Home Organizing

What to Do With a Gift You Don’t Want

29, Dec 2017

This is always a delicate topic. But with Christmas over, did you get a gift you don’t want?  It happens to everyone at some point. Maybe you had to fake enthusiasm when you unwrapped it in front of someone or are now faced with sending a thank-you note to a… Read more

Secret Tools of a Professional Organizer- Storage Boxes

30, Oct 2017

Storage boxes. Love them.  From cookies to Christmas decor, they are so adaptable, functional and easy to use. These fantastic catch-alls are definitely an organizers secret tool.  You can colour-code for categories like photos/keepsakes vs sporting goods.  Plus, consider bins with rollers to make them easy to move around. Here are… Read more

How to Overcome Wardrobe Overload

10, Oct 2017

Are you someone who stares at their stuffed wardrobe and declares, “I have nothing to wear!”? Well, if you find assembling the right outfit baffling, you’re not alone.  Most of us have clothes we buy and think we’ll wear regularly, but don’t.  In fact, recent research estimates that most of us… Read more

Downsizing Elderly Parents: Essential Information to Find & Record

18, Sep 2017

Without a doubt, downsizing elderly parents can be a stressful job for adult children.  My team and I regularly work with individuals or siblings who are helping their parents edit down and move into a smaller living space. When we help pack, we are always on the lookout for valuable… Read more

Use That Space: Go Vertical

10, Aug 2017

It’s true.  Sometimes we don’t have enough storage space for the things that are important to us.  They could be everyday items like bathroom supplies that don’t fit under your sink or special things like travel mementos you would display if you had the surface area. What do you do… Read more

3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Storage Unit

17, Jul 2017

Yes, it sounds like a good idea to rent a storage unit.  There are a variety of reasons: you may be downsizing, in rental limbo, your home doesn’t have enough storage space, and so on.  I’ve had many clients who believe they need to store furniture, accessories or personal items… Read more

Why You Should Purge Instead of Making Storage Space

10, Jul 2017

Don’t get me wrong, I love storage solutions. With a little ingenuity, you can install shelves in your entry way, bike hooks in the garage or build clever window seat boxes to hide kitchen paraphernalia. There are wonderful baskets, boxes, hooks and drawer organizers that corral your necessities and keep… Read more

3 Great Ways to Haul Away Your Junk

14, Jun 2017

With summer around the corner, you might feel inspired to remove some junk from inside or outside your home. Maybe you have leftover renovation materials, damaged furniture, broken appliances or just stuff you’ve stacked aside– to deal with later.  Why not tackle it now?  If you have too much for… Read more

Ask Linda Chu: Am I a Hoarder?

30, May 2017

I always smile when I get asked the question, “Am I a hoarder?” As a Professional Organizer, I’ve been in many homes and offices and helped a wide range of people with their spaces. And while it’s true that many people have a lot of unnecessary stuff they hold on to,… Read more

Gold Digging 101: Let’s Clear out that Jewellery Box

08, May 2017

If you’re someone who wears gold jewellery, chances are you have a stash of miscellaneous gold items in your drawers or jewellery box collecting dust.  They may be random broken pieces, single earrings or just pieces you no longer wear. Well, they are worth taking a look at! Valuable pieces… Read more