In 2017, seeking a change in her career, Catherine came across an article written by a professional organizer about how to organize toys and it got her thinking. After contacting the author, she was invited to visit a chapter of the Professional Organizers in Canada where she met like minded individuals who enjoyed helping other people get organized. Catherine had found her tribe. With help from the Business Advisory Centre of Durham, and the support of her family, Catherine started her business Organized by Catherine and has never looked back.
Catherine grew up in Scarborough and attained a BA (Psychology) at York University. She is the proud mom of two teenagers and has called Ajax home for the past 18 years. When she’s not working Catherine enjoys creating stained glass windows, cross stitching, and producing YouTube videos offering organizing tips.
Catherine takes a personal approach to working with her clients. She listens without judgement to the story of how the problem developed. She asks clients to describe how they envision their space working and how they like things organized. Clients never have to do the work but they must be periodically available to answer questions and be involved in the decision making process. At the end of each session Catherine looks forward to the big reveal: the moment the client walks into their organized space and is blown away by how great it looks!
Organized By Catherine has won Metroland Media’s Reader’s Choice 1st Place for Best Overall Service – Professional Services for the past several years and was nominated for a Business Excellence Award by the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade. Catherine has served as a member of the Ethics Committee and as a Member At Large (Toronto chapter) with The Professional Organizers in Canada.