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Melody Oshiro

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Why I became a Productivity and Organizing Specialist is because I know how hard life is, and I love the challenge of making it easier! I get giddy when I discover a easier way of doing something that will save steps, but does not effect quality. My Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Communications and Certificate in Project Management have given me the skills, strategies, and tools to look at organizing from a communication-systems perspective. You can find more information about me here.

Visualizing your organizing challenge, I imagine how the whole picture breaks down into smaller parts, and how rearranging may effect all stakeholders. Bottlenecks?! Where are you? Because I am looking for you! Whether it is in a kitchen or a filing cabinet, I am assessing cause and effect.

It brings me gratification when my education and experience benefit people in a positive way. Below is a testimonial from a client acknowledging me for turning her office around, and her feedback fuels me to keep going strong. Reach out to me if you are also inspired, and you want a unique organizing plan that will work for your goals and personality.

A Good Filing System is Critical

When Donna first called me, it was mostly concerning the issues she was having with her space after downsizing to a smaller office. She described how she wanted to feel “in charge.” But, I knew after doing her space assessment that she also needed a physical filing system in place. The lack of a good filing system for reference and action papers is one of the biggest obstacles to block an efficient workflow.

Creating a home and business reference file system.

In 9 hours, I not only transformed her office, which required shifting furniture and moving many books, but I created her home filing system, an action centre, and a system for filing her business papers! Paper needs a home. Donna will no longer waste time asking herself, “What should I be doing with this?” or “Where is that piece of paper, I need right now?”

Colour-coded zones make filing instantaneous and easy!

I would like to share with you, my client’s perspective on this experience. I hope it inspires you to reach out, and invest in your effectiveness and rejuvenation.

A Client’s Life is Made Easier

“Five months after moving into my new home, my home office was still a disaster.

Nowhere to put anything.

Working from home all day, it’s important to have an office space that works for me. But I was finding it especially challenging to sort out what goes where given that the room is smaller than my previous one, and with patio doors at one end and a closet at the other end, I didn’t have a corner to set up an L-shaped workstation – not to mention so many boxes of books still not unpacked! Where to begin!

Boxes still to unpack.

After seeing Melody Oshiro’s social media posts for a while, I thought, “Reinforcements! I need someone smarter than me about organizing to organize my space!” Contacting Melody was my best idea, ever!

Not only did Melody organize my office configuration and solve my books in boxes dilemma (by moving one of my bookshelves back from my living room), she also created a system to manage all my personal and business-related papers, and shared a planner system to organize my ideas, goals, tasks and to-do lists!

A comfortable space she can work in.

This wasn’t a big project, and there’s still more work to do, but Melody’s expertise immediately made a big difference. And working with Melody was a lot of fun!

I would like to add, that I do all that I can to work with the tools that the client has. My client only had to purchase some office supplies, but I am positive the investment in the supplies and in a professional organizer will put her on track to achieving her goals faster and with greater ease!”

Melody is a Professional Organizer in the Nanaimo Regional District. She is a member of Professional Organizers of Canada (POC).

Take the lead and call her for an assessment, (250) 821-9995 or send me an email through my contact form.

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