Order in the House was proudly established in 2009 and offers a team of talented professional organizers and stagers dedicated to simplifying and elevating your home. Whether it’s residential organizing, home staging or move management services, our team is committed to working with you and restoring a sense of calm during what may feel like an overwhelming situation.
“I believe that the legacy of any life is in the people it inspires and I look forward to helping you live a more balanced life.”
I am Rachael Stafford, Founder and Creative Director of Order in the House. I am often asked how I became a Professional Organizer and Stager and my response is simple. I’ve always been innately organized and I wanted to use my natural skills and passion, along with my B.A. in Sociology and years of experience in Project Management to help others simplify their lives.
While working as a Project Manager for a company that designs office interiors, I joined Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) in 2008 and successfully completed their Trained Professional Organizer Courses. I am a proud Gold Leaf member and one of the past Chairs of the Toronto Chapter.
In 2009, shortly after becoming a Trained Professional Organizer, I established Order in the House. I naturally fell into the area of residential organizing often helping our clients de-clutter and prepare their home for sale, manage their move or quickly settle-in their new home. The natural pairing of organizing and home staging led me to QC Design School where I received a diploma of International Staging & Redesign Professional.
Whether it’s helping our clients clear the clutter that’s been holding them back, highlighting their home’s best features to prepare for a quick sale, or helping them settle-in to their new home, I am extremely grateful knowing that my work is making a positive difference in the lives of others.
As the spouse of an architect, I am used to being in touch with new trends and styles in interior design. I have always had a passion for interior design and styling and I was involved in remodelling and new construction projects where I learned a lot about the field in practice.
When I moved to Canada, I decided to pursue my passion for home design, so I got my interior decorating certificate, and have been working as a home stylist/decorator ever since. I love home staging because it allows me to use the skills I’ve learned over the years.
“My passion in life is to make everything around me beautiful.”
I am so happy to now be a part of the Order in the House team. My goal is to help each client achieve the best outcome in the sale of their home by making each property show beautifully when it goes on the market.
After almost a decade devoted to working in the healthcare sector, and acquiring the ability to connect with individuals on a personal level, I made the decision to follow through with a passion I inherited from my mother – organizing!
I began my transition by joining the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC). Through volunteering my services, I met up with Rachael and learned all about Order in the House. I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of her fabulous team ever since!
“It gives me immense joy to see how my skills can help people achieve order and calm in their lives.”
I’m fortunate that my past experience allowed me to transfer my skill set to the organizing arena. Now, I can innately coach individuals and tailor my practices to their specific needs. I’m so grateful to be a part of this team and look forward to being a part of your journey with Order in the House!
As Order in the House’s Project Administrator, I am fortunate to be able to use my innate organizing and planning skills to ensure all projects run smoothly and successfully from inception to completion.
“I am so proud to work for a company that is driven by a passion to help our clients achieve their goals and change the way they look at their homes.”
Having the advantage to exercise my strengths through Order in the House is amazing. Assisting others to restore order in their lives while practicing it myself continues to fuel my ambition and remind me how lucky I am to be a part of such a remarkable team.
Like many of us who are fortunate enough to organize homes for a living, I’ll tell you that creating order has always been a passion of mine.
I’ve been organizing Toronto homes for nearly a decade and am thrilled to join the Order in the House team! It’s so fulfilling to work with this group of talented, progressive, and passionate women, creating systems and beautifying spaces wherever we go.
I have a knack for detailed work while keeping in mind the big picture and the overall project goals. I love a good declutter session and live vicariously through my clients’ sense of freedom that comes from letting go of items that no longer serve them.
I love helping clients find joy in their newly decluttered and streamlined home environments.
“I believe that everything in our homes should serve a purpose or provide pleasure. Let’s cherish our possessions while creating harmony in our homes.”
Growing up, I always spent my free time either organizing spaces around the house or redecorating with my mom, something that drove my father crazy. This grew into a passion I had never realized I possessed: the desire to organize everything around me into harmonious, functional, and aesthetically pleasing spaces.
I began my professional journey as a real estate agent, working with clients who were either downsizing or moving into larger homes. Regardless of the scenario, I consistently found myself engaged in helping them discover solutions and seamlessly adapt to their new living spaces.
With my innate passion for design and an unwavering commitment to helping others, I enrolled in QC Design School to obtain my Professional Organizer and Home Stager certification. Through this program, I am able to deepen my knowledge and strengthen my skills, providing more for those around me.
“Organizing is my way of turning chaos into calm and creating a space where everything finds its purpose.”
I am honoured to be a part of the Order In The House team, where I can utilize my innate skills and passion to help others find balance in their lives and bring functionality and comfort to their spaces.
Rachael and her team are professional and just plain awesome. After loving and utilizing the tips and tricks they posted on social media, like using a cutlery tray to organize your junk drawer, I hired them for a garage cleanup consultation. Now my bikes and tools are hanging on hooks and my gear and supplies are stowed away in bins. I can’t believe I’ll actually have room to put both cars in my garage this winter. Thank you for organizing my life. I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Rachael did an AMAZING job with the staging of our house. Her vision and creative touch really helped make the staging look fantastic. Very impressed with her ability to truly bring out the best qualities in our home, helped for a very quick sale and sold for way over asking price 🙂 Highly recommended thanks again!
Rachael and her team took a daunting task and made it easy. Rachael created a workable plan and then her team kept us on track. I couldn’t believe the amount of stuff we ended up getting rid of. I only wish we done this sooner.