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 a Project Lead, I am fortunate to be able to use my project management skills, creativity and love for working with others, while working with our clients and overseeing the team on our larger projects. While my main focus within the team is executing our staging projects, I truly enjoy the opportunities in working in all of our service areas.
When I started with Order in the House, I had two young boys and was looking for an opportunity to put my skills to use, yet still be there as a full-time mom.
Fortunately, Rachael was looking for someone to assist in keeping her business streamlined and manage our larger projects. Now that my boys are older, I have had the opportunity to grow within the company, take on more responsibilities and develop my skill set even more.
“My 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.”
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 – 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!
With a 15 year background in healthcare administration, the role of Project Administrator for Order in the House comes natural to me. I thrive on facilitating connections between people, projects and teams.
The opportunity to join Order in the House came as a chance meeting at a moms group. I was immediately taken with Rachael’s entrepreneurial energy. We connected on many levels and a friendship and business relationship flourished.
“I am proud to work for a female owned and female lead company, that promotes collaboration, growth and autonomy.”
My goal is to continue to help our clients streamline their organizing, moving and staging projects, as well as develop new strategies and opportunity for future business growth and development with our team!
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.