The saying, “Shipshape and Bristol Fashion” is not exactly a modern expression, but way back when in England where it originated, this expression was a respectable honour. Originally meant to be a tribute to the traditional high standards of good order on board sailing ships, the expression later took form as a term to describe a well organized, efficient household or business.
This expression is very endearing to me, not just for it’s funny-stately manner, but because it reminds me of the strong, caring, creative role models I have known throughout my life.
My decision to become a Professional Organizer came after years of working and volunteering in the non-profit social service sector. Through education and years of dedication, I’ve fine tuned the skills that I love the most; organizing, coordinating, creating beautiful spaces and managing chaotic situations to turn them into workable solutions. I truly enjoy helping my clients achieve a balance in their life.
Mother Theresa said it best, “The more you have, the more occupied you are. The less you have, the more free you are.”
To me, organization is not about perfection, it’s about improving your overall quality of life. I firmly believe that everyone needs their own system of organization to fit their lifestyle habits. I will work with you to find that balance between a well organized space and a functional system that best suits your needs.
Services & Fees
℘ Furniture & equipment layout planning
℘ Filing systems set up, Records management and/or maintenance
℘ Estate sale, Garage/Yard sale preparation
℘ Online sales liaison on behalf of Client
℘ Liaison for Client with community specialists(i.e. Antique dealers, Specialized tradespeople)
℘ Purchasing of organization storage items or equipment
℘ Donation, consignment, and/or recycling drop off
℘ Initial on-site consultation is free of charge.
℘ Number of sessions, services and billing rate will be determined during this consultation.
℘ Billing rate is normally based on a project basis.
℘ A one time $40.00 fee for online sales services.
℘ I do not charge a mark up fee for supplies or items purchased.
℘ No fee for travel time within the Niagara Region.