Hi, I'm Yuko. (It’s pronounced like Yukon minus the “n” at the end.)
I started clutterless in September 2015 as a side project while I was working full-time for the provincial government.
My initial focus was to help people with their household clutter. And, a few months after the website launch, I also started simplifying my husband's small business.
We began with physical clutter in the office (a room in our home) and moved away from paper to digital documents. We started using cloud-based bookkeeping system. We reviewed and streamlined business processes and cut down unnecessary expenses.
By July 2016, I had left my government job and started working full-time on clutterless and family business. And by the end of 2016, we reduced the business debt by approximately 50% due to increased efficiency.
I'd love to help you achieve what we've done with our business.
Got any question? Contact me.
Here are some blog posts that you might find useful:
- How to declutter workspace for increased productivity: digital & mental clutter
- How to declutter workspace for increased productivity: physical clutter
- How to work smarter and not harder
But who the heck is Yuko?
I'm lifelong declutterer and organizer. I worked for two provincial governments as a data analyst. I have experience in data analysis (obviously), constructing surveys, project management (not certified), report writing, and know how to use Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), R, MS Office and Google Drive products. I have an MA in sociology from the University of Alberta.
But who really is Yuko?
People always want to know where I'm "really" from so here it is.
I'm originally from Japan (the same place that produced KonMari) and came to Canada when I was 15. I came here by myself. I met my now husband a few years later, and we've been married for 21 years this year. We have two children (one human, one canine) and live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.