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Make a Christmas Wish Come True

  Once Halloween is over it seems that Christmas is just around the corner. Some people have already started decorating their homes. And many of you will be thinking about and planning your Christmas gift giving. What do I buy for the person who has too much or is...

Moving – Benefits to an Organized Move

  Moving and organizing a smooth move takes work, dedication and commitment during the entire process. Top 5 Must Do’s for a Smooth Move: 1. Book you mover. Get a professional quote in writing. DO NOT go with the company that provides you with the lowest...

Declutter your Desk in 5 Minutes a Day

  Declutter-one of my favourite words. And, it does not always mean throw everything out, donate or sell. But it does help from time to time.   Declutter is to Organize It means having a place for everything and everything in its place so that you can find what your...

Home Staging on a Low Cost Budget

  Home Staging is more important than ever with so much inventory on the market right now. You don’t have to break the bank with home staging. My client’s home just sold in 5 days and for close to asking price. They didn’t add rental furniture or do any major repairs....

Home Staging – A Minimalism Perspective

  Home Staging means Minimalism I know that we have heard a lot about living a minimalist lifestyle recently. It is downsizing with a newer name. In Home Staging people want to walk into your home and see it looking like the photos on Pinterest. DON’T STOP READING…you...

Downsizing – What NOT to Get Rid of

  Downsizing! There is so much work to do and so much to let go of. I’ve talked about downsizing in great detail into another blog so just the Coles notes version today. Being charitable is wonderful. However, if you plan on having an auction you need enough items to...

Getting Garage Organization Done!

Garage Organization doesn’t need to be a chore you hate. Nor do you need to toss everything into the landfill. Last week I helped Jill with her garage organization. Throughout years Jill has done many purges. She has held garage sales during the summers to downsize...

Living Outdoors – Creating an Oasis

  Living Outdoors has been fashionable for a very long time in Canada.   Living outdoors when I was a kid included a wooden picnic table, a few fold up lawn chairs and an in ground fire pit. Really just a hole in the dirt. Adding indoor type decor like couches,...

Garage Organization – 3 Easy Steps

  The garage often becomes the dumping ground or storage space for all the things that do not fit into your home. The weather is warm but not too hot. This is a perfect time to declutter and complete your garage organization. Tools required: Boxes for selling or...

Downsizing – Less Stuff More Happiness

Downsizing to a Minimalist Lifestyle  So, what is minimalist living? Less Stuff More Happiness. Simply put minimalism is living with less stuff and spending more time living your life. Making memories with friends and family, traveling and doing things that bring you...

Home Staging for Your Biggest Investment

  I spoke about home staging not long ago and I do not want to sound like a nag. However, this is generally the busiest time of year for getting your home ready for the Spring real estate market. And, right now you are pushing the envelope to be ready so, I'm back on...

Downsizing, Moving and Merging Households

Downsizing makes sense for any move and for everyone. Whether you are moving into a completely new home together or moving into one where you or your partner currently lives downsizing is necessary to make room for the other person(s) and their possessions. A client...

Home Organization TV Show Interview

Watch my home organization TV show interview from when I was on “This Kind of Life” last SpringI demonstrating home organization tips to Simplify your life. Click here to see How To Simplify Your Life    Beginning in the kitchen. 1. Pot lid stands can also be used to...

Home Staging Makes Your Home Stand Out

  Why use Home Staging to make your home stand out from your neighbour’s? There are usually several homes that are identical or very similar in appearance and layout to your home in the neighbourhood. Recently, I worked with a couple to prepare their beautifully...

Moving to a new Home…anywhere

Last spring, I coordinated moving a client from her country home to an apartment for a short term living arrangement. Her husband Dan had passed away just 6 weeks prior. They were in the process of deciding where they were moving to. They hadn’t chosen a place yet but...

Taxes – Dreadful they’re Due …Again!

  Yes, your taxes are due again.    If you are speaking with your parents about their taxes politely probe a little more to see if they need help. They are not always forthcoming about asking or accepting of help. You might find these situations are more easily...

Downsizing & Moving to Your New Home

  Downsizing & Moving to your home. The house has been sold. A closing date set. And my clients are on their way to becoming Barrie Residents but only after a detailed plan of their wishes has been put into place. Let’s get the downsizing & moving to your new...

Christmas Gifts-Something for Everyone

Christmas is coming and Santa will be bringing all kinds of gifts for young and old. And of course, there will be boxing day shopping, host and hostess gifts and more. What to do with all this stuff. How to avoid January’s clutter chaos. Kids: Do a pre-Christmas...

Moving Company Nightmares-Who to Trust

It doesn’t take moving across the country to turn your move into a long-distance haul.  Moving between the GTA and Barrie, Innisfil, Orillia will likely be considered a local move. You will most likely pay by the hour with an approximate number of hours to complete...

Downsizing to Condominium Living

Downsizing to a Condo Lifestyle. Condo living is quite popular these days. Whether you are just starting out, a professional or executive wanting to be close to work or a senior downsizing your living space there is something for everyone. Here are two furnishings to...

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