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 […]

Ask the Realtor: COVID-19 stalls Ottawa Real Estate

Like everything else in our world, real estate has felt some dramatic effects from the pandemic and shutdown over the last 7 or 8 weeks.  March sales results did not see the impact, simply due to the strength and inertia of the strong sellers’ market we had been experiencing prior to mid-March. First Quarter Results […]

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 […]

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 […]

We Are More Than Movers, Stagers & Organizers

We often get asked to share in great detail what we do as home transition specialists at Moving Forward Matters, Home Transitions for Families & Seniors​. Our team is a highly specialized team, trained in the art of moving, organizing and staging your home and belongings. The work we do goes beyond your physical stuff, it also […]