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.

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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…

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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!)

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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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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 13:45

Retirement & Downscaling Tips

"Remember the end goal!" I said that more than a few times today as I worked with a client struggling with the process of downsizing. "Remember the end goal - a warm uncluttered space, with your treasures and most loved possessions. A home you will feel comfortable in"

Do you know someone struggling to downsize? Here are some tips I use to help! 

Published in Organizing
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:26

When organising gets tough

WHEN ORGANISING GETS TOUGH…

Over the years I have been asked how I deal with certain situations at work.

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Monday, 25 February 2019 10:32

These are Mom’s memories, not mine!

These are Mom’s memories, not mine!

Recently my siblings and I moved my mom into a small room in a lovely retirement home.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 05:34

Preparing for the Retirement Home

Last week we looked at taking care of all those questions we don’t really like to ask. I hope that the article inspired you to get your affairs in order, and have all those important documents easily accessable. On a similar note, I thought we would look at moving into retirement homes. Whether it’s for your parents or an elderly member of your family or circle, or for yourself, here is a comprehensive list of questions you should be asking:

ASK ABOUT THE SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Activities (crafts, social events, sports, educational, etc.)
  • Meals (individually prepared or in a dining room)
  • Housekeeping, laundry, and lawn care
  • Transport
  • Security
  • Assistance with grooming, bathing, and dressing
  • Administration and management of medications
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Shopping and errand running
  • Social services and therapeutic care
  • Spiritual services and worship
  • Emergency medical care
Published in Organizing
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 06:07

Retirement/Downscaling Tips

So here we are again! In the last couple of weeks I have been working with an elderly couple as they downscale and move from their lovely family home of 30 years to a one bedroom apartment in a retirement complex. Initially it was very hard for them, as they had to let go of most of their furniture and treasured possessions collected over the years. We took our time, as they talked about the memories and said their goodbyes to children’s toys and artwork, items collected over years of travelling, collectables and the hardest of all, their photographs.

Here are some ways to help you, or someone you know, with the downscaling process:

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