What makes you different from a typical home organizer?
As a consultant, I share knowledge and skills of de-cluttering and organizing, and I help people see what he or she values in life, through the process of KonMari. I will not decide what you choose to keep in your home, but I will guide and support you throughout your tidying journey until completion. My mission is to support as many people as I can through this unique method of de-cluttering and organizing, and to help you finally live your ideal lifestyle.
How do I book a session?
To book a session, you can book a consultation phone call, or you can contact me by phone or email. I will send you an email or call just to touch base and get more information about your needs. Please make sure to include your correct phone number and email address. I require payment of the services to confirm the booking.
How much does the service cost?
The cost varies depending on what service you need. We can discuss more when you contact me to arrange what service suites your situation and how committed you are to doing the method. Full payment will be required to confirm your appointment, so if you agree with cost of my session or package price, I will send you a booking link via email and you can arrange payment at that time.
What areas do you service?
I service the Toronto area: downtown Toronto, Midtown, North York, East Toronto, Scarborough, West Toronto, York region and Etobicoke. If you are located outside of these areas I will charge a travel fee on top of the service, which we would discuss during the consultation phone call.
What will my first decluttering session be like?
- Introductions and home greeting
- We will discuss if there will be a break during the session
- Begin with the first category
- Choose what brings you joy and makes you happy
- A vertical folding lesson
- My advice and help of how items should be organized back in their designated home
Do I need to tidy before a decluttering session?
There is no need to declutter or tidy before I come for a visit, this will allow me to see your home the way it usually is and get to know how you have dealt with tidying and maintaining the home. Since the first category to declutter is clothing, please do laundry before the session and there is no need to fold. We will be working on the floor so be sure there is space and that the floor is clean to place clothing on or I can provide a clean drop cloth for the session.
Why is the first session five hours, it seems long?
In order to really see results, you need to declutter for this amount of time. The clothing category might take less time if you already have less than average clothes and perhaps you have more of other things in the categories of the home. If you can get through clothing quickly, we can move onto another category. If you only tidy for an hour at a time, it will take you much longer to complete your entire home. The decluttering and tidying process should be completed as quickly as possible (no more than six months) so you can focus on having more time do live the life that you want.
What happens to the discarded items?
I recommend donating your items that can be used again to homeless shelters or local charities, but definitely direct to those in need. Items that are not good to use anymore may be recycled. Also you can also choose to sell certain items and I can make suggestions in-person after our session. I also make sure that I use paper yard bags for donating instead of plastic garbage bags.
Here are a list of places where you can donate your clothing and stuff:
Dress for Success: A registered charity that works to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. They offer a
"Suiting Program" which is more than just clothing – it’s a transformational experience that builds confidence and self-esteem, enabling a woman to secure meaningful employment.
Habitat For Humanity Restore: When you donate items to ReStore, you’re helping Habitat for Humanity GTA achieve its mission to build safe, decent homes for working, low-income families, through their unique affordable homeownership program. You’re also helping the environment by enabling ReStore to recycle perfectly re-usable household items and provide them with a second home, reducing your environmental footprint!
Diabetes Canada: Canada’s largest charitable clothing and small household goods collection service and the social enterprise of Diabetes Canada. They are an organization dedicated to fighting to end Diabetes through waste diversion. They divert more than 100 million pounds of clothing and household items from landfill each year. Diabetes Canada happily accepts small household & electronic items, gently used clothing, footwear and toys. You may organize a pick up and just use this sign to stick onto your donation box.
Red Door Shelter: Red Door has provided services for families and individuals who need safe and supportive emergency shelter.
It's one of the largest family shelters in Toronto, providing shelter and support to over 500 families every year. These include women who are fleeing violence at home, families who are evicted, refugees, or young mothers who may have nowhere to go. Check out the link to see what non-monetary donations they are accepting.
The Red Door Shelter also has The Moving Program: When a family is ready to leave the shelter, the Moving Program provides them with basic furniture and household items to help them get started, allowing them to save money for food, clothing and other necessities and helping them settle into a place to call home. Items being accepted by the Moving Program are: table and chair sets, dining hutches and sideboards, chests of drawers and dressers, night tables, coffee tables, end tables, shelving units and desks, TVs (no later than 2010 models).
Homes First: Provides affordable , stable housing and support services for those with the fewest housing options. Homes First works with others to advocate for fait and equitable funding for social housing providers and the creation and adoption of a national housing strategy.
Fred Victor: This organization is committed to ending homelessness in Toronto, supporting over 2000 people every day through housing programs and services.
The Gateway Men's Homeless Shelter: This shelter provides a place where 108 men experiencing homelessness can live temporarily with dignity. They offer three balanced meals a day, laundry facilities, showers, computer access, a library, access to a clothing room as well as a monthly meeting for residents to voice their concerns and hopes.
Street Haven: Street Haven’s mission is to provide hope and assistance to women who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.
Can you help my family members (spouse/children/parents/siblings) w/decluttering?
I can definitely help any member of the family, but the session is for one person only. If your family member wants to declutter and tidy, then another session needs to be arranged by appointment by that family member.
What method of payment Do you accept?
Payment can be made when booking online via Paypal or Square using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB or Discover logo as well as Interac Debit cards, and if you cannot pay through those methods, we can arrange email money transfer. Full payment is required to confirm your appointment.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you decide to cancel, you can get a full refund of your full payment with more than 48 hours notice. Any cancellations made under 48 hours will receive a 50% refund of the full payment. If a cancellation is made with less than 24 hours from your scheduled appointment, your full payment is non-refundable, however you can reschedule only once without penalty.
Any other questions?
Feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have at: