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So Much to Think About. So many decisions. That’s Where We COME In.
Hi, I’m Laura Kay, owner of Toronto Home Organizing (Formerly known as Laura Kay Organizing). I’m a Gold Leaf accredited member of the Professional Organizers in Canada and have been awarded the Ambassador Award in 2015. I have been in practice since 2006. I am currently the Toronto Facilitator for POC’s educational program called Launch and Grow Your Business for Professional Organizers.
The practice of my company is based on living lightly, giving back and paying forward. I look for creative ways to use what my clients already own, buying as little extra as possible. When we’re finished a job, we deliver unneeded belongings to charitable organizations and also pledge a percentage of our profits to favourite causes.
I was the youngest of five (the only daughter), and my mother ran our household much like a ship’s commander. To keep chaos to a minimum, she instilled a natural sense of order without our realizing it at the time. Firm rules abided – and were simply never questioned.
Skilled in the art of order from an early age, I went on to a 15-year career in production and administration within cultural and artistic non-profit organizations. I loved my work and enjoyed the environment but during a year overseas years later, with my husband and two sons, I had a personal epiphany. We took little else beside clothes and a computer and the result? We managed stupendously with a whole lot less! I wondered, “Why do we have houses full of so much stuff?”.
That is the question that led me to a career change. I realized that as a professional organizer I could help people live and work more simply, more efficiently and more peacefully. I attained my Silver Leaf status (this designation recognizes industry members who have attained an elevated level of experience and expertise) and Trained Professional Organizer accreditation and have gone on to become Toronto Chapter Chair for Professional Organizers in Canada and a National Board member. I have been a subscriber to The Institute for Challenging Disorganization and have earned a number of their certificates.
When I’m not ordering files or rearranging kitchens, you might find me playing piano badly or out back, weeding in the flower garden or playing golf (also badly). I’ve been a book club member for 30 years (love to trade recommendations) and was a Toronto Humane Society volunteer until we adopted our own cat and could no longer foster. I love to walk throughout the city, travel and would like to see South America and South-east Asia. I also have an unabashed interest in people and their stories but matched with a deep respect for privacy.
Over the years, the growth of the company has enabled me the privilege of sending along other Professional Organizers to help service the clients as I can not be in many places at once.
The Team members hired are all qualified, in many cases under my tutelage and guidance. They adhere to the same principles that I have over the years, are members of Professional Organizers of Canada and abide by the same Code of Ethics.
I will always be on hand to supervise the workload and guide the progress. I guarantee the work provided my the team at all times, with a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied
Professional Organizers In Canada
POC Ambassador Award
Laura Kay is a proud recipient of the 2015 POC Ambassador Award in recognition to helping others and for representing POC in the community to the highest standards.
Foundation Certificate in Chronic Disorganization
Foundation Certificate in Chronic Disorganization.
Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues with CD clients.
Certificate of Study in Time Management.
Education & Certification from The Institute of Chronic Disorganization:
Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization;
Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues;
Certificate of Study in Time Management;