The Stuff We Collect

Remembering my old friend and the decluttered stuff I used to show him. Click Here.

You’re selling stuff. Get expert advice first.

    Downsizing, selling your stuff requires a reality check and not wishful thinking. You’re selling your home. You need to downsize. What’s the first step towards less is more? If the answer is selling stuff you have to be prepared for a reality check. Let’s pick two...

The Man Lost in Time

He fell to the floor, fluttering like an autumn leaf, end over end. The photo was tiny,  – almost like a large postage stamp, easily slid between the cracks in the wood. When my client picked him up off the rug she caught a first glimpse of the dark, sepia tone image...

Autumn Equinox: Leaves of Change Know When Your Biscotti Goes Stale

We all know the moment when life loses its luster. We begin a process of yearning for ways to renew our passions for anything and take stock of the past now that we have sufficient past to take stock of. Time is slipping through our ever opening fingers and that...

Realtors, I Have a Particular Set of Skills

Now and then I feel like Liam Neeson on the phone with Realtors telling them I have a particular set of skills. These skills acquired over a long period of time make me an ally for Real Estate Agents like them. They begin with acute listening and communication skills....

Realtors Know all About the Stuff Sellers Leave Behind…

It's a significant part of an Organizer's job - the picking up or sorting out the pieces left behind from lives gone off track: a family member loss, a divorce or simply life in a tangle. Every now and then as was the case this past week I am called in to help sort...

There was a Mouse in my Glove Box

There was a MOUSE in my glove-box. Ah got your attention do I? Of all the things one takes away from a client's house, one thing you don't expect tucked away in the box of clothes and danky stuff is a dark eyed, nose twitching stowaway. We organizers take away carload...

Christmas Parking Lot Confidential

Nothing cattle prods the luster out of Christmas shopping like the forty minute prelude jockeying for a parking spot. It has become the Canadian Gladiator extreme elimination challenge and a sport more suited to type ‘A’ gamers than the average Joe or Josephine. This...

How to Spot a Con Artist responding to your Classified Ads.

A sure sign of a con artist responding to your ad on Kijiji or other on line site, when you're selling something: Now and then clients ask me to sell something for them on line. It is, of course a lot of time and effort that is never, ever worth it for an Organizer....