Archive for the 'clutter' Category

Spring Cleaning

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

It’s Spring!  Time to free your space and mind from the clutter that’s holding you back.   Since it’s so nice outside, we thought we’d get you started with some garden organizing tips.  When you’re ready to get started, please contact Spot On Organizing.  If you book before May 15th, you can take advantage of our 25% […]

Organizing Cosmetics and Toiletries

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Is your bathroom or dresser top overrun with cosmetics and toiletries? How much time do you waste every day trying to track down just the right eye pencil or lipstick? Today I’m going to help you regain control over your personal products with my three-step process. Step 1: Eliminate what you don’t need It is […]

Is your loved one challenged by chronic or situational disorganization?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

  If someone you care about is struggling with clutter and disorganization, you may be wondering what you can do to help. The first step is to determine whether they are chronically or situationally disorganized. Situational Disorganization The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) states that “situational disorganization occurs when one finds oneself in clutter or […]

The Emotional Side of Clutter

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

In a previous blog post, I said that organizing memorabilia is different than other kinds of organizing because your focus isn’t so much on the practical value of the items, but on what they mean to you. However, emotional attachment isn’t limited to old photos and other keepsakes. For many people, the thought of getting […]

Everything but the car…

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

We ask a lot from our garages. Just think about everything that’s in there! Depending on your lifestyle, your garage probably holds several of the following: Gardening supplies Extra tires Sports equipment – balls, clubs, bikes, scooters, hockey gear, skates, skis, boards, oh my! Camping gear Tools and hardware, including ladders Seasonal decor – like […]

Recycling Weird Stuff

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Perhaps you spent your summer clearing out your garage or basement and are now stuck with some unusual items you just don’t know what to do with. I often find my clients are unsure of how to get rid of some of the items that tend to clutter up their homes… Are they recyclable? Can […]

Organizing for Your Daily Life

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

You can reduce a lot of household clutter by thinking about how and when you use things. Keep items you use daily within reach, so you don’t have to move from where you do the task to get the item. Examples: toiletries you use every day on the bathroom counter kitchen items used daily on […]

You Can Have It All…

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

but you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Within the next 6 months, almost 40 pounds of mail is going to come through your front door. Add to that greeting and business cards, notes on scrap paper, phone messages, instruction manuals, magazines, children’s artwork, school forms, and newspapers, and you’ve got a insurmountable […]

Favourite Toronto Charities

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

One of the great things about getting organized and getting rid of “stuff” is that a lot of that stuff can be put to good use by others. I’m lucky enough to work in a city that has many great organizations that will take donations from my clients and get them to where they’re needed. […]

hgtv.ca spotlights SPOT ON Organizing

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Please check out this 5 part daily blog post series about one writer’s experience of working with a Professional Organizer (Spot On). I’d love to hear what you think.  What was your experience like working with an organizer (if you have)?  Do you have similar clutter challenges? If you’re a busy family –  working parents, […]