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What to do with the Piano when downsizing

If often get asked, “We are downsizing and don’t have room for the piano, but no one seems to want it!”    I received another email in the last few days from a downsizer asking “what do I do with the piano”. Piano’s, organs and pianolas can be the most challenging items to find new homes…
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The art of downsizing and decluttering

It’s always pleasing to be quoted in print.  Check out this recent article on downsizing and decluttering in Australian Unity Autumn mag and what I say … Some people are more emotionally attached to things than others, and if grief of loss are involved it can be a lot harder.  If you can’t make decisions,…
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Helping Ruby move from her Retirement Unit to Aged Care

We regularly help clients move from their home to aged care.  During March-April we helped Ruby move from her retirement unit to a lovely aged care room at Cumberland View in Wheelers Hill. Ruby (name changed for privacy purposes) was lucky that she was able to move within the same complex as Cumberland View is…
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Upcoming Events - Aged Care & Wellness Expo 20 March 2019

Today I spoke with a large group of people considering downsizing at Applewood Retirement Community, 5 Grand Blvd, Doncaster.  Some interesting questions on where/how to donate and sell stuff …. This coming Wednesday 19 March 2019 (9.30 am to 2 pm), I will be at the Boroondara Aged Care & Wellness Expo (Free Entry),  Parkview Room, Boroondara…
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Reminiscing Story Cards (via COTA)

Often when I am talking with clients, the reason they are keeping stuff is to hold on to the memories.  We then talk about how they are passing these memories on. Many families are so busy with their everyday lives and although they realise the importance of family history and stories, they often leave it…
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