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When to Choose a Consignment Shop

One of my most common organizing projects with clients is the closet clean-up. As we separate clothing into piles and make tough decisions about what to let go, the most common excuse I hear in defence of keeping an item is “but it was so expensive!”

Often they know this because the price tags are still dangling off the sleeves of the unworn and unloved items.

After years of experience, when I hear those words, I know they don’t actually love the clothing item and would let it go if they didn’t feel guilty about that wasted money.

My go-to solution? Consider consignment!

turnabout consignment shop

(img via turnabout.ca)

Stores like Turnabout provide a wonderful service by taking your pricey unwanted clothing and selling it for you.

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Posted in Residential

Plan a Clothing Swap Party!

As a professional organizer, I love to use the four seasons to help initiate some fun organizing projects. With the impending arrival of a new season comes the unearthing of the corresponding wardrobe. Inevitably there are a few pieces that I no longer love or feel amazing wearing out.

We all have those pieces kicking around our closets, right? My favourite solution is a clothing swap party! When you host your friends and their respective closet cast-offs, your cherished old clothes become someone else’s new favourites.

clothing swap professional organizer kyla rozman

This idea is amazing in so many ways. It’s much easier to let go of things when you know they’re going to someone who will love them. It’s a chance to add colour and style to your wardrobe for free.

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Posted in Productivity, Residential

Becoming a Professional Organizer: What I Wish I’d Known

 I often get asked about my unique profession, so I wanted to share with you my journey to my dream career. If you missed it, here are Part One and Part Two where I shared my introduction to this new world and how the start was anything but smooth.)

As a positive person, I rarely dwell on the negative and try to think of missteps as learning opportunities. However, when I think about the early days of my professional organizer business, I wish I could somehow whisper a few things into my ear back then.

I wish I’d spent more time as an organizing contractor beforehand, learning from already empowered and brilliant people in the field. I could have watched how they juggle all the steps of a project, absorbed their knowledge and stepped into my own business a little more prepared for what I was walking into.

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Posted in General, Productivity

Becoming a Professional Organizer: The Business Side

(I often get asked about my unique profession, so this month I wanted to share with you my journey to my dream career. If you missed it, here is Part One where I shared my introduction to this new world of changing lives.)

After working as an organizing contractor for many months I realized that deep down it was time: I wanted to direct my own projects and have my own clients.

Early on, I was incredibly lucky to have met my first business partner, Pamela, on-site of a large organizing project.

We naturally gravitated to working together each day, and eventually went for coffee. I recall joking that “we should have our own business” but Pamela heard it as a serious idea.

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Posted in General

Becoming a Professional Organizer

I often get asked how I came to be a professional organizer, so I thought this month would be a great time to share my journey to my dream career.

how to become a professional organizer

When I started out, as an organizing contractor, I realized that meeting other organizers and gaining valuable connections through the POC (Professional Organizers in Canada Association) was important. I was excited to join and attend their meetings, but I was also intimidated.

I arrived to my first meeting right on time, quickly and quietly sat down, and listened to the presenter. I collected a couple business cards from the women sitting behind me and then basically ran away, fearful I wouldn’t fit in. (I remember this so vividly now and laugh.

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Posted in General, Productivity