Wednesday, 18 September 2019 06:30

How can I help Mom and Dad?

So you’ve had the conversation with your parents about moving. You’ve chatted and discussed all the options and benefits of downsizing to a smaller retirement home. Decisions have been made, a home has been found and now it’s time from them to start the process of downsizing, packing and moving.

Monday, 09 September 2019 08:03

It's easy being green

So, you might have guessed I am a greenie, a tree hugger, an environmental warrior. I am passionate about our environment, and do what I can to make a difference. Years ago I read several books about being “eco-friendly” and “going green” I made notes and started slowly. One book stands out and I summarised it for my own use. I thought you might find it interesting and possibly useful. Who knows? It could even inspire you!

Monday, 02 September 2019 08:39

What do your children want?

So often when working with my Senior clients sorting and downsizing, I hear the words “I can’t let that go, I am keeping it for my children/ grandchildren one day”. And so the pile grows and grows…

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 08:14

Spring (cleaning) is around the corner

It’s nearly September, and for those of us I the Southern Hemisphere this means Spring is around the corner.

When I think of Spring I think of longer days, with warm sunshine intermingled with rain clouds and cold mornings and evenings. I think of the beautiful carpets of veld flowers up the West Coast and I think of the promise of summer!

AND THEN I think of Spring Cleaning. Cleaning house from top to bottom, packing away winter woollies, and having my home sparkling and ready for the summer ahead.

I love to travel. I love to travel light. I have one small carry on suitcase for two weeks in Portugal and I have everything I need. It made me think about a blogpost I wrote a while back about living lightly! I thought I would share it again...

Thursday, 15 August 2019 06:37

Clearing & Sorting Your Wardrobe

I konw it's still winter in the Southern Hemisphere but as we move closer to spring it's a good time to start thinking about a wardrobe blitz...

Please don’t leave me your clutter!

A few month’s ago I worked with a young woman who had lost her mom, and needed to clear out her home. She had called me in as her time was limited, and she needed to get the house sorted as quickly as possible. Even though she had visited her mom on a weekly basis, and been inside her home regularly, she was not prepared for the onslaught of stuff in cupboards, under beds, in boxes in top cupboards and the garage, along with paperwork and memorabilia in all corners of her mom’s home.

Monday, 29 July 2019 07:07

Decided to sell your house? Now what?

Decided to sell your house? Now what?

I am working with a couple who have made the decision to make their last move into a small retirement home. Over 28 years they have filled their large family home to the brim. It is a daunting task, and they called me in to help get their home ready to sell. It is a lovely home, with lots of light, and lots of space, but completely lost under all the stuff. So, armed with a plan, along with boxes, bags, bins and a large van to fill with recycling and donations, we are moving mountains (well almost!)

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:07

Help! Mom and Dad are moving

Help! Mom and Dad are moving

My parents moved into a retirement home 4 years ago and settled in really well. We were lucky that they were ready for the change. We were lucky that they had moved many times in their 60 years together. We were lucky that each time they moved, they sorted and let go anything they no longer needed or loved. We were lucky (believe it or not) that they believe in buying the best they could afford, making things last, reusing and repurposing items in their home.

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