downsizing

Concierge Moves, decluttering, downsizing, Hints and Tips, moving house, organise your home / 16.05.2019

Time to declutter the kitchen? The sun is out and you’re reaching into the back of the cupboard trying to find the picnic plates and you can’t help but notice the bottom of the cupboard is a bit sticky and dirty. Or, you’re looking for the dried chillies to make Jamie Oliver’s “Ultimate roast chicken Caesar salad” and you knock over the old jar of Safeway Ground Turmeric and wonder when you last used it. It’s time to declutter the kitchen. Do one cupboard at a time. But make sure if you store similar items in different places (normally because there are too many...

decluttering, downsizing, Hints and Tips, News, organise your home, Uncategorized / 28.01.2019

Everyone that knows me understands that I’m a “Do as I say rather than do as I do” type of person. The other day I woke up and wondered if I should change. I’ve been helping people declutter before they move house for years, and although I’m not moving, I thought it was time to declutter my own house. Before you start to declutter: The best advice I can give anyone is not to declutter on your own. Get a friend or a professional in to help. It’s more fun, it keeps you focussed, keeps the momentum going, and less exhausting (there’s also...

Concierge Moves, downsizing, Hints and Tips, News / 21.03.2018

I've been helping people move house now for many years and don't believe that with the right support moving needs to become as overwhelming as it can do. What sort of help do I mean? Help preparing your house for sale; help choosing the right estate agent; help with the legals; help with the packing and moving and finally help with the unpacking the other end. Some might want help with everything - others may appreciate some advice. To that end, I've written a book. It's what I've learnt over the years and hopefully is a start to helping you. If you'd like a copy...

Concierge Moves, downsizing, moving house, News, organise your home, Senior Downsizing / 12.01.2018

So, there we are helping our client declutter before downsizing and moving house. We finally get to the loft. Having last moved 30 years ago; there are dozens of bags of old clothes, suitcases that haven’t seen the sun for heaven knows how long and some of the original packing boxes from the previous move. “Oh, look it’s the Rainbow dolls” “Don’t touch that box, it’s got all my daughters Take That memorabilia from when she was a teenager. She’d never forgive me if anyone else touched it” “Do you think the charity shop would take that box of Lego?” “Oh, that box looks...