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May 4, 2017

Who would have thought the humble skateboard could be used in so many innovative (ingenious?!) ways to organize?  Not us!  We were looking for new and ‘out there’ ideas to share with you and came across these unbelievable ways to use skateboards.

Male, female, teenager or adult, we are about to blow you away with the most incredible organizing ‘tools’ we’ve seen in a long time.  And trust us, we’ve seen literally thousands of ways to organize, but this is the most exciting thing we’ve seen in a long time.

Those of you who have tripped (repeatedly!!) over a skateboard will truly appreciate why we are so eager to share these ideas with you.  I mean, where do you store them?  They fall out of the closet, trip you up at the doorway and slide down the wall when you try to prop them up.  So how is the best way to store a skateboard?

Ta-da!!  Now we realize the skateboard isn’t being used as an organizational tool, but what a cool way to store your skateboard AND organize at the...

February 2, 2017

Have you started trying to locate all of the necessary documents to file your taxes?  A few receipts in your desk drawer?  A few more on your dresser? What about that pile of 'stuff' on top of the fridge?  Crammed in the dash of your car?  You know the scenario.  Now is the time you realize how disorganized your important, financial documents are.
 

Filing our Income Tax Returns is generally not something we enjoy, however, if you are organized it can be a lot less painful and frustrating.  If you're starting this year without any preparation, it could take a considerable amount of time to locate all required documents.  Chances are, there will be one or two pieces of missing receipts that you can't get your hands on.  This can cost you money and time - especially if you locate them a week or two later and run them into your tax professional.  What if you miss out on a tax benefit you are entitled to but can't find have 'that piece of paper' you need? Very few of us...

January 26, 2017

Don't forget that January is officially Get Organized month!  I'm sure you've been busy cleaning and organizing lots of spaces in your home and office.  Maybe you've thought a lot about it, but haven't quite yet 'gotten around to it yet'??  Not to worry!  Today we're sharing a list of our top organizing products to help get you organized. There are numerous, wonderful items to help you get organized, however, today we are going to focus on the top products we absolutely love.

Bins & Baskets

We can't say enough about baskets and bins. They can be used in laundry rooms, kitchens, basements, kids rooms, bedrooms, living room, EVERY room!  Larger, plastic bins are great for storing seasonal items, clothing, blankets, etc.  We prefer using see-thru bins so you can tell at a glance what's in them – saving you from pulling each one down and opening it until you find what you're looking for.  Labelling your bins – which we strongly suggest – will save you lots of time and energy...

January 18, 2017


We all do it.  We collect something.  Pretty pillows?  Anything with a cat picture on it?  Cozy blankets? Mugs?  Vases?  Table cloths? Napkin rings? You name it, one of us collects it.  Chances are, we've been collecting our whole lives without being aware of it.  Personally, I was obsessed with Barbie Dolls and had to have each new one as it was available; and their matching outfits; and shoes; and purses.  My brother loved toy cars.  Didn't matter the style, colour, or model.  The more the better. There were boxes and boxes of toy cars in his bedroom. However,  I can't say too much about his collection considering I had my Barbie collection in a suitcase. There was no way on earth it would fit into one of those teeny, tiny doll cases!

The point is, most of us collect without even being aware of it.  More often than not, the things we collect become clutter.  They generally don't serve a real purpose, we don't use them, we like...

January 9, 2017

Did you know that January is National Get Organized Month? Indeed it is and what perfect timing!  As we move forward into 2017 with our resolutions fresh in our minds, it's the perfect time of year to make a promise to ourselves that THIS is the year to organize our homes, our offices, our cars, and even our little fur babies.  In fact, with determination and a little guidance from us, you will learn how to organize and prioritize, save money and time, and best of all - learn how to love the space you're living in with a lot less stress.  What a perfect and obtainable goal as we celebrate  2017 with a fresh, new outlook on life!

Let's start with a few questions that will help guide you throughout the entire process of organizing and decluttering your home.  I've referred to it many times and keep a copy on my desk next to me so I can always stay on track.  Even professional organizers need a little reminder every now and then!


We suggest you print multiple copies o...

December 13, 2016

The holidays provide us with a wonderful opportunity to entertain our family and friends, catch up on old times, and make new memories that we will cherish for years to come.  Whether you plan on entertaining two or twenty-two guests, organization is key to a stress-free and successful gathering.

How many times do you think about having a few friends over, maybe your co-workers, or perhaps your neighbours?  Sounds like a great idea. Then you start thinking about what to serve, how to decorate, do you have enough glasses, napkins, cutlery or plates, and so on.  Chances are your thoughts go on overdrive and you become overwhelmed at the thought of getting everything done. So, you give up on your wonderful idea of hosting a holiday party.  However, by being organized you can remove that burden of stress and enjoy planning and entertaining in true holiday style.

We’ve compiled a list for you to use as a guideline to help you start planning your holiday entertaining.  By following...

December 8, 2016

Ever feel like you can't quite seem to find the time to write out your to-do list and, more importantly, check it off?  

I was recently going through some of my tasks, and realized that some were missing from my to-do list.  Given that I am always on the go, it's not always easy to jot down thoughts as they come to me - even with my list template which I print for the week and try to carry everywhere I go! 

So, I did what anyone in the 21st century would do - I downloaded an app for that!

If you're feeling like you need an extra hand to try and juggle your daily tasks, I highly recommend Wunderlist.  I downloaded this app on my iPhone (for free, I might add), and was instantly creating lists for different components of my life.

Wunderlist is great for building lists and creating reminders but, what I really love about it, is the ability to collaborate with others.  This takes the functionality from a standard iPhone or Android app to the next level.  I am able to create a list that...

November 18, 2016

How many times have you spontaneously started break-dancing in the middle of the night as you tiptoe into your child’s bedroom to check on them?  How about the ‘hop on one foot and hold your breath dance’?  What about the ’hand over your mouth and try not to scream’ dance? Anyone who has stepped on a piece of wayward Lego knows exactly what I am talking about.  How can such a tiny piece of plastic cause such excruciating pain?  I honestly don’t know, but I do know it hurts - a LOT!

Let’s not forget the times we’ve inadvertently stepped on the world’s most special baby doll and made her scream “Mama”.  Trust me; the doll scream is nothing compared to a four year olds scream  when she thinks you’ve just squashed the life out of her ‘baby’. 

Sound familiar?

No matter how much time we spend picking up their toys or cleaning their bedrooms, kids can completely destroy a room in a matter of minutes.  If you’re reading this blog, chances are you know exactly what I...

November 10, 2016

In today's iPhone/Android age, it is no surprise that there is literally an app for everything.  Whether it's something to keep you entertained or stay organized, there is just about any type of application imaginable out there.  

Many of our clients are surprised to know that our services include office organizing - and we get a lot of customers with bustling businesses and home offices on our roster.  One key way that we can help to organize your chaos is by implementing ideas and tips/tricks to help with the paper clutter!  

While we all love a good, clean, organized filing system (really, who doesn't?!) we also understand today's business needs.  With so many people on the go - and doing business in unconventional locations (coffee shops, touch-down temporary offices, in-home consultations, etc), it's important to have a solution that can follow you and your clients almost anywhere.  This week, we are taking a look at PDF Expert - the app that lets you create, m...

November 7, 2016

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