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Life seems to be going by on “fastforward” mode. It’s like every time I get a chance to catch-up on one thing there are 10 other things that fall by the way side. It’s never been easy to do anything alone. Really, there’s probably not much out there that you can say is better when you’re alone. Having someone “there” I truly believe makes the battle and the struggle less. Sometimes they don’t even have to say anything. Sometimes it’s the knowledge that there is a person standing along side you, a human being who refuses to judge and only support. Someone who lets you face your battle head on, but quietly lets you know “I’m here. I’m right here”.

I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a little or a lot of support. You, by allowing others to help you, are the courageous. You are the one who is willing to take this on and by saying “I can’t do it alone” you are, your very own hero. You may have a war to win, an issue to address or a mountain to climb…but asking someone to be your “wing man”, your sounding board or your anchor…that’s where you’ve already won.

#40days – A challenge, someone to help you stay accountable. Stay on task and never give up. You only fail if you FAIL to try.

#40days – We commit to being there for you. #40days we WILL be your anchor, your wingman, your sounding board.

#40days – Day 1 Remove 40 unnecessary items from your space. Walk into the most overwhelming room in your home ( with a bag) and put 40 things in it that do not bring you joy. Now here’s the hard part. Take the bag – right now!- and put it in your car. Now! Donate this bag to a charity of your choice tomorrow.

#40days – Day 2 Remove 39 items from your space that do NOT bring you joy.

Repeat.Repeat.Repeat

Now here’s the EASY part. My Contact number is 519-227-2241 My email is pauline@justintimesolutions

Call me anytime. I’m here. I’m right here.

 

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When you get up in the morning and start your day, it’s important that you understand that the space you are living in reflects what’s going on in your life. There is a link to your surroundings that is like an umbilical cord.

We have years of experience working with families and individuals and we’re here to tell you if you feel “out of control”
, if there’s a heavy weight resting on your shoulders there may be a very simple solution.
Try one thing….
That’s it – just one thing.
Make your bed.
Tuck the sheets in, straighten the duvet and put the decorative pillows up.
Now, tonight when you walk into your bedroom after a long day, whether it was productive or not you have some sanctuary to end the day in.
But when you walk into your room, you need to acknowledge how you feel when you look at that bed. You need to be aware of that moment when you see that “comfort”, that space that is simple and welcoming. If you don’t take the time to appreciate that moment it will be lost and the work  ( however limited) you put into it was for nothing.
Once you’ve tried this, once you’ve accepted that this “one thing” made a difference in how you felt when you ended your day, you can continue the journey into simplifying the rest of your space.

Don’t think WOW! I’m going to tackle the basement tomorrow! ( well ok if you want to!) But We’re here to tell you, don’t bite off more then you can chew. Stick to your bedroom and it’s sanctuary. It’s a great first step. And a peaceful rest is what we are trying to get you to understand. You must start with yourself, you must make sure you’re rested and strong to begin the journey of bringing chaos to calm.
Now….
Make your bed and then clean off your bedside table.
I mean leave nothing but the lamp and your alarm clock if you have one. When you reach out to turn off that light I want to you see a clear bedside table. I want you to rest.

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That’s right. You read it right!
One of our clients had the unfortunate event of a failed sump pump and found herself knee deep in water.
The property restoration team was fantastic and very efficient. But the event itself was very overwhelming and difficult for our client to stay on top of.

Her basement needed to be put back, but it needed to be organized and purged so that items that had been taken out ( during the clean up) did not come back in if they were never being used in the first place.

Picture it. Disaster strikes and someone is there to help get everything boxed up and cleaned up. Maintenance follows and everything is repaired. Now your clean basement is being filled back up with boxes of items you hadn’t looked at for years.
The insurance company agreed, along with the property restoration specialist that our client needed to get her basement back to a functioning space. So they called us!

There’s nothing better then knowing you have an army on your side when things go wrong.

#insurancegoesalongway #gotourmoneysworth

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So many people approach us in every manner you can imagine. Email, Phone, FB, LinkedIn or walking up to us in a parking lot after we get out of our company vehicle. And the question they ask?

“What do you do?”

Our Answer…We Empower you. It’s not just about organizing. We take that overwhelming feeling and self doubt and, right beside you,we battle against it.

Do you walk into your home and ever feel like turning around and walking out again because there is so much “stuff” in your space?

We take the time to understand why you’re feeling this way and use our 15 years experience to bring your space back to you.

Is there a place in your home that is not being used the way you want it? A spare room that’s the “dumping ground” for everyone in the family?

To be honest…we make things right in your world. That’s what we do. We streamline, organize and bring back that smile.

Is the tsunami of paper coming into your home about to cause a major disaster?

Setting up systems in every part of your space so that you can maintain an organized and stress-free home. That’s what we do.

Can you do this yourself? Yes, quite possibly you can. Can you stay on task, not get distracted by everyday life and get the space “cleared” in a matter of hours instead of weeks? Maybe not.

Can we? Yes! Because we love our jobs and we’re good at what we do.We Empower You

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Yes! There’s no doubt about it now….Spring is here!

And I don’t know one person that doesn’t love it! As Canadians it amazing how much that beautiful sunshine makes everything feel that much better.

You’ve opened the windows and thrown up the sashes and…..Wow there are some serious dust bunnies under those chairs, beds and behind the doors. Trust us we know, that sunshine we love suddenly lets us see all our winter secrets!

It’s ok! We got this covered. With Spring, comes the desire to get out from under the stuff and the confining feeling you’ve had for 5 months. It’s wonderful! The “honey-do” list gets started and it rolls on and on and on!

We’ve got our own honeys and they have their own ” to do” lists.

BUT…..there’s something to be said for getting it all done in a shorted span of time. Yes, we all go “clean up” crazy and everyone feeds off everyone else’s energy, but it soon peters out and then you’re left with a half finished list and a bunch of half finished jobs.

So, step one. Take it easy! ONE thing at a time

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Decide on a plan of action. Garage sale days are coming up in Lucan and Ilderton – May 7th. So this weekend encourage the kids and your partner to grab a box or bag and fill it with things that have been hiding out of site for months maybe years! Get the kids excited about sending those clothes and toys off to someone who really needs it! A garage sale is a great family event and it helps the kids understand the value of things. They must be fully aware that if it goes out to the garage sale it DOES NOT come back in if it doesn’t sell.

So 25 cents in their pocket is better then nothing!

Be hard cord on this rule. When the sale is over, pack up the remaining items into your car and send them off. Don’t linger! Don’t say “what if” –

trust us, if you were willing to part with it at 7am by Labour Day you’ll have forgotten it even existed!

That’s step one! Next time we’ll chat about that “honey do” list that has now created a rift the size of the Grand Canyon.

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After visiting Tailored Living in London this week Rebecc now believes she could live in one of their re-desgined closet spaces.

There’s just something to be said for walking into your closet and feeling like you could “hang out”  there for the day. It’s quiet, it’s so pretty and it’s all at your finger tips.

Call us and we’ll let you know how much we love an organized closet.

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March 21st is the day and why not make it your day to set a few goals.

Make a list of the spaces in your home that you just avoid because of the clutter. The rooms that overwhelm you before you take a step in.

Beside each room write down what you’d actually like to see that room become ( spare room, sewing room , toy room)

Now get out your calendar and write March 21st beside the most important room on your list.

Continue down the list placing dates 2 weeks apart beside each room you’d like to tackle.

The key to success is not to bite off too much, and to ask for help when you need it.

We’re here for you. It’s what we do besthockey-gear

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