Clare organizes at home...
A natural at process simplification, Clare develops and refines systems to tackle routine tasks. Saving a few minutes every day is an effective way to ‘make time’. By being resourceful and creatively storing possessions to avoid clutter, she can ‘create space’.
Through relocating from Toronto to Tokyo, Montreal and back, Clare has become adept at preparing for and managing moves. She understands how overwhelming moves and renovations can be and is able to pave the way for a less stressful experience.
and at work...
With a fifteen year corporate career in Marketing, Sales, Human Resources and Communications, both in national and international companies, Clare understands senior management concerns and how to practically support today’s workforce, especially with respect to making choices between work and personal life.
A progressive thinker, Clare encourages sustainable alternative work arrangements by helping employees and home-based entrepreneurs establish comfortable, efficient work environments and develop productive work habits. She is a proud member of the Canadian Telework Association and an affiliate member of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists.
appears as a guest expert...
Clare writes regularly for Today's Parent, and has been featured in House & Home Magazine, Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Style at Home. Clare has been featured by CBC, the Globe and Mail, Report on Business and The Canadian Press as an organizing and productivity expert. Clare also appears regularly as a guest expert on national television shows such as The Social, The Marilyn Denis Show, CityLine, The Steven and Chris Show, Breakfast Television, Canada AM, CTV Newsatnoon, CHCH TV, Downright Domestic, Money Moron2 and Get Connected. Clare also appears on The Shopping Channel, HSN and QVC.
speaks to wide audiences...
Clare is a compelling speaker and has delivered engaging presentations on topics such as How to Make Your Office Work for You, From Overwhelmed to In Control, Getting Organized at Home: The Source of a Smooth Day, and Living an Organized Lifestyle to diverse audiences in Canada and the US.
is an organizing industry professional...
Clare is a Silver Leaf Member and former National Board Director of Marketing for Professional Organizers in Canada (POC), Canada's national association for organizing professionals. In 2013, she was honoured to receive the Harold Taylor Award for her contributions to the industry. She is a Golden Circle member of US-based NAPO, the National Association of Professional Organizers. Clare continues to develop organizing expertise via the Institute on Challenging Disorganization and has received Level 1 Certificates in Chronic Disorganization, ADD Issues, Mental Health Challenges, Life Transitions, Students, Learning Styles and Modalities. She also serves as ICD's media coordinator.
Clare is also a Canadian Certified Staging Professional (CCSP®)
and an organizing product developer...
Clare has created several organizing and time management products sold at retailers throughout North America and Japan.
Before Pliio® After Pliio®™
The Pliio Clothing Management System
Co-created by Clare Kumar and an industrial designer, the Pliio Clothing Management System makes it easy to turn messy piles of clothes into organized files of clothes by allowing anyone to fold, file and therefore, find their clothes. The Pliio Clothing Filer™ tames drawers and the Pliio Clothing Piler™ puts an end to sloppy shelves. Pliio Storage Boxes are designed to accommodate Clothing Filers and let you file on shelves, divide drawers and pack a suitcase.
Consumer Reports' Shop Smart magazine called it "one of the top ten organizing products that really work", and included it in their round up of 2012's best laundry and cleaning products.
The Organized Family - 2012 Weekly Planning Calendar
Text by Clare Kumar, Graphics and Layout by Yuriko Zakimi. A calendar to help busy families keep on top of things. Included a babysitter/caregivers page, chore charts, home and garden maintenance check lists and big picture annual calendars. Sold at Chapters and Indigo.
A Balanced Life - 2012 Wall Calendar
Text by Clare Kumar, Graphics and Layout by Yuriko Zakimi. Based on the Wheel of Life, this calendar serves to inspire a fulfilling life without regrets. Sold at Chapters and Indigo.
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