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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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Merry Christmas & a fabulous New Year

As 2017 draws to a close, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & fabulous 2018. I have been a little quiet at allsorters during 2017 due to personal circumstances, but am looking forward to re-invigorating my newsletter and blog in 2018. allsorters is closing from 21-Dec-2017 returning later in January.  If you need…
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Hoarding Specialist

I am pleased to announce that I have added a third Specialist Certificate from the Institute of Challenging Disorganization USA – Hoarding The mission of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) is to provide education, research and strategies to benefit people challenged by chronic disorganization. Why we keep stuff is often fascinating & when Hoarding…
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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 …. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/how-to-deal-with-your-parents-possessions/9038476     Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist Aging Specialist, ICD  |…
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