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 best organizing solutions for you

Taking a trip to the organizing store can be exhilarating especially if you love different coloured containers, pretty baskets and the unique solutions that can be found there. However, before you make the trip, think beyond what you see on Pinterest and think about practical storage solutions that will keep your items organized as well […]

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 […]

How to Let Go of Items with Precious Memories

We all have them, the mementos from days gone by that remind us of a time where things were different. Perhaps it’s the high school yearbook collection, the trophies from baseball championships or the wedding dress. Our basements, closets and garages become storage areas for things we will never use again, and yet, we keep […]

How to Approach the Subject of Downsizing & Moving with Your Aging Loved Ones

You may have started noticing that your loved ones are having challenges when it comes to the maintenance of their home or other daily living activities. They may be struggling with lawn and yard maintenance, or going up and down stairs. Perhaps they are struggling with cooking and cleaning. If you are noticing signs that […]

Five Things to Consider Before Downsizing

Continuing the series in helping our parents and aging loved ones make the decision to downsize and/or move, this video covers the five key things to consider before downsizing. Remember the acronym B.A.L.L.S. Budget: This will be one of the most important factors to consider. What are your current living expenses? What extra expenses do you […]