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About Jane

janeThe Basics – my qualifications and experience

Organizing is a passion that Jane first developed in her childhood toy box.  Barbie dolls on one side, their clothes neatly folded nearby. Every single toy had its place, as did her book collection.  As an adult, Jane turned that love into a successful, thriving business in Halifax, Nova Scotia, designing organizing solutions for her clients and renovating and decorating their spaces to make them more beautiful and functional. Get Organized by Design is all “about designing systems to remove barriers and bring clarity to your life.  It’s also about saving you time and money.”   

As one of only a handful of Certified Professional Organizers® in Canada, Jane is truly an industry leader.  She was honored with the prestigious 2014 Harold Taylor Award for her dedication to professional organizing and Professional Organizers in Canada.  In 2012 Jane designed her first kitchen for a client and has since added interior decorating to her service
For 15 years Jane has been working with her busy professional clients at home and at work helping them maximize their space and take control of their “stuff” by de-cluttering, redesigning and redecorating. She also helps her clients with space planning and storage solutions, small renovation project management, move organizing, design and decorating of functional spaces such as closets, home offices, mudrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Her love of all things mid-century modern gives her designs a unique style.  She is also slightly obsessed with the minimalist movement and would love to own a tiny house one day. 

Jane served a two-year term on the National Board of Professional Organizers in Canada, and is a founding member of the Nova Scotia Chapter.  She is also Chair of the Nova Scotia Interior Decorators’ Association, as well as a columnist with the Herald Homes since 2008, writing a regular column called “Streamline Your Stuff”.  She has made dozens of appearances on local television and radio helping to raise awareness of the profession in her local market, and educating the public on all aspects of organizing.

Jane lives in a small but very tidy home in the west end of Halifax, Nova Scotia with her rescue cat, Bunny.  Jane has been practicing yoga since 2009 and one of these days she will learn to stand on her head!



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