About Outside the Box Organisation Solutions

Our Mission is to be a leader of change in the world. 
Helping people to live with less so they can experience more.
Helping our planet suffer less by introducing conscious consumerism so we can all experience more of our amazing planet.

Hi I’m Carolyn Verhoef I created Outside the Box Organisation Solutions in 2007. Over this time we’ve helped hundreds of  people, families and businesses get organised and live with less, across Sydney and Perth.

What I love about helping people get organised is the freedom and clarity this brings to help you live the life you truly want. What I realised early on is that helping people get organised is more than creating beautiful spaces and putting things away in boxes. The only way to create  organisation and calm in our lives permanently is to look at what occurs Outside the Box, they are your habits, your systems, your unique logic and sometimes your emotional attachment to things.

Outside the Box Organisation Solutions has been awarded the Top 100 Influential Small Business Award 2016. We pride ourselves on developing strong relationships in the community and delivering an exceptional customer experience. Outside the Box Organisation Solutions is strong supporter of and partner of Strive & Thrive, committed to supporting Outside the Box Organisation Solutions supporting Strive & Thrivegood mental health and wellbeing. We have full police clearance certificate. We are  fully insured so you can be assured of our commitment and integrity to serving you.

About Carolyn Verhoef

I have always loved the sense of calm that comes with being organised. In my insanely busy life it was the only thing that kept me from spinning out of control.

Realising that many people struggle with being organised and it’s affect not just to them but their business, career and family, I started to use my intuitive organisation and coaching skills to help others create this sense calm.

I’ve draw on over 20 years experience in small business management to give you the sound, practical and simple ways to organise for better productivity and profits.

Being a creative person I also use skills as teacher, coach and trainer to communicate on all levels. My clients comment that I leave them feeling inspired and energised after our sessions which I love to hear and feel privileged to be a part of someone’s success.

My goal as your Personal Organising Coach is to ensure you reach your desired outcome in your space but also your sense of wellbeing and sanctuary that comes with being organised.

In Life Purpose Coaching I take you on a journey that uncovers your true potential to live the life you truly desire, clear the blockages that may be holding you back including the physical and mind clutter in your life.

My skills and experience include:

  • “Expert” Accredited Member of the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers AAPO
  • Certified in the 5P’s to Prosperity Spiritual Life Coach program
  • Feng Shui certificate of completion in Four Pillars of Desity, Flying Stars, Form School and Bagua Schools of Feng Shui
  • Seven years working with Australia’s top retailer in designer organisational products
  • Nine years organising experience with clients in homes and businesses
  • Executive Committee member and active volunteer member of AAPO since 2010
  • Public Relations Portfolio Manager for AAPO 2012/13 and 2013/14
  • Winner of the People’s Choice Award for outstanding service to the Professional Organising Industry from AAPO 2013
  • Winner of the 2012 AAPO Public Relations Portfolio Award
  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate holder
  • Certified Belly Dance from the Heart teacher
  • 18 years experience in running retail business
  • Qualified chef
  • 6 years spent in management positions in the hospitality industry

I would love to share with you how to live with less so you can experience more of the things you love.


Awards and CertificationsAbout-outside-the-box-solutions-AAPO-Expert

I am an ”Expert” Accredited member of the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO). AAPO is the industry association for Professional Organisers throughout Australia, New Zealand & Asia. AAPO functions to:  Create industry standards for its members to work to, ensuring its members are able to develop new skills in the industry. Educate the public on the value of Professional Organising. As a member I adhere to AAPO Code of Conduct explained on their website.

Winner of Top 100 small business 2016Winner of Nifnex Top 100 Influential Small Business 2016

Australasian Association of Professional Organisers People’s Choice Award 2013

Public Relations Portfolio Award for outstanding work in the industry of Professional Organising 2012

AAPO National Executive Committee Member 2012 to 2014 Public Relations Portfolio Manager

About Outside the Box Solutions certifications Certificate of Completion from Complete Feng Shui in the following schools of Feng Shui – Form School, Bagua, Four Pillars of Destiny Chinese Astrology and Flying Stars Feng Shui for your home.

Certified Spiritual Life Coach, through Discovering Your Life’s Purpose using the 5P’s to Prosperity with Kelly Sayers

Get OrgWAMED 2015 Carolyn Verhoef Presenteranised Professional Organisers Consultant Training completed 2010

The J Factor Coach Training for Managers completed 2010

Mental Health First Aid Certificate 2012

Shemiran Ibrahim Bellydance from the Heart Certified Teacher 2010

Carolyn is very skilled and an amazing coach. She looks at the status of things, takes time to find out how and why you work a certain way, and comes up with strategies and solutions that are a fit with YOUR personality type…. If you’re a hard copy person (like me), Carolyn embraces that and works with it – and as a consequence, everything she helps you put in place is embraced and used versus resisted.

There is no judgement just a commitment to helping you realise results.  Carolyn helped me work though clean up (when I called her in I could hardly walk into the room, which had to quickly become a functioning office and stock room), and from the early stage we set up systems and a layout to support each aspect of work to be performed in the office. She did such a good job of this I next got her to advise me on my teaching venue layout and setup (being able to teach hands on classes to 12 people in a 4m x 4m space takes organisation!).

Regular sessions helped change my habits over time and I can say she has completely transformed the way I work and my work space is now reliably workable and clear.  Favorite tip – posting things only on Tuesdays…and having structures that stop my desk becoming covered in paper!

Tanya Barreto

Business Owner, The Cheese Maker