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Professional Organizer in Nanaimo, BC

We are Just Sort It

We are a forever team.  My husband Bill  and I started four businesses from scratch, developing marketing and sales strategies, procedure manuals, and filing systems. My business acumen was recognized in Nanaimo by being chosen Business Woman of the Year and recipient of Athena Award. I was elected the first woman President of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce and twice president of the Nanaimo Executives Association.Bill was heavily involved in Rotary and Nanaimo Hospital Foundation as well as the Lifeline Program.Giving back to our community has always brought us great rewards.

We have a passion for mentoring other small businesses to help them map the route to success.

Being a lifelong learner and my passion for dogs sent me in another direction.  I trained for and became a Professional Dog Trainer and ran a successful business for 18 years. How does dog training equate with being a professional organizer? In each case, I am an instructor and guide. I did not actually train the dogs, I taught the people how to train the dogs. I realized early on in my career that each dog and each person learned differently. So my intention with each new client is to teach them the skills to restore order to their lives with out stress.

For each business, we created a number of methods or a “bag of tools” so to speak, that would allow for success. By increasing my knowledge and experience with additional training from the Professional Organizers of Canada, I have similarly developed a new tool kit for individualizing methods of teaching organization skills.

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Just Sort It Handyman Services

In response to friends’ needs, Bill decided to contribute to helping others by starting a handyman business. As the Job Jar Guy, he is available to help with those little chores that some people just don’t have time or skills for or just don’t get around to.He will assemble furniture from such stores as Wayfair, Ikea or Canadian Tire.Diagnosing and fixing problems with low voltage wiring to computer,tv and other electronics is his forte.He is also available for minor carpentry such as shelving. Contact us with your Job Jar list.

Sort Out Your To Do List

With our Handyman Services, we are able to help in almost any way you can think of:

  • Furniture Assembly for items from Wayfair, Ikea, Jysk, Canadian Tire
  • Bathroom grab and other safety equipment installation
  • Bathtub and shower re-caulking
  • Exterior vent replacement
  • Furniture Assembly
  • Gate Repair
  • Hang Shelving
  • Interior door installation
  • Mailbox and mailbox post installation
  • Picture and Mirror hanging
  • Outdoor furniture and gazebo assembly
  • Will assemble pre-built sheds and demolish and dispose of old
  • Television mounting and wiring
  • Computer and telephone cabling

WHY CHOOSE US?

SERVICES

OVERWHELMED BY TOO MUCH STUFF and DON’T KNOW HOW TO START?

  • Non-judgmental assessment of your needs and help relieve stress and set achievable goals
  • Written quotation on estimated time to achieve your goals
  • Planning solutions that work for you, your space and your budget
  • Shopping for solutions for you if you have time or mobility constraints
  • Building the organizing cabinets, shelves or re-purposing what you already own
  • Ways to overcome procrastination that can allow for even more clutter to enter our lives

There is no one way to clear out the clutter in your lives. As a consultant, I am your guide. We work as a team to make the decisions as to what to keep and how to let go of those things that are creating stress in your lives.  Our goal for you is to create a calm, organized,safe and stress free living and working environment.

Individual Approach

TALK TO ME… I LISTEN.

I have learned to be a good listener.  What may work for me, may not work for you.  Together we can decide which methods are appropriate for your lifestyle, your safety and your peace of mind.

Confidential

A confidentiality agreement will be the first order of business, followed by a contract to spell out exactly what services I will be providing. This provides clarity for both of us and a guarantee that you will receive exactly what you requested.

It is my job to earn your trust and your business. My many years of business acumen and emotional intelligence combine to give my clients the best outcomes from what is an often emotional and overwhelming task.

Finally, my training includes a Code Of Ethics and trains us in Satefy Issues and the procedures for addressing those issues.

Experience & Professionalism

  • I will speak with you over the phone to ascertain whether we are a good ‘fit’ for your needs.
  • If I feel you need someone with a different skill set, I will recommend a colleague from the Professional Organizers of Canada.
  • Free Assessment -If we both feel we can work together, I will make an appointment to meet with you at your business or home to further assess your needs and to provide a quotation of costs for my services.
  • When you give the go ahead, we will schedule a time that works for you and your staff or family to get started on the plan and to move forward with the project.

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OUR SERVICES

Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can happen any time without warning. Vancouver Island is situated on a major earthquake fault.Though we live in a rain forest our summers are hotter and drier than in the past which means an increased chance of wildfire. Drier springs mean fire season starts earlier than ever before. We are surrounded by water and early spring flooding has become a reality in some places.Having a “go bag” in each family vehicle and a full emergency kit will help keep your family, including pets, safe in the event of fire, flood, earthquake. Polls suggest that the majority of British Columbians have not acquired the necessary items to survive the critical 72 hours let alone the probable 2 weeks if disaster strikes.I can help with planning, collection and itemizing an emergency preparedness kit and protocol, including digital storage of important papers and irreplaceable photos. We can also arrange neighbourhood workshops and presentations by experts.

Family Management

I raised four wonderful, self-sufficient children while participating in various volunteer organizations and achieving manager status selling Tupperware. I juggled cooking for four boarders and a family of six, with vegetable gardening, canning, freezing, planning meals and shopping by the month as well as continuing with volunteer work with sports teams and school activities. Cooking 20 loaves of bread at a time would bring the neighborhood kids to the back door for fresh warm bread and homemade jam. I provide general home organization including kitchen, pantries, cupboards, bedroom, closets, basement, garage. I also teach skills to achieve harmony in the family by improving communication, listening to all members of the family to come up with a plan that will be sustainable and enable each family member to be comfortable in their own space.

Seniors

Downsizing for seniors can be an overwhelming and emotional task for both the senior and the family of seniors. I can help you break the downsizing process into achievable pieces and can ensure the job is done by any deadlines such as possession dates.

Our family has the experience of downsizing from a 3200 sq foot home to a 1200 sq foot home to a 385 sq foot motor home, all in the past 10 years. What seemed daunting at first, became a cleansing operation that left us feeling unencumbered and free to explore the next stages of life with our families.

I teach how to let go of objects while still retaining the memories. Working with your own possessions, we can create a calm, safe and cheerful environment to allow you to keep your independence and give your family peace of mind.

Seasonal

Spring-let’s sort the garden shed, the garden and the outdoor furniture,and your closets during this changing season.

SUMMER…. need help clearing the clutter before your visitors arrive? We can help and have it done in no time. We will help take  away unwanted or unneeded furniture.  Assembly of furniture and gazebos is also a service we provide.

FALL …time to put away the summer toys and furniture and prepare for the colder,wet weather. Also, you may want to haul out the Christmas decorations.  This is a great time to sort them.  Sometimes we just pack everything away in a hurry at the end of the holiday season.  Now we have time to pick out what we really want to keep and then donate or sell the others so that someone else can enjoy them.  Testing Christmas lights and counting how many we need for outdoors and indoors will allow us time to take advantage of the upcoming sales to purchase more if needed.

WINTER-the relatives are coming for Thanksgiving or Christmas.We excel at helping to relieve the stress of the season,by clearing out clutter,organizing the kitchen for easy food prep and readying your home for guests.

Residential Services

RESIDENTIAL
DOWNSIZING – moving from the family home to a smaller space? Don’t know what to part with or even what will fit in the new home? Let me help you figure things out and allow you to sort what you need, what you love from those things that perhaps it is time to give to someone else to love.
BLENDED FAMILIES – aging parents moving in with you? Or perhaps you have a new life partner and need to work out how the family home can become one that reflects both your personalities and likes. I can help you decide what to store, what to keep, what to sell, what can bring you both happiness and avoid contention. Your home should be comfortable with all your loved ones. We can take the stress out of creating a peaceful space.

ESTATE PREPARATION – if you have a family member who has passed away, I can help to sort the estate items ready for shipping or auction. I work with distant relatives and trustees by using Skype and Google Duo to ensure that we work as a team. I sort and itemize every piece so we have a complete inventory.

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Professional Organizer in Nanaimo, BC

KATHY REILLY

Professional Organizer. Business maven.

Thirty-five years in communication business in Nanaimo

Uniquely qualified to assist others as mentor and facilitator

Established my new business as Professional Organizer in Nanaimo,B C. allowing me to utilize my skills;develop procedures and filing systems

We help your small businesses to provide optimum customer service and to increase  cash flow.

  • My achievements:
  • Business Woman of the Year
  •  Athena Award
  •  First Woman President of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
  • Twice president of the Nanaimo Executives Association

After a serious health scare my life took me in a different business direction. I trained for and became a Professional Dog Trainer and ran a successful business for 18 years. How does dog training equate with being a professional organizer? In each case, I am an instructor and guide. My human students learned to be consistent and to use the skills required to teach manners to their four footed family members.I realized early in my career that each dog and each person learned differently, therefore I developed an ability to work at the pace of the individual.

For each business, I created a number of methods or a “bag of tools” so to speak, that would allow for success. By increasing my knowledge with additional training from the Professional Organizers of Canada, I have similarly developed a new tool kit for individualizing methods of teaching organization skills.

250-668-8908
kathy@justsortit.ca
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OUR PROCESS

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Free Assessment

  • I will speak with you over the phone to ascertain whether we are a good ‘fit’ for your needs.
  • If I feel you need someone with a different skill set, I will recommend a colleague from the Professional Organizers of Canada.

Discussion & Planning

When you give the go-ahead, we will schedule a time that works for you and your staff or family to get started on the plan and to move forward with the project.
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Clarity, Confidentiality & Contracts

A confidentiality agreement will be the first order of business, followed by a contract to spell out exactly what services I will be providing. This provides clarity for both of us and a guarantee that you will receive exactly what you requested.

Implementation

We can do the hands-on sorting with your guidance or we can provide you with small homework projects. To be successful in changing habits, it is important for you and any others involved to practice new procedures.

FollowUp

We are readily available by telephone between appointments to ensure that any questions that arise will be answered in a timely manner.

DROP US A LINE

The first step in finding a professional organizer in Nanaimo, BC that you can trust is always the hardest.

There is be no “best time” to get started. You may think our services won’t fit your budget, or that you need to do some de-cluttering on your own before you call for a quotation. Getting around to it may never happen.

It costs NOTHING and you may have a lot to gain by initiating a simple phone call or email. Procrastination can lead to continuing chaos. Why not contact me now?

Let me help you to relieve stress and make room for better things to come into your life.

 

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CONTACT INFO

ORGANIZING: 250-668-8908

HANDYMAN: 250-668-8880

info@justsortit.ca

Mon. - Fri. 10:00 - 19:00