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janeThe Basics – my qualifications and experience

Organizing is a passion that Jane first developed in her childhood toy box.  Barbie dolls on one side, their clothes neatly folded nearby. Every single toy had its place, as did her book collection.  As an adult, Jane turned that love of organizing into a successful, thriving business in Halifax, Nova Scotia, helping busy professionals discover the freedom of living with less and the joy of functional storage solutions and beautifully decorated homes.  For more than 15 years, Get Organized by Design has been “all about designing systems to create the best possible outcome and bring clarity to your life.  It’s also about saving you time and money.”   Her love of all things mid-century modern gives her design work a unique style, as does her slight obsession with minimalism and the tiny house movement.

As one of only a handful of Certified Professional Organizers® in Canada, Jane is truly an industry leader.  In 2019 she received her designation as a Certified Interior Decorator. She was honored with the prestigious 2014 Harold Taylor Award for her dedication to professional organizing and Professional Organizers in Canada.

Jane has also served a two-year term on the National Board of Professional Organizers in Canada and is a founding member of the Nova Scotia Chapter. She is proud to be the Chair of the Nova Scotia Interior Decorators’ Association, and since 2008 has written a regular column called “Streamline Your Stuff” with Herald Homes.  She has made numerous appearances on local television and radio stations helping to raise awareness of the profession in her local market and educating the public on all aspects of organizing.  Jane is also a bit of a celebrity, having become a TV personality on Vision TV’s The Big Downsize.

Jane put everything she knows to the test recently by moving from her 3-bedroom home to a 600 square foot apartment in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She’s living her dream!

 

 

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