Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) is a national registered non-profit association that provides education, business development tools and a code of ethics for all types of organizers across Canada. Currently representing more than 500 Professional Organizers in more than 14 chapters nation-wide, POC’s mandate is to provide a supportive environment for members to learn, share ideas, network, and exchange resources. For more information, please visit www.organizersincanada.com
Before you even move into your new home, it is important to know what you are getting into. Try to find or create a floor plan of the space, and take accurate measurements of the area. This will help you know what you can fit into your place and what you need to rid yourself of. If it doesn't fit or will take up too much room in your new place, there is no need to keep it. It will also give you an idea of how to organize your space before you've even moved in.
Whether it's young children growing up and needing your time for activities and school or aging parents needing extra attention, the generation caught in the middle of this is being spread thin. The sandwich generation has become the norm for Canadians, bringing packed schedules and extreme stress.
Already struggling to keep up with your phone storage this year? It's said that the average smartphone user will snap around 3,600 photos in one year, taking up space and overloading storage. Though it's become second nature to document our lives with photos, but not every photo needs to be kept.
A cluttered home can give the illusion of less space and indicates the seller has not taken care of their home. When someone is looking to purchase a home, they try to envision themselves living there. That's difficult to do when clutter and personal items prevail.
With the low Canadian dollar, families across the country are satisfying their travel itch the old-fashioned way: through the open road. Whether it's driving through the Great White North or heading down south, road trips are a cost-effective solution to a summer getaway.
Looking to maximize your tiny condo bathroom? Or rejuvenate your bathroom to make it look new? Giving your bathroom a makeover might seem like a daunting task but a few small tweaks could give your bathroom the functional, clutter-free makeover it's been longing for.
Though organizing your home can be overwhelming, effectively getting rid of unwanted items can be even more daunting. Is it better to have a garage sale? Should you leave the items on the curb side? Which charities will take your furniture? The questions are endless.
Getting a good night's rest is so important, especially as we move full force into the school year. But could your child's bedroom be doing more harm than good? According to Professional Organizers in Canada, the way your child's room is organized could be causing them to miss out on restful sleep.
Every summer heavily forested areas leave animals and humans alike susceptible to wildfires. By July of this year, British Columbia saw over 189 active fires burning -- a number that Professional Organizers in Canada says is too high to not be prepared.
Back to school is right around the corner, causing moms and dads across Canada to gear up for the big race -- the race against the clock! Any parent who has a child in school, knows that back to school mornings feel more like participating in a marathon than enjoying a relaxing start to the day. To help parents organize a stress-free back to school routine, Professional Organizers in Canada are offering five easy steps that will have your mornings running smoothly.
Checking your email before getting out of bed, taking a Facebook lunch break, checking texts every time the phone beeps, app updates, peaking at your phone as you put the kids to bed. Does any, or all of this, sound familiar?
Often that item of clothing they couldn't separate with yesterday is completely forgotten about tomorrow. How often do we riffle through our closets and see several items of clothes that we forgot we even had? Kids grow quickly, very quickly. Inevitably, clutter builds up. Below are a few very good tips on tackling closets for the whole family.
Most people have their photography in either one of two formats; the paper kind randomly stored in shoe boxes and plastic bins and/or the digital ones that we take with reckless abandon. As a result, too many photos are scattered across hard drives, duplicated, mismatched, poorly named and utterly disorganized. It may be time to put some those memories into order. A little bit of purposeful planning and a few hours of getting your current photos into the right files will be rewarding activity on a rainy day.
It's April! Time to say goodbye to the cold winter weather and hello to springtime, spring flowers and spring cleaning (and clearing). Once you've tackled the dusty drapes and cleaned behind those hard-to-reach spots, it's time to think about clearing out the clutter and organizing your space.
We're two weeks away from March Break and for most families, that means two weeks away from a family vacation! The key to a stress-free vacation is being prepared and a large part of that is dependent on how successfully you pack. We've outlined some tips to help you through the packing process.
As income tax season creeps forward, many of us wince at the thought of dealing with bursting glove compartments or drawers of faded disorganized receipts, missing electronic documents and the ensuing weekend or evenings spent slaving over the associated paperwork and electronic chores. Here are 8 tips to help you stay organized and stress-free while filing your taxes:
The holidays are typically filled with pleasant traditions and memories, but staying organized and prepared for all the festivities can be a stressful affair. Why not give yourself some extra time and check off items using an easier approach?
The first day of school is quickly approaching and parents everywhere are feeling overwhelmed. It's a similar routine every year and yet families tend to be unprepared, especially with all the influx of fall activities ahead. Here are 10 tips from Professional Organizers in Canada to help get you on track for the fall season ahead.