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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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Mary’s Downsizing Advice & Tips

We spend most of our lives upsizing (when we take most of what we own with us). So the experience of downsizing is usually a new journey for most & will involve farewelling lots of items. Write down your reasons for downsizing & when you hit “roadblocks” revisit your reasons and goals to get you…
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Home sorting - a family affair

Occasionally I realise how lucky I am to run a business I love – I get to meet great people & work with fabulous clients … I went to do a quote for a new client last week (Ivanhoe) & we realised I had previously assisted his brother when he was sorting out the estate of…
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Elder abuse does happen!

I recently read this article on ABC 7.30: SABRA LANE, PRESENTER: It’s awful to hear stories where elderly people are taken advantage of by the people they trust, but it’s worse when it’s at the hands of their own family.  Elder abuse is on the rise and what’s being called “inheritance impatience” is leading to…
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