About Jane Veldhoven
More than 20 years ago, Jane Veldhoven turned her childhood love of organizing into a thriving business in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She loves helping busy professionals and recent retirees discover the freedom of living with less and the joy of functional storage solutions and a beautifully decorated home.
In 2018 Jane put everything she knows to the test by downsizing from her 3-bedroom home to a 600 square foot downtown apartment. She loves her minimalist lifestyle!
At Get Organized by Design we are all about designing systems and spaces to create the best possible outcome and bring joy to your home. We can also help you save you time and money on your next renovation project. Jane's love of all things mid-century modern gives her design work a unique style, as does her slight obsession with minimalism and tiny houses.
- TV Personality and Host of The Big Downsize documentary series for Vision TV from 2019 to 2022
- Certified Interior Decorator since 2019
- Trained Professional Organizer
- Herald Homes columnist “Streamline Your Stuff” from 2008 to 2020
- Harold Taylor Award winner for dedication to the professional organizing industry and Professional Organizers in Canada 2014
- Chair of the Nova Scotia Interior Decorators Association 2018 to 2020
- Founding member of the Professional Organizers in Canada Atlantic Chapter in 2003
- National Board member Professional Organizers in Canada two-year term
In the Media
In the Vision TV series, The Big Downsize, professional organizer and de-clutterer Jane Veldhoven shows us how to get the job done by helping families who desperately need to shed their belongings. With the clock ticking, saying goodbye to their stuff proves more complicated than expected.
Jane has also made numerous appearances on local and national television and radio helping to raise awareness of the profession in her local market and educating the public on all aspects of organizing. This includes The Marilyn Denis Show, CBC’s Mainstreet, Global TV, CTV Atlantic, Zoomer radio and more.
Jane has been featured in Style at Home, Moneysense Magazine, Lifestyle Nova Scotia Magazine, and East Coast Living, as well as numerous other publications, including Business Voice, Progressive Choices, Halifax Progress Magazine, The Daily News, The Southender, and Saltscapes.
Jane is a dynamic and entertaining presenter and often receives comments from audience members like this: “Wow, it shows that you really love what you do!” Her presentations are enlightening and engaging leaving her audiences feeling truly motivated to shift their relationship with stuff and change their lives.
Jane is thrilled to be the host of the documentary series “The Big Downsize” and, since the first season aired on Vision TV in March of 2019, she has developed a passion for spreading the word on how living with less can truly change your life.
Jane has spoken to a wide variety of groups throughout the Atlantic Provinces and across Canada. Jane has been a featured speaker at the Ideal Home Show many times as part of the Herald Homes team of columnists. She has spoken to groups of new condo owners facing the challenges of downsizing or “rightsizing” as she prefers to call it. Jane delivered sessions as part of International Women’s Day for several years and she was a facilitator of the Trained Professional Organizer program for Professional Organizers in Canada for five years.
Seminars Can be Delivered Virtually or In-Person and Topics Include:
"Thank you for your wonderful presentation at the conference. It was one of the highlights for me. . . Your presentation style is delightful, and you have a way of imparting information that makes it memorable and relevant. . ."
". . . thank you for the great class on Saturday. I was so motivated from the class that I really controlled myself at the afternoon auction . . . So by Sunday evening, our bedroom was organized, and I even got through most of the newspapers I had been saving up. Looking forward to October 6th."
Cheryl L., NSCC Student