Downsizing

Downsizing Elderly Parents: Essential Information to Find & Record

18, Sep 2017

Without a doubt, downsizing elderly parents can be a stressful job for adult children.  My team and I regularly work with individuals or siblings who are helping their parents edit down and move into a smaller living space. When we help pack, we are always on the lookout for valuable… Read more

10 Tips to Successfully Pack Moving Boxes

16, Aug 2017

Preparing to move?   Although packing can be tedious, it is important to take extra time and care to properly organize your boxed items for a move.  It’s a terrible feeling when you open a moving box and realize something has been broken or damaged.  I’ve helped many clients move… Read more

3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Storage Unit

17, Jul 2017

Yes, it sounds like a good idea to rent a storage unit.  There are a variety of reasons: you may be downsizing, in rental limbo, your home doesn’t have enough storage space, and so on.  I’ve had many clients who believe they need to store furniture, accessories or personal items… Read more

Managing a Move for Someone with Dementia

15, May 2017

Organizing a move, whether you are downsizing, upsizing or rightsizing is high on the stress meter.  But assisting someone who has dementia adds another complex layer.  If you are helping move a loved one into a new family home or care facility, typical communication patterns may not be effective. We… Read more

Gold Digging 101: Let’s Clear out that Jewellery Box

08, May 2017

If you’re someone who wears gold jewellery, chances are you have a stash of miscellaneous gold items in your drawers or jewellery box collecting dust.  They may be random broken pieces, single earrings or just pieces you no longer wear. Well, they are worth taking a look at! Valuable pieces… Read more

Top 3 Moving Tips from a Professional Organizer

18, Apr 2017

Let’s be honest, few people love moving.  It’s exciting to change homes, but the actual moving day can be hectic (and expensive!). However, as someone who has helped many people change homes over the years, I can assure you the process doesn’t need to be overly stressful. The trick? Be… Read more

What to Do With Your Used Books

10, Apr 2017

I have to admit there’s something special about books. A lovely old fashioned read is not only good for the brain, but also for the soul. But unfortunately, when it comes time to move, declutter or downsize, you’re often feeling a bit bewildered.  What do you do with the used… Read more

Join me for a Downsizing Seminar on April 8th

04, Apr 2017

Learn about Downsizing and Clearing your Home using the key “3 Cs” (cash, consign and charity). Come by the Connaught Presentation Centre in lovely Edgemont Village in North Vancouver this Saturday, April 8th 2017 at 10:00 am. Please RSVP at info@connaughtliving.com.  See you there!    

What to Do With Leftover Renovation Materials

23, Mar 2017

When we move we’re generally concerned with the important stuff- like transporting furniture and possessions to our new home.  But, if you’ve ever renovated or upgraded the home you’re moving from, you may have leftover renovation materials you have no intention of bringing with you. You want to be socially… Read more

Downsizing Your Home in 5 Basic Steps

23, Jan 2017

Yes it’s difficult to do, but downsizing to a smaller space can be incredibly rewarding. It’s the perfect opportunity to shed unnecessary baggage and surround yourself with what matters most.  Downsizing isn’t an easy process- many of your items will have memories (or aspirations!) attached to them. But here are… Read more