New Year, New Chores!


Don’t be overwhelmed by long to-do lists! Our latest idea for getting organized in 2015 involves simplifying your chore schedule. Grab a mason jar from your neighbourhood craft store or thrift store and write down your weekly or monthly organizing goals and chores on individual pieces of paper. Fold & place into the jar. Draw one paper from the jar each week or month (whatever works best for you!) and tackle that task. The importance of this is to focus on one task at a time.

Task examples:

1) Clean out bedroom closet & donate unwanted items

2) Organize all Holiday Decorations into stackable containers

3) Create organizing system for mudroom

Happy purging!


Helpful Elves for the Holidays


Do you have a friend or family member who is a senior living in a retirement home? Lighten Up! wants to help them get ready for the holidays! We are offering packages for seniors to help decorate their suites, wrap presents, write Christmas cards or just help tidy up and re-organize to prepare for guests during the holidays. If you know someone who could use this special service, please contact us for more information!



PD Day

Today was a fantastic day for professional development with the London Chapter of the POC (Professional Organizers in Canada)! Fabulous speakers with great ideas for many aspects of running your own business. Some of the topics covered included marketing through online presence, professional speaking, taking 100% responsibility for your life and success, the importance of image as a business owner, and taking advantage of social media and blogging. Many very important and helpful tools for creating success. We’re feeling energized and enlightened for the fourth quarter!