Tips & Thoughts

On all things Productivity and Organizing

Monday Productivity Reminder

Productivity Truth: Sometimes after a great weekend it's tough to get back into the swing of things, but starting off the week well can go a long way. Remind yourself of your goals, and how your to-do list factors into them. Also, don't forget that not all tasks are...

Get Rid of that Nagging Feeling

Everyone, even the most together person that you can think of, has something that they have been putting off. Whether you've been meaning to declutter your basement, make that phone call, or look into that program, we understand how it feels when week after week, you...

My To-Do List is Stupid

Every Sunday my brain says this: "This is the week that I do everything on my to-do list! I am going to be perfectly scheduled and disciplined, like a well oiled machine! It’s going to be exquisite! Not only am I going to accomplish everything on my list, but I am...

Should You Keep Your Storage Locker?

82% of the contents in a storage locker will be thrown out, donated, or sold without ever being used again by the person paying for it. The self storage industry is growing quickly. Nine percent of American households (sorry, could not find Canadian stats) have...

Could You Benefit from a Productivity Coach?

Think of everything that you should get done this week. ... How does this make you feel? For many of us the answer ranges from "a little bit stressed" to "completely overwhelmed". We lead busy lives. We are lucky that we get to do so much, and have so much, but...

Scared of Hiring a Professional Organizer?

We scare a lot of people. Specifically, people are terrified of having us in their homes. Even friends and family are sometimes nervous to have us over. Why is it that perfectly nice and non-threatening professional organizers can strike such fear in the hearts of so...

Embarrassed to Hire a Professional Organizer?

Sometimes people are a little embarrassed the first time they hire a Professional Organizer. Profesional organizing is a relatively new profession, and people often don't know what to expect. It's normal to feel nervous about someone seeing your clutter. Perhaps your...

Decluttering to Lose Weight?

Clutter is on the rise. No doubt you have seen the stats on how much more stuff we have than previous generations. Although Canadians are usually less dramatic, in the US the average home has approximately 300,000 items and has nearly tripled in size over the...

Why Declutter Before Moving?

Why Decluttering Helps Declutter is not a dirty word... do not be afraid. Moving can be overwhelming but if you break down everything you need to do into bite sized pieces it can help you get through it. We are thrilled to be featured as a guest blogger for the BREL...

Decluttering Secret: I Hoard Black Sweaters

What's my decluttering secret? People often ask me what I have trouble decluttering at my house because for the most part I'm a ruthless declutterer. I'm known for finding disproportinate  joy in creating more space. I love decluttering closets, drawers and shelves,...