Ready To Sell – Quick Tips for the Week

READY TO SELL – QUICK TIPS OF THE WEEK Preparing your older, empty property for sale and want to present it to its best advantage? We thoroughly cleaned a small, older property this week and as part of the job, we used a few easy tricks to make sure that this empty property looks as inviting and appealing as possible before it has it's [...]

2020-06-19T00:39:31+00:00June 19th, 2020|

Stepping Out in Your 80’s

BEING PATIENT For older folk like my 86year old mum (pictured), the idea of going shopping or to a café is I imagine abit like how the first astronauts might have felt when they left their rocket to step out onto the moon in 1969 – a heightened sense of anticipation and excitement, but it’s another planet! The saying goes; “Patience is a virtue”. [...]

2020-05-16T05:32:14+00:00May 16th, 2020|

How To Re-organise Your Linen Cupboard

HOW TO RE-ORGANISE YOUR LINEN CUPBOARD It’s a great time to get stuck into your linen cupboard to pull out anything that is past its best, to re-organise for better use of space and make it easier to find your go-to items. As charity shops can’t take donated items right now, stow these in your garage or use anything old as cleaning rags or [...]

2020-04-20T03:55:33+00:00April 20th, 2020|


AN EXCELLENT STUFF ARTICLE ABOUT CLOSET CLEANING OUT - March 30, 2020 Life & Style section Isolation to do list: 7 steps to an organised closet 1. Pull everything out 2. Sort into keep, sell and donate piles 3. Mend, de-stain, de-pile and iron 4. Organise by type/colour 5. Undies & socks 6. Squeaky clean shoes 7. Make it smell fresh For fun, try [...]

2020-03-31T00:18:31+00:00March 31st, 2020|

Unite Your Socks Day

Happy Unite Your Socks Day 2019 Happy Unite Your Socks Day. Tomorrow is New Year's Day. It's a traditonal time to think about and commit to our New Year resolutions.  I've promised myself to hit the gym, drink more water, get at least 8 hours sleep and a long list of other self-promises that I may also find hard to keep! To [...]

2019-12-30T23:48:09+00:00December 30th, 2019|

Cooking Up a Surprise for Christmas

Cooking Up a Surprise for Christmas I've been cooking up a surprise for Christmas for a lovely client, that needs something special to happen at this time of year. We were working together recently and talking about some of the challenges she was facing in her home.  One of these was at night.  She goes downstairs and heats some milk up to have with [...]

2019-12-19T22:20:30+00:00December 19th, 2019|

Possession Estate Planning for the Future

Possession Estate Planning for the Future Had a lovely time earlier this week with residents of Village at the Park in Newtown, presenting various approaches and the benefits of decluttering.  Also discussed what to consider when possession estate planning for the future. How did we get so much stuff that we need to estate plan for its future distribution? One answer is that with [...]

2019-11-07T05:26:19+00:00November 7th, 2019|

Trademe Survey $1200 of unused stuff – Get help decluttering

Decluttering - A great idea, but do you need help? Read Amber-Leigh Woolf's interesting article in Stuff about the $1200 value and approximately 15 items per person we hoard as unused goods, and how reselling and donating is diverting these items away from going straight to the landfills.  Donating unwanted goods is a great way to give back help your community and the charitable [...]

2019-10-21T20:58:19+00:00October 21st, 2019|

Seniors Expo 2019 – Another Huge Success

Seniors Expo 2019 - Another Huge Success Today's Seniors Expo 2019 was a huge success again this year.  The event was held at the Petone Working Men's Club and was opened by Lower Hutt's Major, Ray Wallace.  Bus loads of visitors attended to learn about the many organisations and businesses providing our elder folk and their families with a range of helpful products and [...]

2019-10-08T05:52:11+00:00October 8th, 2019|

Working with Earthlink for Good

Working for Good Sort Out Service are always on the lookout for appropriate homes for the diverse range of items we liberate during decluttering and downsizing projects. We work with many worthy Stuart (SOS), Chris and Robert (Earthlink) after a long day decluttering. organisations to donate and re-purpose items and it’s very satisfying for our clients to know that items collected over [...]

2019-09-11T20:43:18+00:00September 11th, 2019|