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After our parents are gone

Dealing with the loss of a parent is unimaginable “When a parent passes away, we take on a new kind of work. I am not referring to the necessary “estate chores” of filing papers or clearing out the house. I am referring to the psychological process of sorting out the seemingly impalpable experience of the…
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Mary's Garage Sale Tips

Garage Sales are a great way to declutter and pass on items you no longer need.  This time of year is a great time to hold a Garage Sale and, if you have never done it before, here are my tips for running a successful garage sale: Advertise online, e.g. gumtree & garage sale sites…
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ABC Life Matters - Dealing with our parent's stuff

I was a guest last Thursday morning on ABC Life Matters radio segment with Amanda Smith. Lots of callers, lots of stories from people dealing with family stuff. The importance of “story telling” through what we keep from our parent’s home ….     Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist Aging Specialist, ICD  |…
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Our favourite before & afters

What we achieve in homes is very visual …. People love our before & after photos     Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist Aging Specialist, ICD  |  CD Specialist, ICD  | Expert Member AAPO (Aust Assoc of Prof Organisers)  | Professional Member NAPO (National Association of Professional Organisers) Balwyn North, Vic, I have sorted…
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Grief slows the decluttering process

I have been absent from blogging & social media for over 5 months now, since the loss of the most important person in my life.   In April this year my life changed forever &, sadly, I have learnt first-hand how grief can affect you in unexpected ways and particularly when it comes to dealing with…
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