Archive for the 'organizing families' Category

A Spot On Client Story

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

As you know, we as Professional Organizers get up close and personal with our clients.  We help you  through big life changes such as; moving, selling your home, and re-organizing your space as your life priorities shift.  Our clients, in a sense, allow us to go through these changes with them. At Spot On Organizing, […]

Getting Ready for Dorm Life: Tips and Tricks for Organizing Small Spaces

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Going away to college or university is often seen as a rite of passage, the first time living away from home for many young people. If you’re not prepared, it can come as a bit of shock to arrive on campus with your personal belongings, only to discover that there just isn’t enough space for […]

Interesting facts that may increase your child’s productivity this back to school season

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Not so long ago there was no way of bringing music to the library.  Nowadays students can bring their noise and music with them anywhere they go. As a parent, you may be concerned that using headphones will be a distraction. Did you know? A recent study by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Emma Gray revealed that […]

Organizing Kids for Back-to-School

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

The back-to-school season is here in full force, and your kids are jumping back into their daily routines of school schedules and homework assignments. But how can we help our kids focus this season? Organizing isn’t just for physical spaces  ̶  mental clutter can have a huge impact on productivity. This back-to-school season is the […]

Solutions to 3 Common Organizing Challenges

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Whenever I walk into a new client’s house they inevitably say “this must be the most cluttered house you’ve ever seen!” While every situation is unique, there are some very common challenges that busy households face. 1. Toy Storage It’s very common for people to use whatever bins they can find or reuse – perhaps […]

3 Steps to easily involving family members in keeping life organized

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The most common question Moms ask me is “How do I get the family involved in staying organized?” These simple, smart steps will get you on that path… 1. Set yourself up with baskets around the house. By the front door: Label baskets: To the Car (shopping returns, work, school), To the Basement (tools, sports […]

Storing Kids’ Art

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In just a few weeks, school will be done for the summer! Along with big changes to your daily routine, you can expect to see a lot of artwork and other projects your child has created over the past few months. These are some of the products for dealing with the constant stream of masterpieces […]

How to Organize a Kids’ Craft Room

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Is your child’s bedroom cluttered with crayons and other assorted art supplies? Why not turn that spare bedroom or empty space in your basement into a craft room? You can’t really beat IKEA when it comes to basic bookcases. The classic “Billy” bookcases are perfect for books, but when you’re storing other things, like arts […]

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, […]

Organizing Ideas for Back to School

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The kids will be going back to school in a few weeks, so today I’m sharing three strategies for keeping your home organized throughout the school year. Controlling Clothing Clutter Stop clutter at the door by providing each family member with a roomy “drop” basket to contain items such as backpacks, books, school projects, etc. […]