Alternatives to Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

There is no one-size-fit-all solution for Depression or Anxiety. You are not alone and there are alternatives to therapy. Have you considered these strategies for reducing your depression and anxiety?   We didn't realize when we started our organizing business...

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Tiny Homes Detroit

A few weeks ago we watched a video about Cass Community Social Services building tiny homes in Detroit and we thought it was such a cool idea. So we decided to take a road trip and go to visit them! This is a short video of our visit. Cass Community Social Services is...

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Create Your Own Self Care List

Self Care is such a simple concept, we often forget we need it to feel well.   Below is one way to create a Self Care list. Below the image you can download the PDF to create your own at home (you can also use a white board, pen & paper, or any writing...

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Boost Business Storage: Bins, Labels, and Systems Oh My!

Give your brain a break. Embrace the power of labels and systems to stay organized with your stuff. Recently we were invited to Toronto, Ontario to complete a project of creating an organized storage system for several businesses in one space. Over time the shared...

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Definition of Clutter

Definition of Clutter It seems pretty straight forward, but we want to make sure everyone is on the same level of understanding. Clutter means something different for everybody. In this video, we will share with you a few definitions of clutter. We will also share...

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Traveling Organization

Client Story - Traveling Organization Don't call it a DREAM, call it a PLAN!   Every Dream we have could become a reality if we are able to create a plan with actionable steps. This is what happened to Shawn Johnston. One year ago, we met at a community...

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Parking the car in the garage again!

Parking the car in the garage is something that many people can't do. The garage is one of the places where clutter appears fast. It's accessible, convenient, roomy, and out of sight. Once the garage is piled up with stuff, it becomes a big job to organize it. In this...

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Declutter Your Mind Doing This Mind Mapping Exercise.

We would like to share with you a powerful exercise, called Mind Mapping,  that will help you declutter your mind. Mind mapping will allow you to write down on paper all the ideas, challenges, tasks and activities that are cluttering your head. Many times we have too...

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Life coaching tips to enjoy an extraordinary life.

Life Coaching Tips to Enjoy an Extraordinary Life Full of Purpose and Joy.   We all have 24 hours in a day to use them as we wish. We also know that life is all about balance. Every individual has different needs and balance can mean something different for every...

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Discover your ideal space through Meditation

Clutter Visualization Meditation Relax your body and mind. Enjoy the experience. Meditation has long been a tool for building strength and clarity. Here we explore the idea that you can use this tool for breaking through difficulties with clutter and letting go. This...

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12 Questions to help YOU Let Go of Difficult Items.

We want to share with you a resource that we have been building over the past 4 years of working with clients that will help you let go of difficult items. This resource is hugely helpful. One of the things that people encounter when they go through a downsize,...

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Am I Clutter Blind?

It is normal to have clutter some times. Let's repeat that. It is normal to have clutter some times. However, how do we answer the question, "Am I Clutter Blind?" 3 Signs You May Have Clutter Blindness Life gets busy and clutter happens, however, some people live...

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Why do we keep things we don’t need?

We become attached to our stuff, but do we really understand why? All humans keep things and maybe there is a logical reason for this behaviour.  If you are one of those people who keep things 'just in case' one day you might need them or you know you have things you...

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Declutter and Organize Your Garage.

Learn Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Garage with Susan Cook-Scheerer and Rogers Daytime. Decluttering and Organizing your garage can be FUN!  Make the most of your space by following these tips: The first step for success is to define your desired outcome. What...

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Paper Management Tips.

Watch our latest Rogers Daytime 20 interview about Paper Management Tips.   Paper management could be very challenging for some people. Every paper you have involves one decision you need to make. The more papers you have laying around, the more decisions you...

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WWOOF: A Life Changing Exchange

Try an alternative lifestyle with low risk and help others along the way. Experience life in someone else's shoes or simply take a holiday out of the ordinary. We felt it was important to share with you this network of people offering great opportunities almost for...

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Meal Prep Made Simple

Meal prep and planning is the best kept secret to every great restaurant, so why should it be any different in your home? At first it's hard to imagine making 5 star meals in your home every night, but it's possible, it's simple and it's all about the Meal Prep! I...

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Am I a clutterer? Answer these questions to find out!

Am I a Clutterer?   Many people ask themselves this question and there is no a right answer. "Clutter can mean something different for everybody."   A great place to visit is the clutterers anonymous website. They offer support for those who desire to stop...

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All Inclusive Relocation Package

Relocation is more than moving. In this client's story, we share the steps we followed to make the process painless.   In this Relocation project, we helped our client transition from her 2 bedroom apartment, in Kitchener (Ontario), into a new apartment in...

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Controlling Cable Chaos

Emilio walks you through tips and strategies for getting your wire chaos under control. If you’re tired of dealing with messy wires keep reading for unique ideas to ease your pain.

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How purging sparks change

I was reading a very interesting article the other day from Stephen Warley on his website "Life Skills that Matter". He defines very well how purging sparks change. We would like to share a portion of his article with you. I am sure it will make you reflect. Enjoy! ...

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What is Lifestyle Design?

Lifestyle Design does not mean there will be no up's and down's in life, but it will bring more joy. There is a common misconception that if you take control and design your life, you will be forever in a state of happiness. There is also the misconception that...

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Creating a Starting Point.

Creating a Starting Point. "I have tried many times to organize my room, but I can't find the way to do it"   In this project our client wanted us to create a starting point where she feels comfortable to keep going on her own. Now she knows where everything is...

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Do you actually love yourself?

I think we have forgotten how to love ourselves. Let's do an exercise. Sit for 10 minutes and write a list of 100 reasons why you love yourself. Example: I love my determination, I love that I'm good with animals, I love my big smile, etcetera. I don't believe these...

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Decluttering for successful entrepreneurship.

Decluttering for Successful Entrepreneurship. "Decluttering forces the entrepreneur to go through everything (physical, mental or both!) to find what is important and what adds value. Once this process is completed what remains is a clearer view of what needs to be...

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Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens

Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens.   (with Julie Morgenstern and Jessi Morgenstern-Colon) Organizing from the INSIDE OUT for Teens   I would like to share with you some comments about this great book. Many of our organizing projects involve teens. It's...

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Christmas surprise! – Garage organizing project

Sometimes the best gifts aren't things. This client used our services as a Christmas Surprise for her husband. They recently moved into their new home and didn't have the time to get their garage organized. "What a great experience! They were so friendly and...

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Basement Organizing Project

Basement Organizing Project Before and after photos and video   One session was enough to transform this cluttered basement into a functional and inviting space. The final goal for this project was: Being able to host guests. Get additional income by renting the...

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A Fast and Happy Morning Ritual

Starting your day with a morning ritual that oozes happiness and success! Setting yourself up for success in only 23 minutes each day... what a concept! Even on those days when you wake up and you're wishing you had more time in bed, this morning ritual really helps...

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Garage Organization – From dumping ground to Relief.

"The situation got so bad it was grossly affecting my mental health. Every time I opened the door to attempt a clean up I closed it again because I had no idea how to begin. It was something that just gnawed away at me" Client's Request: "I have an old grubby two car...

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Hosting Clothing Swaps for a Purpose

Get your friends together and have some fun while doing good! Clothing Swaps are the best way to slow Fast Fashion. Previously we wrote the ultimate 15 Step List for Organizing a Clothing Swap and now we're reminding you why they're a great event idea.  If you haven't...

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11 Ideas for Giving Gifts That Aren’t Things

Are you tired of giving and receiving stuff you don't need? Try these suggestions for giving gifts that aren't things!  Chances are you will feel better and feel lighter by giving gifts that have nothing to do with stuff. Both, Emilio and I truly believe that the...

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Home office organizing – It’s time for a FRESH start

"Husband has just recently left me and wants a divorce. He would never help organize, just collect. I can't live in this disorganization and I need a fresh start. I can't do it on my own" The Problem This was an inquiry for a full Home Organization Project. In this...

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Downsizing Your Storage Unit

Downsize your storage unit to save money and find your things easier! According to the Self Storage Association (SSA) in 2010 annual revenues for storage units were more than 20 Billion dollars in the US! Have you ever added up what your contribution to that number...

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We are the Personal Trainers for Organizing

Just like in fitness, personal trainers exist in Organizing to provide training, advice, and guidance. I want to share an analogy with you, so bare with me. A lot of people ask what we do as Professional Organizers and it was actually a client that described it best....

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Great Videos to Inspire You to Let Go of Stuff

Watch and listen for ways to help you Let Go of Stuff!  The following videos share great experiences and perspectives that you may not have thought of yet. We all struggle sometimes to let go of stuff... but we are going to share some ways to make it easier. I love...

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Kim’s Story – A successful fight against clutter

Kim's Story - A successful fight against clutter. We asked Kim if she would be willing to share her story and this is what she wrote.   "I’ve always been the kind of person who would rather do things myself than ever ask for help.   As a kid, I was taught...

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Minimalism documentary

Some comments about the event: I am very impressed with you and all the work you do, just subscribed to your newsletter, looking forward to seeing more of your events. Thanks again for the showing last night, I loved the movie and so glad you did this in Waterloo! ...

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Finding the Right Place to Donate Your Stuff

Finding the Right Place to Donate Your Stuff! We all have stuff that pains us at the thought of letting it go. However, there comes a time when we need to shed some of our belongings. Donating can be one way that we feel more comfortable and happy with our decision to...

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Rightsizing with Ease!

It's emotional... It is quite possible that your family members don't want your stuff.  How are you going to react to this?  You can't make your kids want things. Is it worth having strained family relations? "The legacy you leave behind matters more than the stuff....

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Money Saving Meal Planning

6 Suggestions to Create a Money Saving Meal Plan Is it time for you to get organized in the kitchen? Learn how to meal plan, save money, be more efficient in the kitchen, and keep food waste to a minimum. Jill will help you take the "chore" out of shopping and...

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Clear the Clutter, Reap the Rewards!

What are the easiest steps to clear clutter? Clutter wastes time, energy & money; causes negative emotions; harms health; stops us from activities, from enjoying and sharing our space. Clear it now with these steps & strategies: Envision the environment I want...

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Habitat For Humanity – Salvage Services

I started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity’s Salvage Crew and so far it has been a LOT of FUN! It is a great service and it is 100% FREE!! They even give you a tax receipt for your donation. The crew is completely made up of skilled volunteers lead by a team lead employee.

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Organized Meal Planning

Learn a system for Organized Meal Planning to take the hassle out of cooking meals, save time, save money and be inspired in the kitchen. Follow the steps!

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De-Clutter for a Cause

If you have un-wanted items that need to be donated look no further than De-Clutter for a Cause! You can drop off donations leading up to the day of the sale or even have your items picked up from your home (read flyer below).

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Organizing Ideas

Enjoy this informative 8 minute clip on great new organizing ideas for your mudroom. Join Natasha McKenty from Grand River Living as she learns tips on organizing a mudroom from professional organizer, Samantha Kristoferson.

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