Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality
These are key skills and attributes of professional organizing, and I bring them to each project I tackle. Drawing upon the skills from my background in social work, I'm able to serve my clients with warmth, discretion, and open-mindedness.
An Ecological Approach
I’ve been an ardent environmentalist since my early teens and aim to avoid contributing to our ever-growing landfills. Not only do I help you remove clutter, I also assist you in getting rid of unwanted items responsibly. I diligently find ways to resell, donate, or recycle your objects so they can find new homes outside the trash.
Long ago, I hired a professional organizer who helped transform my storage-oriented basement into a welcoming space. Looking for a new adventure after retiring from twenty-six years as a social worker, I happened upon an inspirational card I’d received two decades earlier: “Every challenge is your teacher. You have learned much. You are now helping others.”
When my thoughts turned to my basement experience years ago, I wondered whether I could help people in that way. Since those early days, I have taken courses with the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) and passed the exam to be considered a Trained Professional Organizer. I attend Monthly POC meetings, participate in their annual conference, read trade publications, and take additional courses which present ongoing educational opportunities. I always adhere to the Code of Conduct and Ethics of the POC.
In September 2018, I joined the Institute for Challenging Disorganization and am taking courses to continue my education as a professional organizer.
To help you live in harmony with your surroundings.
To offer support as you transition from one home to another.
To help you decide what you want to keep and what you no longer want.
To help dispose of castoffs in an ecological manner.
To spread happiness.
Positive Spaces/Espaces positifs is registered to Sheindl Rothman.