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Tannis McLaren — Professional Organizer 

 

  • Member of the Professional Organizers in Canada
  • Fully insured
  • Licensed business
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MEET YOUR HOME ORGANIZATION EXPERT,
TANNIS MCLAREN

Hi!  I’m Tannis McLaren and I LOVE to organize!

I love piles of paper, closets that are busting at the seams, garages that are piled to the ceiling and entire houses that need to be cleared or downsized.  Organizing comes naturally to me and I love sharing my skills to help people through the transitions in their lives.

I’m ambitious, energetic and I thrive in stressful situations.  I love jumping in to create solutions and systems that eliminate stress and help your days run more smoothly so you have the freedom to spend your life doing the things you love most!

I’m a working mom with two young children, a husband, two aging dogs and aging parents. We have a busy household and I know that when our house is more organized, our lives are more balanced; it’s less stressful and chaotic.  I love helping create this same peace of mind, ease and relaxation for my clients.

The Long Version

Sounds like most organizers right? Well here’s where things get really interesting! For those of you who don’t know me, I was a Naturopathic Doctor for 12 years and I also owned and operated a busy multidisciplinary Health Centre in Toronto. Things were rolling along and then one day my life stopped abruptly, I had my first panic attack and my life has never been the same. Every day became a struggle; I had to focus on putting one foot in front of the other as I navigated my way through a world of anxiety. Thankfully I had access to many resources, colleagues and other professionals who helped get me get back on track. But as much as I was able to get rid of the physical symptoms, I knew that the anxiety was my bodies’ way of getting my attention and if I didn’t look at the root of the anxiety, it would come back with full force. Deep in my heart I knew, I knew my time as a Naturopathic Doctor was no longer a possibility. I loved working with my patients, I loved helping people, I absolutely loved natural medicine but I learned that the responsibility of looking after people’s health contributed to the anxiety. So, I hired a coach to help me navigate through this mess, going to school for 8 years, leaving a busy practice and owning a Health Centre are not easy things to let go of. One day she asked me if there was something else that I would love to do. Without hesitation and without skipping a beat I answered “I want to organize”. My answer came out of nowhere but what I have come to realize is that unlike many of you, organizing actually relaxes me; I find it extremely peaceful and very calming. So, the transition began. I sold my practice and Health Centre, had another child, moved out west and started my Professional Organizing journey.

I will never separate myself from being a Naturopathic Doctor; it is a part of who I am. I treat my organizing projects no differently than I would a patient; Professional, Respectful and Confidential. I understand the emotional connection towards your stuff and I never judge. I’m not here to make you throw away your stuff. Getting organized is a holistic, organic process and together we will come up with the best solutions for you and your family. I have an amazing work ethic (raised as a prairie girl), am a member of The Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) and I stay up to date on training and attending conferences and local chapter meetings.

The most rewarding part of what I do is seeing my clients finally take a deep breath, feel more relaxed and be less stressed because everything is organized and taken care of. Contact me at hello@tannismclaren.com to explore how I can help you create this in your life!

One more thing…….

You’ll see a bit of a theme running through my website and business, I love to organize, but I also love health, especially natural medicine. I pay attention to the food we eat, the makeup I wear, what we wash our clothes in, what we clean with, etc. When I left practice, my biggest fear was that I wouldn’t get the opportunity to share my knowledge with the world but I soon realized that my organizing skills could come in handy when trying to share all of this overwhelming information. So if I can help make sense of all of this information for you, I know I am exactly where I am meant to be!

Tannis McLaren headshot long
Tannis McLaren — Professional Organizer 
Member of the Professional Organizers
in Canada
Fully Insured
Licensed Business
poc-logo

MEET YOUR HOME ORGANIZATION EXPERT, TANNIS MCLAREN

Hi!  I’m Tannis McLaren and I LOVE to organize!

I love piles of paper, closets that are busting at the seams, garages that are piled to the ceiling and entire houses that need to be cleared or downsized.  Organizing comes naturally to me and I love sharing my skills to help people through the transitions in their lives.

I’m ambitious, energetic and I thrive in stressful situations.  I love jumping in to create solutions and systems that eliminate stress and help your days run more smoothly so you have the freedom to spend your life doing the things you love most!

I’m a working mom with two young children, a husband, two aging dogs and aging parents. We have a busy household and I know that when our house is more organized, our lives are more balanced; it’s less stressful and chaotic.  I love helping create this same peace of mind, ease and relaxation for my clients.

The Long Version

Sounds like most organizers right? Well here’s where things get really interesting! For those of you who don’t know me, I was a Naturopathic Doctor for 12 years and I also owned and operated a busy multidisciplinary Health Centre in Toronto. Things were rolling along and then one day my life stopped abruptly, I had my first panic attack and my life has never been the same. Every day became a struggle; I had to focus on putting one foot in front of the other as I navigated my way through a world of anxiety. Thankfully I had access to many resources, colleagues and other professionals who helped get me get back on track. But as much as I was able to get rid of the physical symptoms, I knew that the anxiety was my bodies’ way of getting my attention and if I didn’t look at the root of the anxiety, it would come back with full force. Deep in my heart I knew, I knew my time as a Naturopathic Doctor was no longer a possibility. I loved working with my patients, I loved helping people, I absolutely loved natural medicine but I learned that the responsibility of looking after people’s health contributed to the anxiety. So, I hired a coach to help me navigate through this mess, going to school for 8 years, leaving a busy practice and owning a Health Centre are not easy things to let go of. One day she asked me if there was something else that I would love to do. Without hesitation and without skipping a beat I answered “I want to organize”. My answer came out of nowhere but what I have come to realize is that unlike many of you, organizing actually relaxes me; I find it extremely peaceful and very calming. So, the transition began. I sold my practice and Health Centre, had another child, moved out west and started my Professional Organizing journey.

I will never separate myself from being a Naturopathic Doctor; it is a part of who I am. I treat my organizing projects no differently than I would a patient; Professional, Respectful and Confidential. I understand the emotional connection towards your stuff and I never judge. I’m not here to make you throw away your stuff. Getting organized is a holistic, organic process and together we will come up with the best solutions for you and your family. I have an amazing work ethic (raised as a prairie girl), am a member of The Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) and I stay up to date on training and attending conferences and local chapter meetings.

The most rewarding part of what I do is seeing my clients finally take a deep breath, feel more relaxed and be less stressed because everything is organized and taken care of. Contact me at hello@tannismclaren.com to explore how I can help you create this in your life!

One more thing…….

You’ll see a bit of a theme running through my website and business, I love to organize, but I also love health, especially natural medicine. I pay attention to the food we eat, the makeup I wear, what we wash our clothes in, what we clean with, etc. When I left practice, my biggest fear was that I wouldn’t get the opportunity to share my knowledge with the world but I soon realized that my organizing skills could come in handy when trying to share all of this overwhelming information. So if I can help make sense of all of this information for you, I know I am exactly where I am meant to be!

I had a disaster of a playroom that had become layers on top of layers of “stuff”. It was completely non-functional, it looked awful and every time I looked at it, I felt I was in chaos.

Tannis was fabulous! She came in without judgement. She was fast, efficient, helped me stay on task and helped me to figure out what was important to keep and what I needed to release from my home. Within 4 hours we went through every nook and cranny and Tannis reorganized it into a lovely, functional space that my kids enjoy and have been able to keep tidy with only a little guidance.

Now, I no longer feel the stress from the disorganization. I feel at peace and able to have fun in the playroom with my girls.

Thank you Tannis!

– C.S

I had a disaster of a playroom that had become layers on top of layers of “stuff”. It was completely non-functional, it looked awful and every time I looked at it, I felt I was in chaos.

Tannis was fabulous! She came in without judgement. She was fast, efficient, helped me stay on task and helped me to figure out what was important to keep and what I needed to release from my home. Within 4 hours we went through every nook and cranny and Tannis reorganized it into a lovely, functional space that my kids enjoy and have been able to keep tidy with only a little guidance.

Now, I no longer feel the stress from the disorganization. I feel at peace and able to have fun in the playroom with my girls.

Thank you Tannis!

– C.S