About Outside the Box Organisation Solutions


Making happier homes and lives. Living with less stuff so you can experience more of what you love.

Organising coaching is about freedom and clarity. Because you know it’s not just about creating beautiful spaces and putting things in boxes. By finding what works for you we make permanent change to clutter and disorganisation. Together, we make a life that fits.

We’re so grateful to have served clients since 2007. Below you’ll find information to assist you in your decision, if deciding to choose me or another organiser.

Organising Life Coach and Professional Organiser.

Accredited Expert member of the Institute of Professional Organisers (IOPO)- the highest accreditation available in the Australiasia and the only accredited Professional Organiser in Perth.

I also contribute to the organising industry as an Advisory Board member of the IOPO. My role is to provide members with a career pathway and develop their skills as business owners and organisers. If you’re interested in a mentoring I’d love to chat.

A graduate of an intensive, comprehensive coach training program. An intensive five courses and over 65 hours of International Coach Federation Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). Specialising in ADD/ADHD, Time Management and Productivity. Plus an advanced course specialising in Body-Based Coaching techniques.

An Accredited Mental Health First Aider. My focus is support, information, listening and communication with positive encouragement. Because one in two Australians will suffer from a diagnosed mental health condition in their lifetime, I strongly believe this training is essential. There is no room for stigma and judgement.

Institute for Challenging Disorganization leaders in Chronic Disorganization, have awarded me a Level 1 certificate in both Chronic Disoganisation and Attention Deficiet Disorder ADD/ADHD.

Providing service excellence, personal security and peace of mind to all clients.

Full police clearance certificate and Working with Children Check to give you peace of mind. We are fully insured and abide by the code of conduct set out by the IOPO and the International Coaching Federation, which states our commitment and integrity in serving you.


Sharing the message of how to live with less and experience more.

Appearing on 9 News Perth6PR with Simon Beaumont, RTRFM Small Business Show with Jane Hebiton, Business Tonight with Sharron Attwood and more.

Awarded the Nifnex Top 100 Influential Small Business Perth Award in 2016. An award that celebrates our commitment to developing strong relationships with the community and delivering an exceptional customer experience.

In 2017 outsidetheboxsolutions.com.au was awarded the Top 100 Organising Website & Blog in the World. I was very honoured to receive this award because sharing knowledge to help anyone around the world free themselves from clutter and organise life is a big part of our mission.

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No obligation and no judgement.

About Carolyn Verhoef

Read on and feel free to search some more on the web about me and our business. Engaging with the right Professional Organiser and Organising Life Coach is important to create permanent change and the results YOU want.

From Chef to Organiser How Did That Happen?

The best skills for organising spaces have come from being a Chef. Organising a busy restaurant kitchen taught me high levels of skill for being a Professional Organiser. After this, I took on restaurant management. This meant leading teams, definitely wonderful groundwork for working as an Organising Life Coach. All of these experiences increased my skills for efficiency and managing time under extreme pressure.

Coaching and leadership was the natural progression in my careers. These skills were further developed as a retail business manager for several high-end boutiques. Along with learning the skills of visual merchandising and how to create beautiful spaces.

What You Can Expect as a Client

The variety and depth of my experience are things clients most often mention. They explain this as a huge benefit to giving them real life ways to live clutter-free and organised. We will build our sessions on uncovering your built in strengths (yes, you have these and they are so powerful) and finding practical, but tailored simple solutions.

Being a very creative person I use my skills as a teacher, coach and trainer to communicate. Which shows when client’s comment ” I feel inspired and energised after our sessions”.

My goal as your Organising Life Coach is to guide you to your desired outcome. This allows you to achieve a sense of well-being and control of your home and life. It’s definitely not about being perfect or reaching someone else’s standards or expectations. It’s about YOU!

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

Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Organisers.

IOPO provides an intentional, supportive and inclusive network, that affords the opportunity for growth for Organising and Decluttering Professionals. As a member, I adhere to IOPO Code of Practice for Professional Organisers. Be assured of the professionalism and care of your choice of Organiser who is part of a professional body. Please take a moment to read the code HERE

My skills and experience include

  • Get Organised Professional Organisers Consultant Training
  • The J Factor Coach Training for Managers completed 2010
  • Seven years working with Australia’s top retailer of designer organisational products
  • Over ten years organising experience with clients in homes and businesses
  • 18 years experience in running a high-end boutique retail business
  • Qualified Commercial Chef
  • 6 years spent in management positions in the hospitality industry