic?

The condition of your workspace tells people a lot about you, says Isolde O’Neill, Toronto-based president of Getting It Together Organizing. A well organized office creates the impression that you have things under control; a messy space makes you look unprofessional and disorganized.

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Life Organization: 10 easy ways to organize your life
Huffington Post, January 2013

“Most people don’t realize that just like anything else in life, the key to consistency and success is keeping yourself organized and this applies to everything you do, including your goals for the new year,” says Isolde O’Neill, director of marketing for POC in a press release.

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Organizational Personality Types

Calgary’s Child, May/June 2012

This is an article that appeared in the Calgary Child Magazine about my Organizational Personality System in May/June edition 2012. Click below the read more, the article is on page 87.

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Organizational Personality Types

The Toronto Star, May 1, 2012

Office workers fall into four main categories when it comes to arranging desk and drawer space, says a Toronto professional organizer.

“There is no point for an organizer to come in and say, ‘Do it this way,’” says Isolde O’Neill, who works with small- and medium-business entrepreneurs.

“People will not stick to a solution if it doesn’t match how their mind works,” she said in an interview Friday.

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Savvy Summer Organizing

Help! We’ve Got Kids, March 27, 2014

Summer… ahhh… there’s a palpable change in the air – a feeling of lightness, fun, relaxation, and freedom from worry. This year, get it together before the children get out of school and before the temperature rises. Of course, the responsibilities of life and work don’t just go away with the change of the seasons…
My summer organizational ideas for folks with kids appeared on the Help! We’ve Got Kids’ website:

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Unwrap the gift of time

Heart and Stroke Foundation Newsletter, December, 2011

Recently I was featured in an article for the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Newsletter about getting organized for the holiday season.

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Traditional Irish Stew Recipe

Cottage Life, March 15, 2011

There’s nothing more meat-and-potatoes than a traditional Irish stew. In fact, that’s pretty much all there is to the recipe: lamb and potatoes. It’s easy, hearty comfort food–maybe not elegant, but honest and straightforward.

You can read Martin’s article and my get the recipe for my mother’s Irish Stew:

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The Procratination Myth

The Globe and Mail, September 14, 2009

I was interviewed by Craig Silverman for the Globe and Mail on the perils of procrastination.


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