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People say that Certified Professional Organizer® Karen Sencich has been motivating and organizing others since the day she was born!

A corporate background in Human Resource Management provided skills in procedure writing, goal setting, training, public speaking and newsletter writing. For over 10 years Karen facilitated a seven week marriage preparation class designed to help the newly engaged organize their life expectations, finances and conflict management.

Recognizing an urgent need in our fast paced society for training in essential life management skills, Karen became a Professional Organizer and created Sencich Solutions in 1999.The company was later renamed Havoc to Harmony specializing in family management, motivation and hands on residential and office organizing.

Homeowners, small businesses and corporate clients call Karen "the universal remote to life" as she assists them click through various life transitions with humour and practical, easy-to-implement organizing processes.

In February 2007 Havoc to Harmony launched Tackle It Now Programs. In conjunction with publisher Permacharts Inc. Karen authored a series of laminated reference guides link to products page to condense and simplify the organizing process.

A dynamic and entertaining speaker and trainer, Karen tells it like it is to her enthusiastic corporate and public audiences. She has been an active member of Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) since its inception and has been a featured speaker at many of their annual conferences. In addition, she facilitates national teleclasses each month through the POC education committee. Karen is also a member of the US based National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization.

In 2002 Karen was the co-recipient, along with Laurene Livesey Park, of the prestigious Harold Taylor Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of Professional Organizing. She believes that organizing is an essential life skill and it's never too late to learn. Her organizing seminars for the public and new professional organizers have been offered at Sheridan College and Humber College.

Karen has authored many solution-oriented articles and publications including Havoc to Harmony at Home, Holidays Without Hassles and Steps to Success for Professional Organizers.

Her work is well known through features in the Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Today's Parent magazines, on CHFI and EZ Rock radio, on Canada AM, Rogers cable and REAL LIFE on CTS television. She writes for Women with Vision, a national magazine for entrepreneurs. Articles also appear at www.bramptonnews.com.



Toronto ON Transition Specialist | ON Organization Specialist | Toronto ON Storage Solution

Award Winner

Award Winner

Co-recipient of the 2003 Harold Taylor Award -

"For outstanding contribution to the field of Professional Organizing and to Professional Organizers in Canada."

Silver Leaf POC Member

Silver Leaf POC Member

Silver Leaf member of Professional Organizers in Canada (POC), the Canadian association dedicated to increasing public awareness to the field of Professional Organization and providing nation-wide training and development for organizers.


ICD Subscriber

ICD Subscriber

The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) is the premier resource for solutions, methods and techniques for dealing with chronic disorganization.


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Tackle it Now Tip

Hints for Handling Your Gift List

How do you handle your holiday wish lists? Sometimes the simplest hints are the best. For years I have been using the same easy to implement method.

  • I purchase the tiniest address book I can find and assign one page for each person on my guest list.
  • I record their sizes, colour and style preferences.
  • I include family members, friends, hairdresser and all service providers.
  • I keep the list inside my wallet so it can quickly and easily be updated.
  • Information for stocking gifts is also recorded.
  • I can frequently review what I have purchased to keep my budget on track.
  • As I wrap gifts I check them off!
  • If certain gifts need to be hidden I record where they were put.
  • I also list ideas and purchases of hostess gifts to keep on hand.

There are many benefits to this system. It is lightweight and portable, but most importantly since I keep the lists year after year, it helps me to prevent repeating gift ideas. Who wants to get a sweater or tie year after year?


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