3 days ago

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Thursday's Product. Who wants one of these?

Give Me This
This machine will iron your clothes in only three minutes!
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It's Motivation Monday!
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Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your SPICE SHELF/RACK/DRAWER!

Go through your spices and dispose of any that are expired or not used. Sort what's left into types (sweet, savory, spicy, salty) or alphabetically if desired. Top up jars with any spices you have in pouches. Keep extra pouches together in a bin, closed securely with bag clips or elastics. Clearly label spice jars for quick identification.

What are you going to organize today?
Share a before and after photo with the group!
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Its Motivation Monday!
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Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your SPICE SHELF/RACK/DRAWER!

Go through your spices and dispose of any that are expired or not used. Sort whats left into types (sweet, savory, spicy, salty) or alphabetically if desired. Top up jars with any spices you have in pouches. Keep extra pouches together in a bin, closed securely with bag clips or elastics. Clearly label spice jars for quick identification.

What are you going to organize today? 
Share a before and after photo with the group!

A lot of people have been asking me how virtual organizing works. Virtual organizing works really well for someone who wants to do the organizing themselves, but could use some guidance, solutions and tips. DIY! Here is how it works:

1. You schedule an organizing coaching call which takes place via Facebook video or Zoom with me.
2. Using your laptop, phone, Ipad or pictures, you show me the area that you would like help with.
3. You have a full hour to ask me a bunch of questions
4. I provide tips and solutions to help get your room organized.
5. I send you via email a written plan of action for you to use as a guide.

ALL THIS FOR ONLY $125

Here is a testimonial from one of our members who recently had a coaching call with me. I really appreciate the kind words. 🙂🙂
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A lot of people have been asking me how virtual organizing works. Virtual organizing works really well for someone who wants to do the organizing themselves, but could use some guidance, solutions and tips. DIY! Here is how it works:

1. You schedule an organizing coaching call which takes place via Facebook video or Zoom with me. 
2. Using your laptop, phone, Ipad or pictures, you show me the area that you would like help with. 
3. You have a full hour to ask me a bunch of questions
4. I provide tips and solutions to help get your room organized. 
5. I send you via email a written plan of action for you to use as a guide.

ALL THIS FOR ONLY $125

Here is a testimonial from one of our members who recently had a coaching call with me. I really appreciate the kind words. 🙂🙂

2 weeks ago

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If you missed my Clutter to Calm workshop last month, one of the things we talked about was the use of drawer organizers.

Here is a before and after pic of one of our clients' junk drawer. It is much easier to organize when you have supplies. The key is to not have too much stuff in the drawer so it is easy to organize.

Do you use drawer organizers for your junk drawer?
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If you missed my Clutter to Calm workshop last month, one of the things we talked about was the use of drawer organizers. 

Here is a before and after pic of one of our clients junk drawer. It is much easier to organize when you have supplies. The key is to not have too much stuff in the drawer so it is easy to organize. 

Do you use drawer organizers for your junk drawer?

 

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the afterpic does not look like a "junk drawer" anymore!

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2 weeks ago

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I really like this photo, posted by @aestheticcaptains
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The black and white decor is so crisp and easy on the eyes.
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What do you think? Would you feel relaxed in this space, or do you need more colour?
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I really like this photo, posted by @aestheticcaptains
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The black and white decor is so crisp and easy on the eyes.
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What do you think? Would you feel relaxed in this space, or do you need more colour?

 

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I need colour, too sterile for me

Kathy I was in a dilemma about color my house in Milton ...and now I've decided I'm painting the all the rooms WHITE!!! The accents are limitless!

It's beautiful but I need more colour

I love it!!

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2 weeks ago

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I am super duper excited. Those who know me well, know I rarely pat myself on the back, but I think we should all do that from time to time. So here it goes! I believe I am the only one in Ottawa, and 1 of 6 professional organizers in Canada to receive the Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) designation. Way more organizers in the States have this certificate but only 6 of us in Canada! In order to receive this certificate, I had to have over 1500 hours of helping clients get organized, and pass a grueling exam. I can now add this to my list of credentials which includes several certificates including Chronic Disorganization, ADHD, Time Management and Productivity, and Senior Move Manager. And I thought I would stop taking courses after I finished my Sociology degree!! Ha ha. ... See MoreSee Less

I am super duper excited. Those who know me well, know I rarely pat myself on the back, but I think we should all do that from time to time. So here it goes! I believe I am the only one in Ottawa, and 1 of 6 professional organizers in Canada to receive the Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) designation. Way more organizers in the States have this certificate but only 6 of us in Canada! In order to receive this certificate, I had to have over 1500 hours of helping clients get organized, and pass a grueling exam. I can now add this to my list of credentials which includes several certificates including Chronic Disorganization, ADHD, Time Management and Productivity, and Senior Move Manager. And I thought I would stop taking courses after I finished my Sociology degree!! Ha ha.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Auramarina, that is AMAZING! You definitely deserve to pat yourself on the back. Congrats to you. WOW!

Way to go !! I'd like to know more about this since I just started my business as a professional organizer myself. Please send me a pm if you have the time of course.

Bravo Kathy! That brings our total to 6 Canadian CPOs and 6 Canadian CPO-CDs! ( FOR NOW!! 😉)

Amazing! But then again you are! Congratulations

We don't celebrate enough, so glad you posted so we can celebrate your achievements! Amazing and congrats!!

Congratulations Kathy. So pleased ffor you

Well deserved! Congratulations!

Awesome and well deserved !!!congratulations

Congratulatons, that is quite an accomplishment!

Well done! So proud of you.

Congratulations!!

FANTASTIC CONGRATULATIONS WOOHOO

Congrats!!

Fantastic, Kathy!

Congratulations Kathy, you must feel proud.

Congratulations!

Fantastic Kathy !

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2 weeks ago

Second Set of Hands

It's Motivation Monday!
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Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your JEWELRY!

Sort jewelry by type: earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, cuff links, tie clips, brooches, anklets, etc. Sort by metals, colours, quality. Use jewelry boxes, bins, hooks, and hangers to keep items separate and to avoid tangling. Donate or sell any pieces you no longer love or wear.

What are you going to organize today?
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Its Motivation Monday!
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Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your JEWELRY!

Sort jewelry by type: earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, cuff links, tie clips, brooches, anklets, etc. Sort by metals, colours, quality. Use jewelry boxes, bins, hooks, and hangers to keep items separate and to avoid tangling. Donate or sell any pieces you no longer love or wear. 

What are you going to organize today?

2 weeks ago

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Thursday's product: I love pegboards and they can be used for so many items, hanging craft supplies, tools etc. But I am not loving this idea of using a pegboard. What do you think?

Picture found on Pinterest, Source unknown.
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Thursdays product: I love pegboards and they can be used for so many items, hanging craft supplies, tools etc. But I am not loving this idea of using a pegboard. What do you think?

Picture found on Pinterest, Source unknown.

 

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No not behind your bed - bad Feng shui

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3 weeks ago

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Working with a client who is putting his home up for sale. Instead of paying for a mover to move all this stuff, and then having to deal with it all at his new home, he is decluttering now.

We always recommend decluttering and organizing before you put your home up for sale. We look forward to tackling this room and other rooms so so he can get the most value for his home. Declutter before you move! I highly recommend it.

You will thank me after your move! 🙂
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Working with a client who is putting his home up for sale. Instead of paying for a mover to move all this stuff, and then having to deal with it all at his new home, he is decluttering now. 

We always recommend decluttering and organizing before you put your home up for sale. We look forward to tackling this room and other rooms so so he can get the most value for his home. Declutter before you move! I highly recommend it. 

You will thank me after your move! 🙂

 

Comment on Facebook

I should have let you declutter a lot more of my "stuff" Kathy!

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3 weeks ago

Second Set of Hands

It's Motivation Monday!
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Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your KITCHEN UTENSILS!

Sort your cooking utensils by use (spatulas, ladles, knives, peelers...). Dispose of any tools that are damaged. Donate any you no longer use or need. Use drawer bins to keep tools organized, and drawer liner to keep them from shuffling around.

What are you going to organize today?
Share a before and after photo with the group!
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Its Motivation Monday!
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Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your KITCHEN UTENSILS!

Sort your cooking utensils by use (spatulas, ladles, knives, peelers...). Dispose of any tools that are damaged. Donate any you no longer use or need. Use drawer bins to keep tools organized, and drawer liner to keep them from shuffling around.

What are you going to organize today? 
Share a before and after photo with the group!

3 weeks ago

Second Set of Hands

Would you use this?

INVENTIONS INSIDER
This invention keeps your socks from getting lost in the laundry. 🧦

If you want to buy one, use this link. We'll make some money to support our videos: insder.co/SockDock.
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Id try it. My child on the other hand...

I certainly would!!!

Sold.. I hate socks..

Good idea

So clever!

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4 weeks ago

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I worked with a client recently organizing her children's playroom. I started by sorting like items together, then the client went through and let go of a lot of toys and books that her children were not using anymore.

I suggested purchasing a Kallax storage system and the Drona bins from Ikea to store toys. I set up a craft area with table and chairs and put craft supplies on shelving. This play area is now functional and has lots of space for the children to play.

Another happy client!
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I worked with a client recently organizing her childrens playroom. I started by sorting like items together, then the client went through and let go of a lot of toys and books that her children were not using anymore. 

I suggested purchasing a Kallax storage system and the Drona bins from Ikea to store toys. I set up a craft area with table and chairs and put craft supplies on shelving. This play area is now functional and has lots of space for the children to play. 

Another happy client!

 

Comment on Facebook

SUPER DUPER!!! I need this done in my basement

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4 weeks ago

Second Set of Hands

It's Motivation Monday!
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Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your FRONT HALL CLOSET! Sort jackets, footwear, accessories by person and by season. Donate any items that are no longer worn. Wash, then store the off-season items until they are needed again.

What are you going to organize today?
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Its Motivation Monday!
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Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your FRONT HALL CLOSET! Sort jackets, footwear, accessories by person and by season. Donate any items that are no longer worn. Wash, then store the off-season items until they are needed again.

What are you going to organize today?

 

Comment on Facebook

The front hall closet is first on the list. Let the decluttering commence 👢🧢🧥

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1 month ago

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Look at how tidy and organized this fridge is! I love all the shelves and clear bins. Everything is visible and within reach.
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What do you think?
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Reposted from @thecontainerstore
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Look at how tidy and organized this fridge is! I love all the shelves and clear bins. Everything is visible and within reach.
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What do you think?
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Reposted from @thecontainerstore

 

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Do you do work in Perth

I would love to have a fridge that size lol. Very organized!

I wish. I just filled mine with groceries and they block the light a bit. It was sll I could do to stuff everything in. Couldn't fit my cabbage though

That’s refreshing!

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1 month ago

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It’s Motivation Monday!

Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS! Match lids to bins, sort by size, dispose of any that are damaged, stained, or have missing lids/bins.

What are you going to organize today?
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It’s Motivation Monday!

Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS! Match lids to bins, sort by size, dispose of any that are damaged, stained, or have missing lids/bins.

What are you going to organize today?

 

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Last Monday’s message had me dealing with a mess of a storage cupboard in the bathroom. Felt so good to get it cleaned out and put back together with order and organization. I open it everyday and have been pleased with myself for finally getting it cleaned up. Today it’s the refrigerator that’s calling for my attention. Thanks for the reminder and looking forward to a cleaned out fridge.

Reorganizing my bathroom counter...

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1 month ago

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I'm hosting a local Workshop: Clutter to Calm in Ottawa next Saturday, March 24th, and will be including a Q+A segment.

Which questions would you ask about decluttering and organizing your home?
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1 month ago

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We have talked about over the door organizers before, and how great they can be. Do you use one and if so, what do you use it for? I have this one that I use it for storing cleaning products, bug spray, etc. It is a very strong heavy duty one. ... See MoreSee Less

We have talked about over the door organizers before, and how great they can be. Do you use one and if so, what do you use it for? I have this one that I use it for storing cleaning products, bug spray, etc. It is a very strong heavy duty one.

1 month ago

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Wonderful words from a client who feels their home is wonderful again!

1 month ago

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It’s Motivation Monday!

Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your TUB + SHOWER! Dispose of empty bottles and slivers of soap, clean shower caddies, pair shampoos with conditioners, sort like with like.

What are you going to organize today?
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It’s Motivation Monday!

Spend 5 to 10 minutes decluttering and organizing a spot in your home, for example your TUB + SHOWER! Dispose of empty bottles and slivers of soap, clean shower caddies, pair shampoos with conditioners, sort like with like.

What are you going to organize today?

 

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I’ve been putting off cleaning/organizing my bathroom storage cupboard for weeks... thanks for the nudge. I’m turning off my screen and going to do it now.

I started on a catch-all closet on the weekend. Today I hope to finish sorting the “treasures”.

Kathy....I'm still decluttering.....I wish I had you here to motivate me!

My office desk, it's a mess!

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1 month ago

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I was honoured to be part of Ottawa Experts - Spring Cleaning for your Home and Mind. Thank you to the amazing host Barbara Balfour and other experts Lydia Di Francesco and Sue Pitchforth. If you didn't get the chance to watch, you can check it out here.

Rogers tv Ottawa, Cable 22
Barbara Balfour and a panel of experts take your questions about "Spring Cleaning for Your Home and Mind".
-Wednesday March 7th, 2018
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Enjoyed watching this Kath and listening to your great advice!

Great segment Kathy, Congratulations!!!

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1 month ago

Second Set of Hands

For those of you who have not met my staff yet, here they are. Kara, Joanne Lauzon, and Sioux White. I am so grateful to have them on my team. They are holding up their new business cards. What are you really grateful for? Doug, not in picture, is also part of our team. ... See MoreSee Less

For those of you who have not met my staff yet, here they are. Kara, Joanne, and Sioux. I am so grateful to have them on my team. They are holding up their new business cards. What are you really grateful for? Doug, not in picture, is also part of our team.
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