Motivation

Can Having Less – Now – Give You More?

The new film Less is Now by the Minimalists is streaming in Netflix and there’s so much to unpack! Of course, there are practical tips and a strong call to action to own less stuff, which are great. However, it’s the reasons behind the tips, strategies, and challenge – the big “why” living with less can help us access …

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Get and Stay Organized Using These 6 Simple Techniques

As we spend more time at home (here in Toronto, we just went into a minimum 28-day lockdown), many of us are anticipating using the time to get, and stay, more organized. Sounds simple enough – more time at home, more time to organize, right? As much as we want to get organized, there are …

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Decluttering & Downsizing During COVID

As we continue to face the challenges and uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be considering how you truly feel about your home – the place you are likely spending A LOT of time.   Do you feel like it’s time for a major change in how your home functions?  Are you considering downsizing …

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Empathy through Organizing – My COVID-19 Response

Like many of you, I have been thinking a lot about the impact this pandemic has had and will continue to have, on us all.  How are we doing?  How are we feeling collectively? How is our planet feeling? Some people are thriving, some are struggling, and many are vacillating daily in-between. It seems there are …

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When Uncertainty Strikes, Get Organized

With so much uncertainty and fear happening all around us due to COVID-19, it’s easy to start feeling anxious, restless, and unproductive. Collectively, around the world, people are managing this challenging situation in different ways.  Here in Toronto, it’s March Break, normally one week off of school that is often characterized by families traveling and …

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3 Simple Ways To Increase Your Happiness: The Swedish Art of Lagom

Do you ever feel like you have too much of some things and not enough of others? Perhaps too much clutter and not enough open space? Too much to do and not enough time to do it? Too much stress and not enough calm?  If these challenges seem overwhelming, consider adopting lagom, a Swedish lifestyle that translates to “having …

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Is De-cluttering a Practical Necessity or Emotional Need?

A friend recently asked me if downsizing and decluttering was more of an emotional or practical process, which really made me think about possible responses. Which is it?  When you look at the actualprocess of downsizing and de-cluttering – unpacking, sorting, deciding, organizing and maintaining, it seems practicality could win out. Just follow the steps right? …

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Use Design Theory to Create a Harmonious & Happy Home

When you think about how you want your home to look and feel, what comes to mind?  Organized, functional, inspiring, stress-free? Perhaps all of the above?! As organizers, we work hard to meet these needs for our clients, which is truly satisfying.  However, we must not forget a crucial element – creating more harmony.   Harmony, “the quality …

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Flex Your Organizing Muscles & Develop Strong Habits!

I think we all agree that to wear clean clothes, laundry has to be done regularly. I’d also assume that in order to improve our physical health, we have to work out regularly. The same applies to organizing, if you want to make real progress. You can’t collect, sort, clean and fold the laundry once …

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