Organization

How To Find A Place For Everything In Your House

CP | Megan Cole, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Living

VICTORIA - There's more to cleaning a home than scrubbing floors and dusting shelves — organization is a key step too.Kyla Rozman, owner of Vancouve...

10 Last Minute To-Dos for Back to School

Andrea Traynor | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living
Andrea Traynor

It's senior kindergarten. My son is five. We don't need calculators or binders. Heck, we don't even need pencils or paper. So why have I got this feeling in the pit of my stomach that I've forgotten something? And now I'm writing this post as my to-do list as we ease back into the routine in which most kids thrive and most parents rejoice. Maybe it'll help you, too.

To-Do Lists 101: Getting the Most Out of Your Lists

Darlena Cunha | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

I've never been very good at making lists. When I have been able to convince myself to make a list, it was rare that I was able to follow it -- until I became a stay-at-home mom. Sometimes a list can really help slow down the whirlwind. Here are some list tips from a person who doesn't do lists.

13 Professional Tips to Stay Organized for Life

Jill Pollack | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada
Jill Pollack

Think of your home as an extension of your body. Do you want to be fit? You have to work out. Do you want to have a streamlined and organized life? You have to do a "stuff workout" on a regular basis. I wish there was a magic bullet. Believe me. But I can't think of many more things more fulfilling than knowing where everything is and knowing that everything you have is something you want and need.

Closet Organizing Ideas for Small Spaces

Andrew Neary | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Style
Andrew Neary

Being organized is not everybody's strong-suit. Some find it more difficult than others to constantly clean and organize a closet. It becomes even more difficult when you have a small house and limited closet space. Here are tips to help you have that neat and perfect closet which draws everyone's attention.

7 Ways to De-clutter Your Bathroom

Andrew Neary | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Living
Andrew Neary

You probably feel that your bathroom looks smaller than it was when you first moved in. A clutter-free bathroom looks more spacious and gives a fresh feeling. Make your bathroom look more spacious, and reinstate the peace that the area should bring to you, with these tips.

How Disorganization Is Costing You Time and Money

r/ally | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Business
r/ally

I used to laugh at the hyper-efficient, categorizing them as pitiful OCD sufferers, but frankly the chaos produced by my personal lack of organization threatens to undermine my productivity on a regular basis. One study indicated that employees lose 76 hours per year as a result of disorganization.

Top Tips for a Gorgeous Garage

Erika Veh | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Erika Veh

Let's pay some homage to the garage. The one room that we tend to fill to the brim with everything under the sun -- sometimes never to be found again. The garage typically gets demoted to the bottom of the pile in terms of design, organization and priority. You don't need a professional organizer or designer if you follow these simple steps.

The Role Of The Informal Network

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

If you have been kind enough to follow my blog, you will then know that I have talked about this phenomenon in the past. However, an article by John K...

SavvyMom Roundup: Well Behaved Kids Get Discounts Now?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's a short week for most moms with the long weekend, so I'll be brief. There is a lot to report and reflect on -- drinking and driving, an app that tells you when to take a pee break, home organizing solutions and restaurants promoting well-behaved kids. What is the world coming to?

Lighten the Load and Give It All You've Got!

Barbara Berezowski | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Living
Barbara Berezowski

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with the many responsibilities in life? There are times you probably feel you can't possibly make it all work, ending each day feeling hopelessly behind schedule and possibly anxious, irritable or depressed. Rather than buckling under the pressure of an impossible to-do list, you should take a moment to view the larger perspective.

Why Businesses Should Become More Vulnerable

Nick Cowling | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Vulnerability is a business skill that every leader should consider in good times and bad. It's not weak. It takes greater strength to recognize and acknowledge criticism than to will it away. It's not submissive. It's about taking responsibility and being accountable. It's not being afraid to make tough decisions. It's about recognizing the impact of them.

Want to Volunteer? Here's Where to Start

Kirk and Kris Tobias | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Impact
Kirk and Kris Tobias

While it may seem difficult to find the extra time to donate to a worthy cause, lending a hand doesn't have to eat into your busy schedule, and helping out can be easier than you think. Think about the skills and experience you can bring to a charity based on the work you do every day.

Some Savvy Morning Time Savers for Back to School

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Every mom who has dropped her kids off at school in her pajamas knows too well what the morning rush can bring. We can't tell you it will be easy every morning, but we can tell you about a few things that can help establish a smooth back-to-school routine. Here's our very own list of Morning Time Savers.

SavvyMom's Ultimate Back to School Checklist

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Moms everywhere -- it's back to school time! Here's a little checklist for everyone to review. It's not supposed to make you feel like you have more to do -- it will hopefully reassure you that you've got most things nailed. There are just a few things you need for day one, some ideas to ease your child into a new environment and some handy mom items.

The Key To Getting Organized? Start With A Better 'To Do' List

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Living

The first item on a highly successful to-do list: Make a better to-do list. With the new year comes the urge to accomplish all the things that were me...

A Professional Organizer's Tip To Declutter: Quick Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...