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Space of Mine sur RTS Info

4 mai 2018
La pratique du désencombrement, qui vise à se débarrasser d’objets souvent inutiles, connaît un véritable succès depuis quelques années. En Suisse, cette pratique se professionnalise de plus en plus.Le désencombrement, un phénomène en pleine croissance en Suisse. Cette tendance se confirme aussi en Suisse, selon Virginie Dor, fondatrice de Space of Mine et vice-présidente de l’Association suisse des organisateurs professionnels (Swiss-APO). “Lorsque nous avons fondé l’association nationale, il y a deux ans, nous étions dix membres. Aujourd’hui, nous sommes 22.” Cliquez ici pour lire tout l’article “Le désencombrement, un phénomène en pleine croissance en Suisse”

Pros du rangement: un secteur en croissance

30 octobre 2017
13 Août 2017 – Par Camille Andres, Ils se désignent comme des organisateurs professionnels et sont spécialisés dans le tri, l’organisation, le rangement. Rencontre avec des experts d’un nouveau genre, aujourd’hui très demandés. Comment désengorger sa maison, des livres aux objets sentimentaux, des vêtements aux documents administratifs? A la rentrée, Eliette & Marieke Staub, à la tête de Clarity Home Détox, proposeront en plus de sessions privées une série d’ateliers à Genève, Lausanne et Vevey pour organiser sa maison et s’assurer d’un rangement durable. Le secteur a le vent en poupe, boosté notamment par la désormais célèbre méthode KonMari, du nom de Marie Kondo, essayiste japonaise, auteure, en 2011 d’une véritable bible dans le domaine, La magie du rangement, vendu depuis à près de 2,5 millions d’exemplaires dans le monde. Un secteur qui se structure Le succès est tel qu’une association de professionnels spécialistes de l’organisation s’est créée en Suisse, à l’été 2016, l’Association suisse des organisateurs professionnels, ou Swiss-APO. «Nous sommes aujourd’hui 20 membres, qui respectent un code éthique strict et un guide de pratiques», souligne sa vice-présidente Virginie Dor, consciente qu’aujourd’hui, il est «compliqué» de trouver des critères pour juger du professionnalisme d’un organisateur. «En Europe, il n’existe pas de formation standard», regrette cette experte, qui a exercé aux Etats-Unis durant six ans: «là-bas, la pratique est répandue depuis une bonne trentaine d’année», explique la jeune femme, qui a lancé son entreprise, Space of mine, entre Genève et Lausanne en 2014. Cependant, quelques bonnes pratiques sont indispensables pour exercer ce métier, à commencer par la confidentialité. «Beaucoup de clients ne veulent pas que l’on sache qu’ils ont fait appel à nous», remarque la professionnelle. Par ailleurs elle souligne qu’il est important «de ne pas juger, de ne pas forcer la main aux clients, mais de les aider à trouver leur propre système de rangement, être à l’écoute de leur besoin». Diplômée en psychologie, Virginie Dor remarque remarque combien cela peut être utile pour travailler avec des personnes «dans la désorganisation chronique, ou bien super maniaques, voire atteintes de syollogonamie, cette tendance à l’accumulation compulsive». Si le professionnel du rangement n’est pas là pour traiter, il est une aide précieuse pour accompagner ces symptômes. Clients type: femmes mariées et expatrié Aujourd’hui, le client type de ces pros du rangement est «avant tout une femme, souvent mariée avec enfants», note Virginie Dor. Expatriés ou retraités font aussi appel à ses services. Le besoin de rangement peut être dû à une défi structurel ou situationnel: déménagement dans un espace plus petit ou l’arrivée d’un enfant, par exemple; ou a un problème plus permanent et historique. Les tarifs varient selon les cantons mais se situent en général de «60 à 120 CHF de l’heure», note l’experte. Une session de rangement dure au minimum trois heures. Autre option: le rangement est aussi demandé aux femmes de ménage. «Tri et rangement vont de pair avec le ménage, on nous le demande parfois. Ce matin une cliente m’a demandé 10h de ménage dont 8 de rangement, mais au total cela constitue peut-être 1% de nos commandes»,

Interview knowitall.ch 2017

30 octobre 2017
Virginie Dor is the founder of Space of Mine, a professional business specializing in residential organizing that provides services through Geneva and Lausanne. With knowledge, dedication and care, Virginie Dor is committed to helping individuals and families better their lives, take control of their surroundings and time by creating organizing solutions that are individually tailored to each client. As a proud member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), she is an expert in clutter control, work flow, space planning and time management. To learn more about Virginie, visit her profile on LinkedIn. www.space-of-mine.ch Are you organized? By Virginie Dor, Space of Mine How would you describe an “organized space”? Some of the answers I hear most often are: “uncluttered”, “neat”, “tidy”, “spare”, “minimalistic” or even “boring”. Truth is, an organized space has nothing to do with these characteristics. Some people’s home can on the surface appear straight out of a magazine with clear counters, neatly stacked magazines staged on the coffee table, and family pictures carefully displayed on the fireplace mantel; yet what you may find when opening their kitchen cabinets or hallway closets is no real system in place and out of control chaos. While on the other hand, others live and work in complete physical clutter; and yet feel comfortable in their environment and are able to find anything in no time. Could they be considered “organized”? Absolutely! Being organized has less to do with the way an environment looks than how it functions. If a person is able to find what it is they want when they need it, feel unencumbered in achieving their goals and is happy in their space; then that person is well organized. January is Get Organized (GO) Month! According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, organizing is the second-most popular New-Year’s resolution, just after losing weight! Thinking back on it, it seemed to me that organizing your tangible resources, your time, your thoughts, and your energy is the key to reaching all of our other resolutions too. It is no coincidence that the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has named January National Get Organized month. Still not convinced? According to a NAPO public survey, 82% of people believe that if they were more organized, their quality of life would improve. So here are a few tips to get 2016 off to a great start: Source: knowitall.ch

5 tips to be more organized

15 mai 2016
Published:15 mai 2016 : by http://livingeneva.com/5-tips-to-be-more-organized-by-virginie-dor-professional-organizer/ 5 tips to be more organized To be honest with you, I had NO idea what a professional organizer was or what he/she did. Therefore I was very interested to meet Virginie Dor, the proud owner of Space-of-Mine an owner operated business specialized in residential organizing servicing Vaud, Geneva, Neuchatel and everywhere in between! A little more about Virginie: Virginie has traveled/lived all around the world and has a huge experience in Professional Organizing! She is member of theNational Association of Professional Organizers and has an natural intuition to do what she does. Therefore, I asked her to share some of her well kept secrets on how to keep a space organized! A little more about Space of Mine: Specialized in residential organizing, they are committed to help individuals better their lives, take control of their surroundings and time by customizing systems and processes using organizing principles. They are experts in clutter control, work flow, space planning and time management. They provide full organizing services including personal shopping, pick-up, delivery, assembling and disposal of goods and furniture. 5  Simple tips to be more organized (and stay more organized) 1.- Use your Logic We went through my house and saw an obvious (yet I hadn’t realized) thing to do. I could not arrange my hand bags, because a really big one did not fit. Therefore we switched the height of the shelves and TADA! Now I can arrange by bags, my clutches are in the bottom because it is easier to grab. Before & After of my Bags Virginie: “There are no rules; you have to think outside the box! I personally store my handbags in the kitchen for example” 2.- Avoid EXTRA steps Do you have a pile of papers on top of your desk all the time? This is probably because it takes you 72513 steps to file it, put it in the right place and contain it. The things that you do all the time try to avoid steps and have open places to put them: To Do, Done, In Process.Use stackable trays or wall mounted systems to save space as well. Virginie: “I often recommend using hanging file folder systems and vertical boxes rather than binders to file paperwork. It is quick, practical, simple and allows for an easy retrieval” 3.- SEE Clearly Try to organize your thing in clear boxes, bins, zip-lock bags and opt for open shelving. It is easier to be organized when you can see what‘s inside and also it is much much easier to find! Virginie: “I like to keep things like linen, duvet covers or kid’s toys in clear plastic bags or boxes; this makes it easier to store, stack and find!” 4.- Fold and arrange smartly I have heard that it is easier to fold vertically, but I had never had the time to test it. Now that I did, I see that it is much easier to keep it organized and also it saves time when I am looking for

Bring some order into your life with Space of Mine

24 février 2016
Bring some order into your life with Space of Mine Published: 08 November 2015 by Knowitall.ch How many times have you wondered what it would be like if you had more time to organize your belongings and bring some order to your life? How much calmer would you be, if all the unnecessary clutter was removed from your home? Well, now you can find out!  Virginie Dor, founder of Space of Mine, offers a professional organizing service designed to help individuals take control of their surroundings. Expert in clutter control, work flow, space planning, and time management, Space of Mine uses proven organizing principles to create customized systems and processes for its clients. In short, Space of Mine specializes in: Residential organizing/daily organizing: – Hands-on home organizing (attic to basement) – Space planning & optimization – Time management & productivity Lifestyle changes & transitions/situational disorganization: – Births & deaths – Marriage, divorces & blended families – Career changes – Limited mobility (aging, illnesses & accidents) Moving & Relocation: – Pack, unpack & organize – Senior move management Chronic Disorganization: – Hoarding – Executive functioning disorders – ADD, ADHD – OCD Asked how she got into the business of organizing, Virginie told knowitall.ch, “Genetics might have something to do with it! Between my father’s 30 color-coded sock drawers and my grandmother’s uncontrollable urge to rearrange furniture in a doctors waiting room, I was born to do this. I have also moved nationally and internationally over 20 times and enjoyed every minute of it, my last move being to Switzerland in September 2014.” She continued, “As far as I can remember, I have always felt an innate desire to help others one way or another. I have volunteered as a childbirth assistant (Doula), worked with refugee children and am now helping people sort through the chaos of their busy lives.” Virginie started her company in 2012 and has been working as a full-time professional organizer since then. As a proud member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), she has had the privilege of studying and working with and for some of the best professionals in the industry. So what makes Space of Mine different to the handful of other professional organizers in Switzerland? Virginie told us, “What separates me from others in this business is not only my extensive training and experience in the US (where the field originated over 30 years ago), but also the fact that I am the only member of the National Organization of Professional Organizers (in Switzerland, France, Italy and Belgium), which is the international industry authority. Members obey a strict code of ethics, and have access to an extensive network of resources, knowledge and continuing education opportunities. Unlike others, I also offer senior move management services (downsizing, move, relocation, and transition to retirement homes) and cater to individuals suffering from limited mobility and memory impairments. On a personal level, I am particularly attuned to cultures and customs when working with my clients and take

January is Get Organized (GO) Month!

7 janvier 2016
Published: 06 January 2016 by http://www.knowitall.ch/ By Virginie Dor, Space of Mine January is Get Organized (GO) Month!   According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, organizing is the second-most popular New-Year’s resolution, just after losing weight! Thinking back on it, it seemed to me that organizing your tangible resources, your time, your thoughts, and your energy is the key to reaching all of our other resolutions too. It is no coincidence that the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has named January National Get Organized month. Still not convinced? According to a NAPO public survey, 82% of people believe that if they were more organized, their quality of life would improve. So here are a few tips to get 2016 off to a great start:  1. Identify the Benefits Getting Organized Can Have in YOUR Life More space,more money, more time to do the things that matter most in your life…? How about peace of mind, a greater sense of control, lower stress level, better productivity, and increased focus?     2. Decide Where to Start Choose to tackle the area that causes you the greatest stress. Is it the stack of mail spilling over your kitchen table, or your overstuffed garage? Big or small, start with what will make the biggest impact in your daily life. Now that you know where to start, literally write out in your calendar the exact times and dates you will dedicate to getting it done.     3. Break It Down Break down the bigger tasks into manageable projects you can accomplish in 15 to 60 minutes max; and time yourself. As you work, consciously remind yourself that ”all you need to do right now is finish this one space” or “all you need to do for the next 15 minutes is… sort clothing by type.”         4. Use the SIMPLE Method To keep progressing in the right direction and avoid overthinking, use the SIMPLE acronym: S ort I dentify what to keep M ake a home for it P ut it in containers L abel it E stablish a routine   5. Gather Likes with Likes Gather all of your like items together and evaluate them as a group. It’s a lot easier to make decisions on what can go when you’re actually looking at how many you have of each item. Start with broad categories (such as ‘hair’ when organizing your bathroom); and once the first sorting is done, subdivide further into specific categories (hairpins and clips, brushes, products, etc.) And finally, find the right container for it (for example, Ziplocs for small bathroom items.)     6. Put It Where You Use It Being organized is often more about thinking outside the box and fine tuning one’s daily routines than simply finding a home for everything. In order to STAY organized, you will need to find systems that are functional and easy to maintain. Putting things back where they belong should take no more