Services

Declutter, Downsize, Organize & More

You’ll love your space!

Know where everything is and find it easily. Create a comfortable and efficient living and working space. Never buy another umbrella or pair of scissors because you can’t find yours. Never spend time in the morning searching for your car keys.

Quilters, artists, crafters, jewelry makers, painters, weavers, and knitters:  Your wonderful supplies can get out of hand. I can help organize your materials, so you can get back to the joy of creating.

Moving

An unencumbered home tends to sell more quickly than a cluttered one. I can prepare a home for sale—declutter, depersonalize, and make it look appealing and attractive to a potential buyer.

I can help you sort through your belongings and decide what to take with you, turning a daunting task into a pleasant one. I can help you plan the steps for the move, arrange for a mover, accompany you on moving day and beyond.

I have contacts with trades for repairs or renovations which may be necessary, and can handle the final clearing out and arrange for a professional cleaning of the home.

I can take care of changes such as phone, cable, address, and internet, if help is needed.

I can also help you unpack and settle into your new home. This includes unpacking boxes, setting up an efficient and comfortable flow, hanging pictures and the placement of decorative objects.

Working With Seniors

I understand the emotional impact of moving from your home of many years. Sorting through years—perhaps decades—of memories and belongings can be time-consuming, emotional, and overwhelming. I have tremendous patience and enjoy helping seniors. If desired, I can keep the family informed every step of the way. I can send photos of dishes, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, etc. to family members living out of town so they can put dibs on the pieces they want, and pack boxes for each person. I know to look out for other potential issues such as difficulty keeping track of important medication. I can happily prepare lunch and serve tea for my client, if appropriate.

Languages

I am happy to serve my clients in any of the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Conversational Yiddish

Areas Served

I have clients in Montreal, the Laurentians, Ottawa, Brockville, and Burlington, Vt. And I will travel to wherever I’m needed… even Paris!

What Can I Help You With?

The whole house from top to bottom or just one area:

  • art studios
  • attics
  • basements
  • bathrooms
  • bedrooms
  • bookshelves or libraries
  • closets
  • craft rooms
  • dining rooms
  • entryways and mudrooms
  • family rooms and dens
  • junk drawer
  • garages and storage sheds
  • home offices
  • kitchens and pantries
  • laundry rooms
  • living rooms
  • music collections
  • paper management/filing system
  • playrooms
  • recording studios
  • storage units
Follow-up sessions are available.

Rates and Payment

  • Three-hour minimum. Evening and weekend appointments possible.
  • Additional travel expenses for out of town clients.
  • Payment is due on the day of service and is payable by cash, cheque, or bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy: A one-hour fee is charged for cancellations made less than 24 hours before an appointment.

More Questions?

Read my list of Frequently Asked Questions or contact me for more info. You can learn about my background and qualifications here.