More Home Space stories

The Special Needs of Seniors

Lately a common thread has run through many of my conversations, both at work and in my personal life. That thread is how we treat one another. I’ve had my fill of rude encounters recently, from the annoyed driver in traffic, to the shocking attitude of a service-based practitioner I’ve known for almost 20 years….

Get the Garage Junk-Free!

Hello, Fall!  Welcome to the world in 2010. Yes, it’s that traditional time of year when we lose weight raking leaves, gain it all back again eating turkey; spend more time indoors by the fire; and bundle up to get to the car. What?!! The car isn’t in the garage? Shame on you! And you,…

Back to School and Back to Basics

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This one’s for the moms: either the school bus has already hauled away your kids, or it will be next week. What are you going to do with all the other junk that’s been cluttering up your life this summer? I kid, I kid, but seriously – back to school season is a great time…

(How Best To) Get a Move On!

Following yesterday’s post: you know you’re moving – now what? Few things in life approach the barely controlled chaos that exists in your typical move from Home A to Home B. It’s one of those things that just seems intrinsic to migration – headaches, lost components, mislabeled boxes. Particularly when you’re dealing with small spaces,…

Spring into Summer Clean!

What are the 6 top reasons to de-clutter the home and garden during the summer? How about you procrastinated in January, February, March, April, May and June? Well, now that the summer solstice has officially been checked, the holidays are about to begin, and the weather is fair, let’s get to it! Here’s your simple,…

Hard Working Junk

What has your junk done for you lately? What’s it really done for anyone lately? Other than lazing around, taking care of all that pesky ‘free space’ for you, that is. I don’t expect much from the stuff, and I don’t think anyone really does. I mean…it’s junk! I doubt anyone’s counting on it to bring…

Why is e-Waste Different?

So – we now have the iPad in Canada, and the iPhone 4G is coming. I’m sure all the gadget geeks among us are frolicking with joy – I’m a geek, I get it. But nowadays, when there’s a shiny new model rolling out every year or so…what happens to last year’s model? E-waste is…

Playoff decluttering challenge

I was mulling over ideas for this blog post while watching the Canucks lose to Chicago last night when I stumbled on a connection between junk removal and playoff sports. Crazy, I know!  No matter your sport of choice, there is something special about the playoffs. It’s not just the prospect of your team winning the championship,…