About Jennie

Jennie Vlietstra [positive space living - home organizing for body, mind + spirit]
Jennie Vlietstra, CPO-CD®

 

Welcome to

positive space living

a philosophy for home organizing that nurtures

body, mind + spirit

 

A little about me...

 

 

I value helping others.

I discovered professional organizing in 2007 while helping a dear friend in her home.
You can read more about "the beginning - my journey into organizing" on the blog.

I love to share my joy of intentional living,
creating spaces that align with who you are today,
to clarify what no longer serves you
and honour what you value most.

I value learning.

I'm a student of life!

With a commitment to education in the field of professional organization,
I am a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®)
through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD).
Most recently I completed the ICD Communication Mentor Program
- focused on skills in writing, speaking, coaching and leadership.

I value contribution.

 I volunteer as the ICD Ambassador for Canada to welcome new subscribers,
contribute a column to the ICD newsletter The Chronical,
and as Editing Coordinator I work with an amazing team
to edit the presentation materials for ICD's weekly education program.

As a proud Silver Leaf member of Professional Organizers in Canada (POC),
I am currently participating on the Programming Committee
and previously was the Treasurer for the Toronto Chapter Executive.

I respect the professional Code of Ethics for both ICD and POC.

I value family.

I am honoured to share this life with my beloved partner and our two children.
We enjoy quality time together with walks in our neighbourhood,
impromptu dance parties in our living room,
and connecting with our families and friends.

I value creativity.

My love of art and craft was nurtured as a child.
In university I explored Landscape Architecture design
and cultivated my passion for Creative Photography in college.
I adore mid-century modern design, creating soul collages, and throwing pottery.

In home organizing I love to share creative solutions and strategies to help you.

I value nature.

Connecting with the beauty of our natural world nurtures my body, mind + spirit.
Nature inspires me creatively.
Our family enjoys camping in the summer; I've even ventured to camp in the winter!
I respect our natural resources and strive to be a conscious consumer.

I also value:

Authenticity - Beauty - Connection
Curiosity - Empathy - Gratitude - Mindfulness
 Simplicity - Trust - Wisdom

As an advocate for positive, enduring change my commitment is to bring

patience, clarity, and a relaxed energy to the organizing process.

With respect for you, your home and possessions,

I offer encouragement and empathy with a gentle positive attitude.

Thank you for visiting.  I look forward to connecting with you!

Jennie

 

"I feel honoured everyday that I work with my clients. Every time a client opens a door to their space or shares a small detail about their life is such a privilege. Most of all I respect each client for their courage to ask for help."