Personal 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...

What the heck is Bullet Journaling?

If you love tangible items over tech; Bullet Journaling is for you.  The concept of Bullet Journaling can be applied to any type of journal. It's versatile and you design what you want to use. But there in lies the catch. YOU design it. Yep, that's right....

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...

Multitasking vs Single Tasking Exercise

Multitasking vs Single Tasking Exercise Do you still think that multitasking helps you get more done? We are going to prove you wrong with this exercise 🙂 Multitasking is not faster, neither you get more done. It's an illusion and this exercise proves it....

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...

A Christmas Gift Exchange Without Stuff

My family is amazing. I wanted to learn more about them. I asked if they would share their gifts with me. This is what happened... We tried a new type of gift exchange. For most of my childhood I could always remember my family's joy in partaking in the annual...

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...

Great Ways to Say No

Here are 5 Ways to politely say "No" or buy yourself more time to think it over. Have you considered that maybe the reason you're busy is because you love to please people? Stop for a moment and consider how many things you do for yourself in a day. Now I want you to...

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...

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...

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 surface). It 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...

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 breakfast. He...

This Simple Tip Could Massively Improve Your Classroom Organization

Classroom Organization can greatly be enhanced when routine Decluttering's are scheduled. What exactly is Decluttering? Let’s use the classroom as our example. Decluttering is the process of going through ALL the classroom items and determining what’s important and...

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Tips for preventing caregiver burnout can be simple and easy. Read examples and steps to create a great self care plan for yourself or others.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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!

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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