Tips for Organizing Clutter and Much More

Win-Win: Charitable Tax Receipts for Donated Items

charitable donations

Did you know some Canadian charities offer charitable tax receipts for donated items? It’s true!  Although the charities we researched won’t issue receipts for used clothing or household paraphernalia, items of higher value are eligible. Based on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines, tax receipts for donations other than monetary… Read more

Visual Brainstorms ®

Our riddle from our monthly Chu On This… Newsletter Bracelet Pile Up: Kimberly has a pile of bracelets in her jewelry box.  In this pile, only two bracelets are linked together.  What are the colors of the linked bracelets? Answer:  The two linked bracelets are indicated below.  

Productivity Pointers from Productive People – Joanne Loberg edition

Joanne Loberg

Ever wonder how some business leaders are so productive? They are incredibly busy, yet accomplish what they want in less time than many others.  As a Professional Organizer, I’m lucky to meet many inspiring individuals who fall into this illustrious category.  In this monthly Q&A segment, I am pleased to… Read more

10 Tips to Successfully Pack Moving Boxes


Preparing to move?   Although packing can be tedious, it is important to take extra time and care to properly organize your boxed items for a move.  It’s a terrible feeling when you open a moving box and realize something has been broken or damaged.  I’ve helped many clients move… Read more

Use That Space: Go Vertical


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

Visual Brainstorms ®

Our riddle from our monthly Chu On This… Newsletter You Win If You Lose: Uncle Alec’s will read that the two remaining heirs, Polly and William, must stage a horse race, and the family inheritance would go to the heir that owned the LOSING horse.  The trainer speculated that with these… Read more

3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Storage Unit

storage unit

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