I’m Rachael Stafford, President and Principal Organizer and Home Stager ofÂ Order in the House.Â 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.
Order in the House Was Proudly Established in 2009
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 theirÂ Trained Professional Organizer Courses.Â I am a proud Silver Leaf member and one of the past Chairs of the Toronto Chapter.
In 2009, shortly after becoming a Trained Professional Organizer, I establishedÂ Order in the House. I naturally fell into the area of residential organizing often helping my 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.
“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.”
Whether it’s helping my 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.
Finding my Niche…
After the birth of my first son, I decided to leave my position in the recruitment field and dedicate myself to full time parenting. During the seven years I was home with my children, my devotion to de-cluttering, organizing and simplifying my surroundings became more of a joy than a job. I had found my niche.
“As the Social Media and Web Manager, I approach each post and blog with an open mind, heart and ears, allowing me to keep our clients’ needs at the forefront of our media.”
Deciding to join the workforce once more, I was determined to stick with my passion. After crossing paths with Rachael and learning aboutÂ Order in the House I was elated to hear she was looking for someone to join the team.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you restore order in your home!
Acting as both Project Administrator and a Lead Organizer for Order in the House, Iâm able to assist on two levels. First, planning andÂ coordinating projects so that our team of Professional Organizers, Home Stagers andÂ Move Managers can focusÂ solely on our clients. Secondly, leading teams during larger jobs to ensure a smooth and orderly session for our clients.
The Right Fitâ¦
Being a mother of two young boys, I was looking for an opportunity to put my organizingÂ skills to use, yet still be there as a full-time mom. Fortunately, Rachael was looking forÂ someone to assist in keeping her business streamlined and assist with leading larger projects. We were the perfect fit forÂ one another from the start!
âMy biggest reward is the look of happiness on our clients’ faces as we complete a job that changes the way they look at their home.â
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.
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 â organizing!
Beginning My Journeyâ¦
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. Iâve been fortunate enough to be a part of her fabulous team ever since!
âIt gives me immense joy to see how my skills can help people achieve order and calm in their livesâ
Iâm 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. Iâm so grateful to be a part of this team and look forward to being a part of your journey with Order in the House!
Marisol Deres Ramirez
While residing in the Caribbean, I spent many years working logistics, opening new hotels and retail stores. Chaos was common with these projects, but I always persevered and completed the job on time. My natural ability to remain organized and prioritize definitely worked in my favour!
Making a career changeâ¦
I decided to turn my passion for order into a career so I can share my organizing techniques and hacks with others who are looking for help. Like many of our clients, I am a wife and mother and know first-hand how important it is to maintain order to perform at your full potential on a day-to-day basis.
âWhere you see chaos and a hopeless mess, I see a life-changing project.â
I enjoy nothing more than to turn a cluttered space into a beautiful environment so it becomes a place where you can finally feel at ease. I understand the emotional and psychological challenges in dealing with clutter and have no doubt that I can work through them with you!
Representing Order in the House as a lead Organizer, Staging Assistant and Move Management team member, allows me to exercise all of my creative instincts!
Making A Connectionâ¦
Combining my innate ability to organize, plan and execute, to my ease of assisting individuals with their needs – brought me to Order in the House. A match made in heaven!
âI have spent over 22 years within the hospitality industry and simply love working with peopleâ
As a mom of two great girls, and keeping busy with other side projects, only reinforces my meticulous nature when it comes to organization. Maintaining order and structure is something that Iâm very passionate about and love that I get to share my knowledge with all of our clients. I look forward to helping you make some positive changes in your life and help you maintain order in your home!
With over 10 years of hospitality and moving experience, Duke Removal Solutions professional and courteous team pride themselves in customer satisfaction, providing our clients with a simple and worry free experience.
With their environmentally friendly values, the DRS team goes the extra mile to recycle, donate, and reuse everything they remove; keeping as much out of the landfills and waste stations as possible!