Grief, Loss and Transitions: When Nothing Feels the Same

grief, loss, transitions, nothing feels the same

When you are going through grief, loss or a time of transition, do you feel like nothing feels the same? “I felt like the puzzle pieces of my life had been thrown across the floor and now I was left to put them back together. I was going through so much after her death. The […]

The Act of Holding On & the Art of Letting Go

Below is a conversation that anyone who has helped a loved one declutter and downsize has probably had. See if it resonates with you as well: “No. I want to keep it,” was something he repeatedly said, insistently, and yes stubbornly too. “Where will you put it?” I asked, urging him to envision what I […]

The Difference Between PackRat & Hoarder

While we may get frustrated with a loved one who doesn’t mind clutter or seemingly never throws anything away, it’s important to know the difference between a packrat and a hoarder before confronting them or asking them to do the impossible – get rid of stuff. What is a packrat? A packrat is someone who […]

How to Let Go of Sentimental Items

For the past two weeks, we have shared how to spring clean your home and how to organize your closets. It’s true that these tasks can seem very basic and easy to do. Just grab a bucket, take stuff out. Clean. Put stuff back. But it really isn’t that easy when you need to let […]

Organize Your Closets in 3 Easy Steps

Last week we shared our process for spring cleaning your home. Now that the weather is starting to consistently stay warm, we’ll want to spend less time indoors and spend more time outdoors gardening or going for walks, all within social distancing requirements. This week, we’d like to share how you can organize your closets […]

Ask the Realtor: What Sellers Need to Know with Gord McCormick

In our series, “Ask the Realtor”, we are featuring realtors with years of experience and expertise who are answering questions that will help you prepare your home for the market. There are many things a seller needs to know before they list their home, and we’re turning to the experts for their advice. What is […]

Letting Go Of What Means So Much

Mr. Smith came to us following the death of his wife a few years ago. He had met another woman and he was now ready to move forward into a new home to begin the next chapter of his life. As I watched him sitting in his favourite chair staring at the hundreds of books […]

Heal Your Wardrobe, Heal Your Soul

Tired of feeling tired? Tired of how you look in the mirror? Need a boost to how you feel inside and out? J. Lee Rabiner is the owner & creator of Strategically You. She is an image & style coach who works with professional women to help them sculpt their personal style, based on who […]