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Where to Donate & Recycle Stuff Melbourne

Check out the newly started Facebook page on Where to Donate & Recycle Stuff Melbourne Whether you are downsizing, sorting out an estate or just letting go of a little, let’s all work together to donate and recycle better. Over time, we hope to build it into a valuable resource took for all via the…
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Selling stuff when leaving the family home??

If you are farewelling the family home, you may be overwhelmed by what needs to go and working out what is sellable and what is not.  We get many inquiries each week from families and executors in this regard. Contrary to TV shows that suggest that everything that is old is of value, it is…
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Extreme Decluttering when Downsizing - Start with the easy

I am regularly asked by downsizers who are overwhelmed with rooms full of stuff, “where do I start”? My reply is “Start with the easy” or “start with what you know” It is tempting to start with the hard stuff such as items you are emotionally connected to, your favourite things, maybe items loved ones…
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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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