Welcome to The Family Home! I'm Laura. I'm a professional home organizer,productivity consultant and self-development expert. I serve the greater Ottawa area through in-home sessions and help people from all over the world accomplish their home and life goals virtually!
Family is my passion and organizing and decorating are my art. I’ve spent most of my adult life supporting families in one way or another. From my first jobs as a camp counsellor and nanny to my public service career supporting Canadian families, what I’ve learned is that while families are all different, we share a lot of the same struggles. Raising a family, working, maintaining a household - trying to do it all is exhausting!
Let’s get real - while it's easy to drool over the Pinterest perfect celebrity spaces featured in books like The Home Edit, and Marie Kondo can ignite a fire of inspiration to finally purge all that has been weighing us down, not everyone has a celebrity budget, wants to be a minimalist, or can live up to their incredibly high standards (as much as they make us want to).
Family life is crazy and despite what they’ve told us “having it all,” ain't all it's cracked up to be. So the first thing I discuss with my clients are their standards and expectations. Then I work with them to determine the perfect vision of their home based on standards that they can actually commit to and maintain. Every family is different, but there is this beautiful place that lies somewhere in the middle of perfect and that tipping point of chaos. That beautiful place is where happy family homes live and I want to help you find it.
When I approach a space, I do so with the intention of turning it into an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable environment that has a balance of function, beauty and order. But my approach recognizes that life in the family home is chaotic and people actually live there. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, I've taken the best tips and tricks from all my favourite organization gurus, left behind the bits that are unrealistic and unattainable and made my own method to manage the madness of The Family Home without going broke (or losing your mind).
You can literally feel the difference in energy when you're home is cleared of all the clutter that is weighing you down. So I don’t just organize closets, I help families create more functional, happier homes.
p.s. I am a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) as well as Professional Organizers in Canada (POC), can be found through their directories, and abide by their codes of ethics.