I’ve helped a number of my long-term clients move into their first homes, their dream homes, and their down-sized homes, some taking a number of months to get organized, some a matter of weeks.  Some of us move many times and some of us only a few, but the process is always full of anxiety. Continue Reading »


While in Toronto in early November at the Professional Organizers in Canada annual conference I attended a workshop delivered by Deanne Kelleher from Kaos Group called “Essential and Powerful Business Tools”.  The session made me realize how many systems all of us small business owners should have in place and perhaps don’t, myself included.  If only I could find the time! Continue Reading »

I don’t think I have ever had the technique of  “getting rid of something old to make room for something new” work this quickly, ever.  And this time instead of it happening to a client, it happened to me – yeah! Continue Reading »

Aaah, books, let me count the ways I love books.  I love to read books, I love to touch books, I love to look at books and I really love to organize books.  There is nothing more satisfying than spending a few hours pulling all the books of a bookshelf with a client, sorting them, giving away the ones no longer useful or beautiful, Continue Reading »

Whether it’s at home or at work, the #1 complaint most of my clients have is paper clutter.  So, how do you set up a functional home office space and what systems can you put in place to help keep it all in control?  Continue Reading »

Now that I have recovered from the U2 concert in Moncton, I’ve got some interesting observations about what some of us consider fun.  It seems that I am one of those people who thinks that following all the steps required to attend a rock concert with 74,999 of my closest friends is fun.  Here’s the ‘To Do’ list: Continue Reading »

You guessed it, my struggle during this time of year is what to do about vacation.  Somehow, in the old days, when I worked for someone else it was so much easier – I had no choice.  However, now that I own my own business I do have a choice.  One would think that the freedom of being able to take time off whenever you want would be an amazing thing.  However, as many of you small business owners out there know, taking vacation is filled with feelings of guilt instead.  Continue Reading »