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10 Brain Hacks to Improve Your Memory

10 Brain Hacks to Improve Your Memory

Always trying to remember all those things you are supposed to do?  With so many memories competing for top spot in your head, juggling all those random bits of information can can leave you overwhelmed and frustrated. Read on for 10 of the best brain hacks we have...

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What is Web Accessibility and Website Compliance?

What is Web Accessibility and Website Compliance?

There has been a lot of talk in the last few months about website accessibility and website compliance. But what are these things, and how do they affect your website? An accessible website is key to creating a great user experience for all of your website’s visitors....

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Organize That – Our Website is Now AODA Compliant!

Organize That – Our Website is Now AODA Compliant!

In the world of Accessibility, more specifically the world of WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) , there are now clear and straightforward techniques to ensure content is accessible for those with...

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ADHD & School – Tips for Families

ADHD & School – Tips for Families

For the child with ADHD, a management plan which may include doctors, therapists, and teachers, Is critical to setting up a student for success. ADHD can represent a combination of symptoms, so I will focus on some general school-specific strategies to help your ADHD...

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Organize That 80’s Get Organized Playlist!

Organize That 80’s Get Organized Playlist!

Curated by our founder Effy Terry Should I stay or should I go - The Clash Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac Don’t You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds With or without you - U2 Push it - Salt-N-Pepa Never Gone Give You Up - Rick Astley All Night Long - Lionel Richie Here I...

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Generation relocation

Generation relocation

Originally posted August 15, 2020 as part of the Toronto Sun Homes and Decor Supplement, Reporter Linda White and also at Toronto Sun Online. As young Canadians struggle to launch or sustain their careers during the pandemic, many who had already flown the coop are...

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51 Best Clothes Storage Ideas When You Have No Closet

51 Best Clothes Storage Ideas When You Have No Closet

Originally posted on Bluebirdstorage.ca After months of searching, you finally find the perfect apartment. But there's one catch: there aren't any closets. Do you say: "no storage, no problem", or pass it up and keep looking? If you want to sign that lease, then keep...

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Not Business As Usual

Not Business As Usual

When you run a small business, a lot of things can go wrong – even really, spectacularly wrong. Maybe a power outage hits, and your entire inventory spoils. Maybe there’s a rail strike, and your supply chain is disrupted for weeks. Maybe there’s a recession, and your...

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How Much is your Clutter Costing you?

How Much is your Clutter Costing you?

Look around, all that clutter used to be money. We often measure the cost of our possessions in dollars but there is an even greater cost, that of lost time and a feeling of loss of control. That feeling of overwhelm may cause us to lose hope and accept that chaos...

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Finding your Joy at Work

Finding your Joy at Work

When organizing your workspace ask yourself what type of work do you do in this space? Is this your primary work area? What is your vision for this space? Here are 20 tips to help you tidy up at work and create a work area that truly sparks joy! Gather all items into...

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up your Workspace

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up your Workspace

In Marie Kondo’s book, the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, the ability of identifying what brings you joy leads to a space filled with items that you love, the goal is to get your space and items in order and lead a life that sparks joy every day. You can apply the...

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Who Pays the Price for Our Clothing? The True Cost

Who Pays the Price for Our Clothing? The True Cost

As a professional organizer and Certified KonMari Consultant I have seen the true cost of fast fashion and mass consumerism first hand and quite honestly it scares me. I embraced the concept of Spark Joy precisely because it teaches us to be intentional and to only...

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From Our Clients

It’s amazing. Better than I ever could have imagined!

KayJay Stitching

Client

Effy helped me at a time when I was feeling very overwhelmed about the amount of stuff I had accumulated in my small condo. We tackled what was bothering me the most – my closet. Effy helped me sort through my things and then organized what was left in a way that made it way easier for me to find all my pieces. She also made suggestions that would give my space a better flow. She even offered to take what I discarded to a donation place. Very friendly and personable she really listens to what you say to ascertain what you need. Would hire her again in a heartbeat. 

Linda Vella (Google)

Client

I just went back down to my basement to have a look. Though I was just down there not long ago with you, I just stood there and took it all in. I felt like I could breathe again for the first time in a long time.  I know you do what you do because you are great at it and because you love it, but I’m not sure you could ever fully understand what it’s doing for me.  My home. My family. My marriage.  When you’re in the thick of things, curveballs thrown from every direction, clutter and stuff and mess accumulates!!  It’s completely overwhelming.  Your service is exactly what I needed. And you are exactly who I needed to go through this with.  You are one of a kind

Dana Moxam

Client

Effy is a master at clearing out clutter and organizing a home! She has a great sense of how to purge and organize for everyday living. She is a delight to work with – high energy with a good balance of hustle and humour. She thoughtfully takes away stuff you don’t need and finds a home for it with people that can use it and donates to good causes. The process was fun and the outcome rewarding and totally liberating!

Heather Fraser

Client

It’s not easy admitting that you have flaws with your home. The pandemic has brought out the absolute worst in not parting with things. Most places even shut down donations for months. So many people are living, working and entertaining their children in their homes 24/7. By the time my kids leave for the weekend, I’m so tired that I just want to relax. Organize That saved me today. She understood that being a single mom isn’t easy. Parting with things seems even harder because I’m so closely tied to my kids in certain stages. Effy came here with an open heart and zero judgement and turned my closets into a hotel in one day. Thank you for all your passion, empathy and tips to restore a space that feels more like my own! I cannot wait for the boys see their rooms. I highly recommend everyone takes one day and just have Organize That enter their home and work with her to restore your home! I almost cancelled due to fear and today changed me in a way that I cannot even explain. I will be forever thankful for the help.

Britt L

Client

You are so amazing Effy! Thank you for lifting pounds off of my life! Decluttering made me feel like a new woman xo totally recommending you to everyone!

Sophia Rossini

Client

I was fortunate enough to work with Effy all day today and she was wonderful! We got so much done and when we finished, everything was cleaned up and all garbage was put out. I know that if you ever need this service, you would not be disappointed in her customer service and great organizing skills! She is fun too!

Kaye Leslie

Client

Simply Amazing! Effy went beyond what I expected. RELIABLE, professional just simply amazing to deal with! Thank you soooo much!

Tahseen Quadri

Client

Effy is incredible. She is meticulous in the details and has the mind that so many of us want for organization. Professional, dedicated and extremely knowledgeable. Money well spent. 

Sara Pritchard (Google)

Client

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