Here are a few highlights from articles and appearances. Enjoy!
THE NEW FAMILY PODCAST
How to Have an Organized Family Life in 2017 - January 2, 2017
Listen to this podcast in which host Brandie Weikle and I chat about how to get your family organized. I break down the Four Step P.L.A.N. to Get Organized, which hopefully makes it less overwhelming and leaves you knowing where to start! You may recognize Brandie's beautiful office from the makeover last August. It still looks fantastic.
How to Declutter Your Life in Under 30 Minutes - December 5, 2016 - Stylist
Simple strategies from Daniel J. Levitin, author of "The Organized Mind", Professor Suzanne Degges-White, author of "Toxic Friendships", and moi in this quick read. Image: Stylist.co.uk
Smart Entertaining with Whirlpool - October 21, 2016
Tips on how to keep your fridge organized and serving you highlighting the award-winning design features in this high-capacity, well-designed fridge.
Explore this professional organizer's light-filled, colorful condo - October 20, 2016
I downsized and moved this summer and thought I'd share the results with you. In this video I introduce you to my 800 square feet and how I made them functional and inspiring. Photo: Dann Tardif
Designers 'upcycle' old furniture from drab to fab - September 30, 2016
See what we did to transform tired pieces into storage superstars in this summary from the Toronto Star! Photo: Melissa Renwick, Toronto Star
Getting (Your Small Space) Organized, CHCH, September 19, 2016
Always fun visiting CHCH! Here we talk ways to maximize your small space with ideas from Ikea, Neatfreak, FoodSaver and Homesense.
Re-Styling Your Home: Something's gotta give - April 21, 2016
Featured in the special Restyle Your Home Section, here I share strategies for letting go. If you're planning a renovation, make sure this is on your to do list. Thanks to the Toronto Star for making high resolution documents available for me to share with you: Read Page 1 and Page 2.
Millennials: It's time to toss your childhood junk - February 12, 2016
Have you moved out of home long ago yet left your treasures and more at home? It may be time to make some tough decisions. Read the article for things you can do to make it easier to let go.
DIY Closet Organizing: Tips from a professional - January 20, 2016
Watch as I walk you through my closet sharing easy things you can do to maximize space and ease of use.
How to declutter the bathroom for less hectic mornings, Toronto Star, January 15, 2016
In this article, find out how to make the most of your mornings with a well-organized bathroom.
Genius Travel Products, The Social - November 18, 2015
In this segment I share innovative products to keep you travelling smoothly. From portable humidifiers to a closet in a suitcase!
Clever uses for household items, The Social - September 16, 2015
Watch this clip for neat things you can do with things you already have at home.
Home Office Makeover, The Toronto Star - August 18, 2015
A segment specially for the debut of Toronto Star Touch. Here is a preview, but for the whole feature and photos, you'll have to access through their ipad app.
Packing Your Car for a RoadTrip, CHCH, August 21, 2015
Watch this video on packing your car safely and efficiently for a road trip! I much appreciated driving the Ford Fusion for a weekend to test it out. It was comfortable and elegantly appointed. Loved the new safety features.
Bucket List To Do's, The Toronto Star - August 11, 2015
Three steps to making your dream list a reality.
1. Take time to become self-aware. What sparks your interest? What's missing?
2. Declutter your life calendar. Create space by letting go of commitments that aren't serving you.
3. Start small. Goals don't have to be huge to be meaningful. Find fulfillment along your journey.
Overcoming Digital Overwhelm, The Morning Show - July 8, 2015
Check out this clip in which we talked strategies for managing Digital Overwhelm representing Professional Organizers in Canada.
Pet Peeves! - August 2015
How to make sure your pets don't take over! Keeping your house clean and organized with furry friends.
How to un-clutter - April 25, 2015
Carol and Paul Mott kick off their radio show by interviewing Clare on how to clear clutter. Listen here!
Why we hold onto clutter and how to let it go - April 23, 2015
Got the urge to spring clean, yet struggling to part with your possessions? In this interview I explain why it's tough and offer strategies to help make it easier to let go. Image: Screengrab from CTVnews.ca (Cosproductions / Youtube)
Multipurpose products perfect for small spaces - April 6, 2015
Tidying Hacks - how to tidy your home in under 20 minutes - March 2, 2014
If you panic when guests are coming over at short notice, relax! These tips are for you. Cythia, Traci and I talk real life strategies to clear and clean your space, and most importantly care for your guests.
Ever tried to spread cold butter and shred your bread? Do you hate refolding clothes? For the answer to these challenges and more, check out this segment summary! If you like Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary, you'll want to catch the whole episode.
Today's Parent Magazine - Regular Contributor
Read articles on controlling the chaos, getting organized and time management for kids! Here's a link to Clare's posts.
Global News at Noon - Smart Tips for Organizing Your Closet Space - May 23, 2014
Photo: Jason Hartog
HGTV's Style Expert Jo Alcorn - Whitewash & Co. and I collaborated on a closet makeover showing how you can have both function and fashion in a stylish, organized space. The segment is no longer available, but here is a link to Jo's piece in Canadian Home Trends so you can see how pretty and purposeful it turned out to be.
Smead Video Interview - The Four Step P.L.A.N. to Get Organized - May 21, 2014
Moving is one of the most stressful things to go through. Read this post and for things you can do to ensure a smooth move.
Grocery Shopping Mistakes - March 14 , 2014
Ever wonder if you could be a smarter shopper? In this segment with Cynthia and Traci, I'll explain how you can save time and money, and eat better.
BT Montreal - Getting Organized for 2014 - January 5, 2014
This clip highlights helpful organizing tools for the home with charming host Alexandre Despatie.
Decluttering checkup: professional organizer helped people stay tide - December 27, 2013
The Star visited the three clients Clare helped in April to see if they were still organized some eight months later. Good news! All systems continue to work for the happy inhabitants. Read the article. Photo: Rene Johnston
The myth of multi-tasking - November 25 , 2013
We had a lot of fun in this segment in which hosts Melissa and Lainey competed to see who could complete their tasks (making lunch and sorting socks!) while being peppered with tricky questions. Needless to say we proved it's better to focus on one thing at a time for quality results.
Back to school on a budget - September 4, 2013
I shared strategies to head back to school without breaking the bank. And my kids got their television debut! Clearly my son is no poker face.
The Morning Show - Back to School Tips - September 3, 2013
This clip is loaded with tips on how to be more organized for school. For kids and grown-ups, too.
The Morning Show - Organizing a Home Office - July 19, 2013
Three readers conquer clutter in their homes - April 27, 2013
Clare and her team of organizers help three lucky families get common clutter spots organized. Read the article to see 'before and after' pics of a front hall closet, bedroom closet and home office (left side of article about half way down). There is a video along with the article to take you through the closet makeover to see just how we did it. Photo credit: Paul Irish
How a Pro Spring Cleans a Messy Closet - April 10, 2013
Take a tour of Clare's closet as she introduces you to the Streamlife Four Step P.L.A.N.™ to get organized. Click on the image of the Pliio™ Clothing Filer below to watch the video.
How Not to Have a Junk Drawer - April 10, 2013
Clare explains step-by-step how to jettison your junk drawer and turn it into a 'home first aid kit'. Click on the picture of drawer to see how in a short video.
Can a messy desk hurt the bottom line? - March 19, 2013
Get That Paper Organized! - Nov 7, 2011 and Dec 27, 2011
Clare presents tips and tools for organizing your paperwork and boosting your productivity. For example - witness the shredder that takes 100 sheets of paper, and electric tools that make stapling and hole punching a breeze, courtesy of Swingline®.
Clare shared tools to help you stay productive in the office on Daytime Toronto, with hosts Glenn Dixon and Val Cole. The biggest hit was the Swingline Stack and Shred Automatic Shredder which "rained paper" and was so quiet we could talk over it.
Organizing Your Closet for Fall - October 4 , 2011
Clare bravely edits her own clothes in front of a television audience with Tracy Moore on CityLine. View "Closet Space".
Press Release "Home Organizing to Rescue Cluttered Canadians" - February 23, 2011
Streamlife partners with Aeroplan to offer Home Organizing Consultations across Canada through its roster of experienced professional organizers. Read the release.
Girl's Bedroom Makeover - January 25, 2011 Re-inventing a bedroom for a girl to grow from 7 to 17, on Real Life, CTS. Forward to 2:40.
Home Office Order - November 26, 2010
Creating order in the office, on Real Life, CTS.
Kitchen Organizing - November 16, 2010
Tips on organizing in the kitchen, on Real Life, CTS.
Organizing a Kid's Closet - November 1, 2010
Clare talks closet organizing, on Real Life, CTS.
Toy Storage - October 26, 2010
Clare tackles Toy Storage on Real Life, CTS.
From overwhelmed to in control - October 26, 2010
"From overwhelmed to in control", by Wallace Immen, features the story of how productivity and organizing tips tripled one of Streamlife's client's productivity and even got her a better night's sleep.
Clear your head, clear your life - October 26, 2010
"Clear your head, clear your life". In one afternoon, Clare and her team successfully transform the offices of Bunch Family. Sofi Paparmarko describes Clare as a woman "who exudes warmth, humour and energy - could very well be the Mary Poppins of professional organizers".
How to set up a homework space for your kids - September 5, 2010 Read helpful tips on setting up an effective homework space for kids. Lighting, seating, location and tools are all considered.
10 Week Blog Series on Organizing Your Workspace - August 16 - October 21, 2010 Get your desk ready for Organize Your Desk Day which occurs on the Thursday of Small Business Week, every October. Articles included strategies and tips to get started organizing, plan your space, manage your time, information and stuff. End with a clutter-free workspace and a clear mind.
Closet and Laundry Organizing Solutions - Ongoing Click on these links for video of Clare presenting Neatfreak closet and laundry solutions. Online purchase available.
Blogger Clare was the original contributor to the Neatfreak blog where you'll find numerous tips and organizing ideas to control chaos at home.
“Kill chaos by Organizing” – Toronto Star – February 6, 2010 Interviewed by Vicky Sanderson, Clare shares thoughts on the process of organizing.
“Last Minute Cleaning Up” – Steven and Chris – January 11, 2010 Clare appears in a segment with the very engaging Chris Hyndman sharing tips on how to quickly prepare for unexpected guests. To see the video,click here, select Episode 131 and minute 29:40.
Ask the Expert - Storage and Organizing Event - January 2010
Clare answered Canadian Tire customers' organizing questions during their Storage and Organizing event.
Tips for an Organizer Home Office - December 8, 2009
Clare presented home office organizing tips on City TV's Breakfast Television with Jennifer Valentyne. Also a hit was the necklace she was wearing from artist Susan Nagy.
Press Release "Make Setting up an Effective Home Office Part of Your Pandemic Plan" - November 17, 2009
A well-functioning home office and effective work habits will go a long way to maintaining productivity throughout the H1N1 pandemic.
"Will H1N1 end trepidation about working from home?" - CTV - November 16, 2009
Streamlife provides services to help people set up effective home offices. Clare's comments kick off this piece which suggests that H1N1 will boost teleworking.
"H1N1 keeping you down? How to work from home" - Globe and Mail - November 8, 2009 Clare is one of several experts offering tips on working from home through the pandemic.
“The Benefits of Using a Professional Organizer" Representing Professional Organizers in Canada, Clare talks about why it's a good idea to hire a professional. Watch the video below to see how an underused storage area in the kitchen becomes a functional storage space for recycling and supplies.
“Technology boosts productivity in Streamlife's business" - September 2009
Clare tries out a Telus Blackberry and new features "Navigator" and "Visual Voice Mail' and finds they make her even more efficient.
“Packing for a Move” – Steven and Chris – March 6th, 2009
Clare appears in a segment with Steven Sabados sharing tips on how proper packing can make moving day less stressful. To see the video,click here, select Episode 101 and minute 28.
“Order in the House” House & Home Organizing Issue - March 2009
Appearing in a House & Home advertising feature, Clare Kumar and Susannah Coneybeare represent Professional Organizers in Canada and help select furnishings and accessories for a luxurious master bedroom closet and an effective and beautiful laundry room.
“Clear clutter for a more peaceful home” – The Toronto Star – February 26, 2009
“If that report collects dust – toss it” Globe & Mail - January 12, 2009
Interviewed as an expert on organizing in the workplace, Clare provided insights into why companies are increasing their investments in hiring organizers to make sure office spaces function well and employees spend their time wisely.
“Professional organizers can give young people key to help get ahead”, cbcnews.ca - January 1, 2009
Clare offers insights on why organizing is an important investment for youth. The story also includes examples of young clients and how getting organized helped make them more successful.