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About Jane

janeThe Basics – my qualifications and experience

I’ve been working as a Professional Organizer for more than a decade, but for me it’s more than just a job. Organizing is my passion. When I started my business in 2003, Get Organized! Professional Services was the only hands-on organizing business in Atlantic Canada. In 2016 I changed the name of the company to Get Organized By Design to better reflect my focus on “designing” solutions for my clients. 

In my quest to become a true leader in my profession, I received my Certified Professional Organizer® designation in January of 2008 after a rigorous 2-hour exam and reaching a minimum number of hours of work experience. I remain one of less than ten in Canada who have reached this goal. I am required to complete a minimum number of continuing education credits and re-certify every three years. You can be certain I am always learning in order to provide you with the best service possible
In October of 2014, I was honored to receive the Harold Taylor Award from Professional Organizers in Canada (POC). Each year this award is presented to a member of the association to recognize outstanding individual
contribution, guidance and direction to the organizing profession, and for support of POC.

I’ve helped entrepreneurs, managers and other busy professionals, assisting with any number of jobs to make their lives easier. What I do depends on what you need done.

I enjoy working one-on-one with clients. This can mean anything from rolling up my sleeves and tackling a chaotic storage closet or a messy renovation project to setting up a filing system or even re-designing your office with new furniture to ensure your space works for you and looks great at the same time. The sky’s the limit.

I also enjoy working with teams of people. I’m often asked to lead training sessions on subjects to help increase productivity at the office, or to help de-clutter and organize at home.

Streamlining Your Stuff - saving time and money

Your stuff requires systems and organizing processes, but as busy professionals you don’t always have the time or the knowledge to create these systems.

I can help you take control of your life so you can focus on the important things.

Being organized isn’t just about tidying up that messy desk or putting in a new closet organizer. It’s about designing systems to remove barriers and bring clarity to your life.

It’s also about saving you time and money.

Being organized is in my bones

As a child, my toy box was a study in organization. Everything had its place: the Barbie dolls were on one side, the doll clothes were close by and neatly folded, and each toy had its place. Nothing was ever left on the floor.

Even as a teenager, I was organized. Each morning was timed so that I would arrive at the bus stop two minutes before the bus arrived. If that meant standing in the porch of my house for ten minutes all dressed to go with my books in hand, then that is what I did.

I think it was my mother’s influence. She was a librarian and I think organizing came naturally to her. Everything had a place. Lists were made, followed and – if appropriate - used again the next year.

I grew up being organized and it wasn’t until I was an adult that I knew there was any other way. I love organizing and my hope is that one day you will too!



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