February Meeting - A Cure For Clutter

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:30pm

Clutter Boxes

 Productive Office/Peaceful Home – Creating Your Balance 

With Guest Speaker Jill Brown, Cure for Clutter

Wednesday, February 21st, 2017
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
at the Black Fin Pub, Comox (Lower Level)

Many people make a New Year's resolution to 'get organized' and then they have no idea how to get started! Come to our February meeting to hear Jill Brown's tips and tricks to declutter your home and office to create balance in your life.  Based on the 5S principle by Tom Sylvester, Jill will cover:

  • Defects – If you do something, and then have to do it again, time is wasted and you are not able to do as much.
  • Overproduction – produce the right amount (of product) at the right time.
  • Waiting – reduce or eliminate wait time
  • Non-Utilized Talent – If we are using the wrong people to do the wrongs things and missing out on their talent, we are missing out on being able to produce more value. 
  • Transportation – eliminate the need to move things multiple times
  • Inventory – how to manage effectively
  • Motion – reduce unnecessary movement
  • Extra-Processing – doing more than needed.

February's Spotlight Speakers are: 

Coralee Katzberg ~ Freedom 55 Financial

Michele Henry ~ Hot Chocolates & Cakebread. 

About Our Guest Speaker ~ Jill Brown, A Cure for Clutter

Jill Borwn


According to Jill, we come by clutter honestly.  Many of us grew up in a waste not, want not the environment, where throwing out excess items was perceived as an irresponsible action - which is how our plastic-container cupboards came into existence.

She is very familiar with having too many possessions, Jill arrived in Canada with a single suitcase in 1979, that suitcase somehow evolved into a 3 bedroom home with a garage for storage… of more items.

After moving four times in four years, emptying a commercial storage unit, and systematically creating an easy to use and easy to find filing system for her relative’s paperwork, Jill realized she loved controlling clutter.  

Interestingly, when organizing her in-laws’ basement storage the focus was not to get rid of items; instead, the project was to bring order to 60 years of possessions and make those possessions easy to find and easy to reach.  The number one objective according to Jill is that your home is comfortable, reflects your values and allows you to enjoy both your space and possessions.


  • Preregistration is required for all attendees, including Dinner Club Members. Deadline is Sunday, Feb. 18th.
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  • Are you a member of another Vancouver Island women's business networking group (Oceanside, Nanaimo or Victoria)? You are eligible for member pricing, email us for details.
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  • When you arrive, please park in the lower Marina parking lot. 
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