About Jane Veldhoven

More than 15 years ago, Jane Veldhoven turned her childhood love of organizing into a thriving business in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She loves helping busy professionals 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’s living her dream!

Get Organized by Design is all about designing systems and spaces to create the best possible outcome and bring clarity to your life. It’s also about saving you time and money. 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.

Jane Veldhoven
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Career Highlights

  • TV Personality and Host of The Big Downsize documentary series for Vision TV since 2019
  • 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 Nova Scotia Chapter in 2003
  • National Board member Professional Organizers in Canada two-year term
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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.

Marilyn Denis Show
CBC Radio
Global TV
CTV Atlantic
Zoomer-Radio

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.

East Coast Living Dec 2019
Designer Showcase 2008
Halifax Daily News May 2007
Halifax Herald 2004
Lifestyles Nova Scotia Fall 2003
Canadian Living Jan 2017
Metro News Jan 2010
Weekly News Aug 2007
Designer Showcase 2005
Halifax Herald Sep 2004
Halifax Southender 2003
Herald Homes Dec 24 2016
NLOWE’s 2011 Annual Conference in Corner Brook, NL
Metro New Homes Jun 2008
Halifax Herald Mar 2007
Progressive Choices 2004
Halifax Herald 2003
Coverings Mar/Apr 2014
Streamline Your Stuff Spring 2011
Designer Showcase 2007
Style at Home Jun 2005
Designer Showcase 2003

Seminars

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 and her audiences feel truly motivated to move their “stuff” and change their life.

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 across Nova Scotia and in New Brunswick and Newfoundland. 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 three 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:

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"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. . ."
Stephanie

". . . 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

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