In 2017 Catherine was unsatisfied with her 20-year career working in the financial service industry. The work did not require creative thinking or result in a meaningful impact. Seeking a change Catherine came across an article written by a professional organizer about how to organize toys. It was an aha moment! 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.
Organized by Catherine’s clients all share one thing in common: they feel overwhelmed by a project that requires organization that they don’t have time to complete.
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!
In 2020 and 2021, Organized By Catherine won 1st Place for Best Organizing Service in Metroland Media’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Organized By Catherine was also nominated for a Business Excellence Award by the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade. Catherine is proudly a member of the Professional Organizers in Canada, and has served as a Member At Large of the executive leadership team of the Toronto chapter.
Catherine grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, and has lived in the Greater Toronto Area her entire life. She is the proud mama of two teenagers. When she’s not working Catherine enjoys watching Netflix, creating stained glass windows, and producing YouTube videos offering organizing tips.