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.
- 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.