Home Organization 

Döstädning (Swedish Death Cleaning) as Defined By My Family

Half of my family came from Sweden... surely they must know what döstädning is. No matter what you call it, we're excited you're talking about it. As more blogs are written about döstädning I had to ask my Swedish family what they believed the word meant. My uncle Åke...

Reflecting about 2017 and planning for 2018

Reflecting about 2017 and planning for 2018 The end of the year is always a great time for reflection. We keep a journal where we write the main things that happened in our lives. We also take the time to set the intention for the new year. It's a really...

What Is Minimalism?

What is Minimalism?  Many people ask us that question, and the truth is that minimalism means something different for every individual. Minimalism is not about extremes, it's about identifying what's important for you, and what's not. And making sure that...

Using Tools To Make Mealtime Easier

Learn how to make mealtime easier and fun Quick fix at five - CTV Kitchener   Rosie Del Campo (CTV Kitchener) and Emilio Jose Garcia (KW Professional Organizers) share with you tips to make mealtime easier. Having a functional kitchen, understanding how...

Tips to Help You Declutter Your Closet

Learn tips that will help you declutter your closet. Capsule wardrobe helps you simplify your closet and keep only the things that you love to wear. Also, allows you to be more intentional with the things you want to wear depending on the season we are in. If you are...

Real Examples – Kitchen and Garage Organization Projects

Kitchen and Garage Organization.  Setting Specific Goals Will Help You Get Your Space Decluttered and Organized.   This video is included in our online video course “How to Declutter and Organize Any Space“. In this video, we show you the steps we followed to...

Why Self Care Is Important

Learn why self care is important and how self care can help YOU find your own recipe for happiness. A lack of understanding about your own personal self care can lead you to feel depressed, anxious, and hopeless in how to feel well.  There are many benefits...

The Costs of Clutter – How Much Clutter Is Costing YOU?

The Costs of Clutter - How Much Clutter Is Costing YOU?   Today, we want to share with you one of the videos included in our online course "How to Declutter and Organize Any Space".  In this video, Samantha explains some of the effects that clutter can have in our...

The Myth of Going Paperless

As you make your move towards living paperless, know that you'll still have SOME papers you have to keep. Paperless Myth: You can be completely paper free. The truth is you are required by law to keep tax files, birth certificates, and proof of ownership paperwork......

How Stressed Are You? Take this Stress Test to Find Out

This Stress Test will help you become aware of the big life events that happened to you and the impact that they can have on your overall physical and mental health.   We want to share with you a great exercise we learned while doing our mental health first aid...

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 how...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Inexpensive Solutions to Optimize Your Kitchen Storage Space.

Top 5 Products to Optimize Your Kitchen Storage.   After decluttering and organizing kitchens since 2012, we have mastered what kind of products work best to optimize your kitchen storage space. In this video, we are sharing with you the top 5 products we use on a...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Bedroom Decluttering Client Story – Creating my own Space

We completed this bedroom decluttering and organizing project in one session with 2 organizers. This client contacted us because she wanted to create her own space where she could relax. Her main goals were: - Being able to use the bed. - Having a nice reading chair....

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 will...

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...

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 cluttering....

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 British...

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.

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! ...

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...

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 and...

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...

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 really...

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...

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 space...

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...

The “Room of Doom” – Art Studio Decluttering Project

A big life event transformed what was once a creative art studio into the "Room of Doom". In this art studio decluttering project, we followed the steps described in our "decluttering" post.  In just one session we were able to transform this space.  I hired KW...

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...

From Frustration to Joy – Making a bathroom closet functional

"I feel frustrated every time I use my bathroom closet!" The Problem:   Dysfunctional Bathroom Closet. Difficult to keep tidy. Piles of stuff on top of each other.   The Solution:   Increase vertical space usage by installing new shelves.     Our client was feeling...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Increase your mental health and wellness. Support others in need.

About one in three Canadians will have a mental health problem at some point in their life.  While people often know a lot about physical illness, most people have little knowledge about mental illness. This lack of understanding promotes FEAR and STIGMA. It prevents...

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...

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 that...

Tips to win the constant battle against paper clutter.

Tips to win the constant battle against paper clutter.   Paper is one of the most challenging kinds of clutter.  You may be able to declutter a whole room in a few hours. You may only be able to go through 1-2 inches of paper in one hour.   After decluttering a room...

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...

Decluttering. A transformation that will change your life.

Decluttering: A transformation that will change your life.   If you are ready for change, congratulations!! You have the most important piece to get started in this transformation “The right mindset”. It’s just a matter of time for you to conquer the clutter!     Fun...

Understanding Clutter. Emotional impact of clutter in your life.

Understanding Clutter. How do we get clutter? Emotional Impact of clutter in your life. Clutter is a personal perception and it can mean something different for every individual.     Exercise: Sit in a relaxed position. Take a few deep breaths. Close your eyes....

Minimalism: An inspiring way to rid yourself of life’s excess.

Minimalism: An inspiring way to rid yourself of life's excess.   What do you want & why do you want it? What motivates you to get out of bed every morning?   If you are able to answer these three simple questions, you are halfway to living a happy and meaningful life....

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....

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...

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 Work...

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.

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!

From Waste to a New Life

New Life Furniture and Accessories is taking old, damaged pieces and giving them a new purpose in your space.

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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