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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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Does Marie Kondo bring you joy?

Does Marie Kondo bring you joy? The recent explosion of Marie Kondo in the media due to her Netflix series and book the Art of Tidying Up has raised a growing issue in our society – the accumulation of stuff. But will keeping only what brings you joy, actually “bring you joy”? Let’s look at…
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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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What's in your Wardrobe?

Easy to use and organised wardrobes make life easier for everyone but, as we age, the key activities of daily living may become more challenging (feeding, dressing, bathing), so we need to set ourselves up to make these activities as easy as possible, so a well organised wardrobe is a must. It is important to…
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Avoid the "What Were They Thinking Gifts" (WWTTG) this Christmas

Avoid the “What Were They Thinking Gifts” this Christmas Okay, so it’s great to receive and give gifts.  It’s extra great if it is something you really want, but realistically how many of us (ladies) will get diamonds this Christmas? What I really don’t want is the What Were They Thinking Gifts (WWTTG) and I don’t…
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