AboutOur mission as Professional Organizers is to help our busy clients get a fresh start by learning new habits, gaining office space, and being efficient. How It Stacks Up, located in Toronto, steps in when people don’t have the time—or the interest—to organize their own workspace, or just don’t know where to start.
We offer a customized, easy-to-maintain plan to keep files organized and clutter cleared, leaving clients with an ideal workspace that meets their needs, thereby increasing productivity and profitability.
We have a unique ability to serve client needs by understanding their issues, designing a course of action, communicating that vision, and executing the plan based on deadlines we set together. We understand the need to protect your professional image and reputation.
Our guiding philosophy is to be of service to others, treating clients with respect, compassion, and dignity.
What drives us is stepping in when executives, professionals, employees, entrepreneurs, and small business owners don’t have time or energy to organize their space, or don’t know what to do first. Without judgment, by taking the time to listen, we enjoy helping a client go from frustrated and stressed to having peace of mind.
What Clients are Saying
We are busy running several associations and don’t have time to file. As a result, our offices ended up too littered with case file boxes, papers piled up, and publications scattered around to hold meetings.
Kathleen first transformed our offices, then overhauled our filing system, and then the storage room. My colleagues and I found her professional and conscientious. Our new offices are now a great space to meet members.
Richard Lyall, President and CEO, RESCON
From the moment Kathleen walked into my office, her nonjudgmental, and positive personality, put me at ease. That was 2007, and we’ve worked together many times since then, including in my home.
She arrives ready to work, and is incredibly organized and efficient. Her services are a great value for your money. She has a broad knowledge of the tools that help you to organize… we’re planning our next meeting.
Olga Luftig, Lawyer
Organizing an office overflowing with files can be a daunting task. Kathleen O’Brien is able to turn what would otherwise be a major ordeal into several manageable parts. Bring on the sticky notes!
Andy Manahan, Executive Director, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario
After years of slowly accumulating paper, boxes, books, binders and supplies, my office needed serious help. Throughout the process, Kathleen helped me make decisions (keep or throw) and advised (and helped me obtain) special storage devices, organizational equipment, and supplies to facilitate the process. What I had left was streamlined, organized, and easy to find. She even reorganized the degrees and pictures on my walls. Throughout, Kathleen was pleasant, tireless and completely focused on the process. She has an absolute gift when it comes to organizing. I never would have done it without her help.
Senior Partner, major accounting firm, Toronto
Expertly trained by the Professional Organizers in Canada, Kathleen learned about the importance of deadlines as a freelance journalist, before moving into Investor Relations (passed the Canadian Securities course!), shifting into client work in Public Relations, and spending 13 years managing alumni and communications at two high profile faculties at a major university in Toronto. She further enhanced her organizational skills holding these demanding dual roles.
Kathleen has worked with professionals in such diverse fields as law, information science, finance, and healthcare. This experience has allowed her to understand the fast pace of the business world, the importance of first impressions, and the pressure of today’s workers to constantly perform at the top of their game.
Recognizing this need, Kathleen gets clients organized so they can reduce frustration, find everything, and have a clear space to work, think and plan. Clients report her results help increase their productivity, reduce stress, and boost their reputation and profitability.