About Us

Who We Are

NEATSPACES is one of the only FULL service companies in Ontario providing downsizing and estate services, concierge level move management services, residential and small business organizing, and pre-listing home preparation services. Since 2004, we’ve been helping busy families and individuals overcome life’s stresses by creating organizing systems within their home and managing moves at various life stages.

Friendly, trustworthy and caring, you can count on our experience for your solutions. The NEATSPACES team always strives to minimize your stress and need for heavy lifting by implementing a detailed plan of action enabling you to move ahead with minimum effort. We believe you deserve to be treated fairly and professionally demonstrated through care, compassion and understanding during your time of transition.

Whether your needs are for one-on-one organizing support or a team approach, NEATSPACES is ready to help.

Why Choose Us

Our job is simple: to make your organizing and moves easy. When you hire NEATSPACES, you are well on your way to freedom from clutter and disorganization. Our passion is in helping you live a life free of clutter and free of the daily struggles that come with being disorganized.

Whether your needs require one-on-one organizing help, or a team approach for larger or time sensitive projects, we can help. We take the time to listen to your needs, discuss your options and develop a plan of action. In fact, many of our clients hire us during difficult transitions such as divorce, death of a loved one, a move from their family home, or when they’re struggling with an illness. We understand the emotional stress of this process and we’ll be by your side, offering compassionate, non-judgmental support every step of the way.

Our services are available throughout the following communities: Ancaster, Burlington, Oakville, Dundas, Georgetown, Milton, Mississauga, Brampton, Niagara Falls, Stoney Creek and Toronto.

 NEATSPACES is a member of the Professional Organizers in Canada and NAPO, bound by a strict code of ethics and fully insured. Our trained team of Professional Organizers take the time to listen to your needs, discuss your options and develop a plan of action.

Our trained team of Professional Organizers takes the time to listen to your needs, discuss your options and develop a plan of action. We are one of the only FULL service organizing, downsizing and estate services, move management and sale preparation companies in Ontario.

Our Owner

Edith Michel

Edie Michel’s enjoyment of project management, and her love for homes, décor and neat spaces drew her into professional organizing as a career.  

On a personal level, Edie has developed a high level of compassionate understanding through her journey of caregiving and the stress of the sandwich generation. She knows from personal experience the comfort and peace of mind a trusted advisor can bring to the table in times of stress and transition.

She has held the role of primary caregiver, executor and trustee for her mother, sister and other family members and knows first hand the amount of energy, time and sincere compassion is demanded during these times. Edie found herself balancing young children, elderly and ill family members, downsizing with her mother twice from her family home and then from a condo into her own home. She recalls the emotional strain and feeling overwhelmed during those periods wanting to be everything to everyone

“It would have been wonderful during that difficult time to have had someone I trusted and who brought compassion and understanding to the process. Downsizing my mother meant discarding many sentimental items that told my family’s story – both good and bad. When my mother passed away, although she had downsized already, I remember how hard it was to pack away her clothes, remaining decor and mementos for the final time.”

Professionally, Edie’s honed her project management expertise and aptitude for organization through previous work with seniors, as well as in the financial services industry. Edie’s background as a charitable board member and skilled project manager helps her to bring the highest level of professionalism and efficiency to organizing services.

Edie strives to embrace best practices in organization and productivity through her memberships with Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) and National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). She is passionate about education, business connections, industry research and standards for professional organization, and brings all of these to her clients through her work with NEATSPACES.

Edie has held many volunteer positions, including with POC, The Junior League of Toronto, Rugby Ontario, JDRF and more. 

Our Team

We understand how much time and effort can be required to choose and handle multiple services during times of transition in your home.

Neatspaces simplifies this process for you, and has done the work to screen and partner with the most trustworthy, efficient professionals that will work well with you as an individual. 

All of our team members share in the philosophy of demonstrating the highest standards of trust and efficiency while working with you. They are trained to respect your home and all of your belongings as your personal journey, wherever that has taken you.  

Transitions can be difficult.  The team at Neatspaces has not only the experience and skills necessary, but also the compassion, understanding and respect that will gain your trust in our ability to successfully work with you to meet the individual goals of your project.

Jane Ingram-Cox

Lead Professional Organizer, Transition Specialist, Hoarding Specialist
Jane specializes in downsizing, chronic disorganization, hoarding, and helping individuals & families reduce their clutter and stress. Jane has completed 15 courses in chronic disorganization, where she has learned to help her clients reduce the chaos that surrounds them. Jane provides the support you need to reach your goals in a non-judgmental and patient manner. Jane had a long career in the senior care industry as a retirement home marketing manager. Jane may insist that a certain piece of furniture is too large for a retirement suite which is at first disappointing for the client but understand that it comes from her years of experience understanding what a safe, aesthetically pleasing retirement home suite should look like. She goes that extra mile to make sure that your shelves are nicely decorated, cords and other tripping hazards are managed, and the environment feels like home instantly. Jane’s superior project management skills, attention to detail and understanding the stress of transition, make her the ideal choice to manage a move of any size. Jane is a lover of animals, is the mother of four daughters and enjoys time at the cottage.

Colin Cameron

Trained Professional Organizer, Transition Specialist
Colin is a patient, relaxed, confident home organizer who works well with seniors and families during transition. His Master of Education degree and 20 years in the banking industry prepared him well to care for the needs of each client as an individual and take the time to work with them to achieve their desired goals. Looking for a career change, professional organizing was a natural fit. In 2015 Colin joined Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) and completed the requirements to be a Trained Professional Organizer. He is passionate about continued industry education and makes attending the POC National Conference a priority. He currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Halton/Peel Chapter of the Professional Organizers in Canada. His attention to detail, excellent communication skills with a wonderful sense of humour thrown into the mix make him easy to work with. Colin welcomes all organizing challenges from entire homes to specific projects including basements and outdoor spaces but admits book organization and home libraries are his passion. Personally, he is a lover of history, reading, collecting books, cooking, and organizing cookbooks!

Renata Lynch

Trained Professional Organizer, Transition Specialist
Renata looked back and realized she had been organizing family and friends most of her life! Sorting and organizing spaces have always been a passion. She has a keen eye when making spaces neat and aesthetically pleasing, and several years ago decided to turn her skills into a profession. She joined the Toronto Chapter of the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) and now residing in the Burlington area, is a valued member of the Halton/Peel Chapter. Renata specializes in residential organizing, decluttering, and downsizing as well as organizing home offices. Clients love Renata’s calm, professional way of working through a project. She brings both a passion for organizing and sincere interest in helping the client. In her own words, “I love helping people find order in their homes.”

Leah Cromb

Trained Professional Organizer, Transition Specialist
Leah is truly passionate about the wellbeing of individuals and supporting them in reaching their goals. In her previous career as a Certified Credit Counsellor, she helped people reach financial wellness with a focus on day to day money management and budgeting to pay off debt. In this capacity she learned that people’s environments and stress levels have a huge impact on their wellbeing. Looking for a change, she realized that a career in professional organizing could advance her ability to help people beyond only financial wellness by bringing order and calm into their homes and offices. Leah loves helping clients declutter items from their past that no longer serve them in their present lives. Leah has a steady, focused approach to organizing a client’s space, helping to simplify their life with the overall goal of reducing stress and increasing wellbeing. In the absence of the chaos and stress that an environment surrounded by clutter brings, Leah takes pride in setting her clients up for personal and professional success. Whether it’s helping someone to declutter, organize, downsize and/or settle into a new home, Leah does it with empathy, compassion and patience, while making sure the client’s goals are being fulfilled. Trained Professional Organizer and member of the Professional Organizers of Canada, Toronto Chapter, Leah maintains a foot in the corporate world working part time as a Business Support Manager for a corporate health and wellness company.

Nicole Johnston

Organizing and Transition Specialist
Growing up Nicole was always extremely organized, to the point where she was the “go to” kid when it was time to clean up your room. "I would constantly find ways to organize and reorganize things until it was perfect.” Nicole demonstrates this level of passion for order in the attention to detail she brings to all her client projects. "Even now every item of clothing in my dresser is folded the same way, my closet is organized by colour and by season. I have always felt that decluttering and maximizing the space I was provided relieved a “weight off my shoulders” and brought me tremendous satisfaction when it was completed. I enjoy finding ways to organize small rooms enabling me to hold all the necessities while still allowing the room to be functional." Nicole’s career began with a five year tenure as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), demonstrating genuine concern for her patients with a calm, soothing nature. When she found herself at the nursing station, she began to find ways to organize the space to ensure staff was able to complete tasks effectively and efficiently. "I found myself enjoying the organizational aspect of my job more so than nursing itself. It was at this point that I decided I needed a change and entered the world of Professional Organizers in Canada." Nicole’s favourite organizing project would be decluttering and organizing a master closet but her experience in administration makes creating and organizing a file system an easy task. Her past work with seniors makes her an ideal choice for helping seniors downsize and organizing superfluous items for auction, consignment, or donation. In her spare time she loves to collect antiques, particularly relics from the medical world, read non-fiction, travel and pilot a four seater plane! Her calm, friendly nature makes her a natural team player and puts the client at ease.

Giving Back

Local Communities
Throughout our 15 year history, NEATSPACES has been committed to giving back to local communities, partner initiatives and professional association charitable initiatives. We have a strong belief in giving back to those in need and the wonderful organizations committed to bettering the lives of seniors, those less fortunate and people enduring hardships. Examples of our commitment are with Halton’s Women’s Place, Ronald McDonald House, Oakville Professional Fire Fighters Association, Community Lifestyle Trade Shows,Boomer and Senior Shows and Exhibits, Retirement Home Socials and Fundraisers and more.
Professional Organizers in Canada
Edie is a member of the Professional Organizers in Canada, currently serving her second term as the Treasurer of the Toronto Chapter since April of 2018. Through its association with POC, Neatspaces embodies the best practices of professional organizers nationwide, embracing professionalism, code of ethics, and collegiality.
Junior League of Toronto
During her decades-long membership, Edie has served as a board member and committee chair. For almost a decade, she project-managed volunteer teams to roll out high-profile designer show houses for philanthropic initiatives, including Ronald McDonald House 2 and The Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf. Her signature accomplishment was the Graydon Hall Showcase, setting record profits and attendance numbers, raising half a million dollars and attracting 20,000 people through its doors.
Rugby Ontario
In 2013, Edie joined the fundraising committee of Rugby Ontario, later becoming a board member involved in overseeing the organization’s governance and fundraising from 2015-2017. She spearheaded the writing of a successful $100,000 grant proposal and fostered community by introducing The Friends of Rugby initiative at the Pan Am Games.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
In the spring of 2018, the struggle of living with Type 1 Diabetes became a reality for Edie’s family with the diagnosis of a loved one. The community of T1D families and the wonderful staff and volunteers at JDRF made a difficult time easier. Edie asked what she could do to give back to the community and was asked to sit on the Gala Committee for A Night of Promise, one of the signature fundraisers for T1 Diabetes
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