Who We Are



Altered Spaces - Altered Lives openned its doors in Winnipeg, 2002.  New doors openned with a transfer to Ottawa in 2005. Starting out as a decorating business specializing in organized solutions the interest in chronic disorganization and hoarding lead Gisele to more challenging projects.

As the senior population increases so does the demand for special services. With ongoing education and training in the many areas of expertise, the staff at Altered Spaces-Altered Lives offer our clients a one-stop-shop services model. Downsizing, Senior Relocations and Aging-in-Place services are available to assist both the senior and their caring families by a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist and Trained Professional Organizer.

In 2017 Gisele became and Accredited Personal Property Appriaser. Working as a team Altered Spaces - Altered Lives have successfully managed in-home, on-line auction and content sales for over 5 years and can now provide clients with appraisal and probate services.

Gisele and her staff have worked with people from all walks of life ranging from youth to CEOs to grandmothers.  Altered Spaces - Altered Lives' team work at keeping up with trends, products, new techniques and services in order to meet their clients' needs.

Through compassion and understanding about the overwhelming challenge it can be to just get started, Gisele and her staff use creativity, sense of humor and “out of the box” thinking to bring the pieces together so that your project meets your vision.

Altered Spaces-Altered Lives provides quality service to you. We abide by the Code of Ethics set out by NASMM and ICD. Gisele Grenier Miller participates in training and education through the organizations listed below.


About Gisele Grenier Miller

Accredited Decorator - Redesigner -Stager

Accredited Personal Property Appriaser (CPPA)

Certified Relocation & Transition Specialist - Senior Move Manager (CRTS)

Trained Professional Organizer - Professional Organizers in Canada

Level II - Chronic Disorganization Specialist - Institute for Challenging Disorganization

Certificate of Study - in Basic ADD

Certificate of Study in Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client

Certificate of Achievement - "Old Like Me" Aging Sensitivity Intensive Training



CRTS – Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist

NASMM - Nastional Association of Senior Move Managers

CPPAG - Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group

POC -Professional Organizers in Canada

Professional Organizers, Ottawa Organizers

ICD – Institute for Challenging Disorganization

Successful organizing is based on the
recognition that people get
organized because they, too, have a vision.
Paul Wellstone     


Do you know what an "Organizer" angel looks like?

She has: upswept wings ready for action, an overall gentle and kind look for dealing with clients & their odd attachments & limits

With many thanks. You have truely altered my spaces into something wonderful, seen me gently and caringly through the process. You have altered my life and relationship with my "stuff".

Elle, Ottawa

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