Decluttering Tips To Keep Your Home Clean For Good

Ease Up was recently featured in a blog post about decluttering your home from the company, Bin There Dump That. Here is what we had to say:

Decluttering means decision time! Which items do you keep and which items need to go?

Most people who are decluttering feel psychologically overwhelmed and tight on space. One great question that often helps people make swift decisions when deciding whether to keep or release an item is “what do I want more right now?… more space? or this item?”

Most people are decluttering because they are starting to realize the wellness that comes from living within their spacial means. In other words, a lot of people are waking up to the energetically draining “cost” of having more physical items that reasonably fit into their space.

It is wise to remind yourself while you are editing your items that you are engaging in this task because you are longing for more order, ease, clear surfaces and easy-to-find items

Read the whole article here.

Women’s Work and How Dropping the Ball is OK!

Parenting Our Future

I’m so happy to have my friend, fellow mom, and one of the newest experts on Cityline, Lindsay Whisen, on this episode. Lindsay and I share a passion for helping people in difficult areas of their lives. Her company serves people by freeing them from energetically draining clutter and inefficiency. In this day and age, many moms work and still have all the responsibilities at home. Join us for our discussion into this area and find some help and support for your ‘cluttered life’.

Episode Website

Why Feminism is Crucial – Now More Than Ever

Written by Lindsay Whisen, CEO at Ease Up – the Organizing Experts

It troubles me that feminism has such a negative, mainstream connotation that implies man-hating, bra-burning lesbians. I discovered I had long-been a feminist at the University of Toronto as an adult learner. I discovered that feminism is the ability to recognize systemic and socially constructed inequality across all social plains. I discovered that feminism is a commitment to live life in ways that try to right historic and unjust imbalances of power. This not only applies to gendered power imbalances, but power imbalances that exist within differing sexual orientation, race, religion, originating status, physical appearance, social status, economic status, marital status, political affiliation, social class, age, geographic location and differing ability – Yeah! It encompasses all of that.

I must make it clear that the term feminism did not emerge from the angry desire to overthrow man as the powerful elite (although, that is often a ‘lay-over’ in the journey toward being a feminist). It is called feminism because the realization of inequality emerged through the emotional and intellectual work of women. Women who were unknowingly oppressed, because their experience was the social norm, questioned and deconstructed their own, very real experiences of inequality. Once women did this for themselves, it was natural for them to discover its applications to other, even more disenfranchised groups. It was (and still is) an act of courage for women to take a risk, to share and to work through their feelings and experiences with fellow women.

I ask you to think about women birthing babies for a moment. Women labour. Women do the physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, painstaking work necessary to deliver that baby out of their body. No one would ever give the partner, the nurses, the midwife or the doctor working around her, the credit for that work. Women birth babies so women get the credit. Women’s risky, rigorous and explorative work birthed equality and so women get the credit – that’s why it is called feminism. In the exact same way, a doctor by the name Georgios Papanikolaou developed a useful way to detect signs of cervical cancer, and he gets the credit – his work is the reason we all get our regular, life-preserving Pap Tests.

One of the most beautiful things about feminism, when at its best, is that it is collaborative, not competitive. It aims to truly listen to individual’s experiences, seeking to truly understand, respect and legitimize their thoughts and feelings so that people can grow in their ability to accept, love and celebrate everyone. In short, I like to think about feminism as the most wonderful, smart and loving parent – for the entire world – and there is nothing offensive about that.

The truth is, right now, this world needs every form of feminist – from the extreme bra-burning activist to the most traditional housewife. Every form of feminist should know that they are completely legitimate and useful for the cause of equality in the way they express feminism. We must not focus on how we are different. We must not get caught up in who is ‘doing’ feminism right or wrong. We must focus on the belief that, at the core of all feminism, we need women across all areas of the social and cultural spectrum to work together to enact social change towards equality for all.


mompreneur Lindsay Whisen of EASE UP Organizing ExpertsLindsay Whisen is an Elite+ Mompreneur member based out of Brampton, Ontario. She is the Founder & CEO of Ease Up – The Organizing Experts, where, with the trusted Ease Up Method and fantastic people, your space is set-up to support your greatest efficiency and wellness. You will know what you have, see what you have, and be able to access it & put it away with ease. Stop wasting your precious resources: Your space, belongings, money, time, energy and sanity. It can be easier.

Brampton Library – Organize With Ease Seminar

Professional Organizer and founder of “Ease Up – The Organizing Experts”, Lindsay Whisen, delivered a workshop for the Brampton Library summer series in which she demonstrated organization tips to help attendees win the battle against clutter. She showed you how to start decluttering and how to stay organized. The workshop was very well received by the participants.

Speaking Event: One Brave Night for Mental Health

Join Ease Up’s CEO, Lindsay Whisen, as she delivers a keynote presentation to benefit CAMH on May 10, 2019 in Brampton, ON. Lindsay’s candid talk features the topic: Depression through a Feminist Lens.

As Canada’s leading hospital for mental health, CAMH helps people of all ages who are living with mental illness and provides them with hope and a path toward recovery.

To learn more about CAMH or register to attend the One Brave Night event, click here.