April 26, 2016:
Wait-lists and private clinics. Downsizing your home.
Andrew Longhurst, the author of a CCPA study, and Janice MacKinnon, the author of a Fraser Institute study, on wait-lists and private clinics. Agenomics's Lee Anne Davies and Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions' Susan Borax on downsizing.
Listent to the podcast here: www.cbc.ca/Downsizing your home
33 Decluttering Tips from Celebrity Designers & Professional Organizers
1.) Establish a purpose for each room or section of a room. Populate each room or area with the items you would need, both utilitarian and decorative, to optimize the space. This is particularly important for managing papers. Do it in one place.
2.) Make visible and accessible all the items you need on a regular basis and find alternate locations that hide the rest – under-the-bed bins for out of season clothes; banker's boxes for archived paperwork; out of the way locations luggage and seasonal decorations.
3.) For stubborn items that wander, like keys, phones and tickets, you need to create special homes and systems to minimize wasteful searching. Find strategic locations for keys and chargers and create launch pads for items you need to take with you when you leave the house.
Read the full article here: www.theredpin.com
December 30, 2015
Getting Organized for the New Year
Heather was interviewed on Global Morning New where she give some very useful tips on how to get yoursefl organized for the New Year.
Watch the full video online at: http://globalnews.ca/bc/program/morning-news-bc
Space, Home Design + Style Magazine: November, 2015
The Joy of Letting Go:
Susan and Heather were recently featured on the Space Magazine speaking on how to make room for living well!
Read the full article online here at issuu.com: The joy of letting go (page 22)
Richmond News: July 29, 2015
De-cluttering your life:
Susan and Heather were recently featured on the Richmond Now newspaper speaking on how to get rid of stuff you don't need and cleaning house while providing some very useful tips.
Read the full article here: De-cluttering your life.PDF or see it online: Richmond-news article.
Burnaby Now: March 24, 2014
Here & Now: Tips on decluttering for spring
With spring around the corner, it's time to purge your home of junk. Vancity's South Burnaby community branch is hosting a special workshop on de-cluttering your home.
Professional organizers Heather Knittel and Susan Borax will teach people how to gain control of their living spaces in an age of hyper-consumption.
The two aren't just providing tips on organizing, they are going to the heart of why people collect so much stuff.
The workshop in on Monday, March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Register by calling 604-975-3325. The event is free, and the branch is at 5064 Kingsway.
Read the full article here: Article_BurnabyNow.com/article..
Deaf Tenant Living in Squalor Receives Professional Help Instead of Eviction Notice
(Burnaby, BC) – Instead of finding himself on the streets this past holiday season, an elderly New Westminster resident, facing eviction, appealed to The Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf‐Blind Well‐Being Program (WBP), a government funded mental health service, under the auspices of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH), for assistance. The WBP Coordinator, John Fraser, intervened by convincing the landlord to hold off on eviction while a hoarding clean‐up and mental health support team could be pulled together at no cost to the tenant.
"Our client's apartment was filled with several years' accumulation of tools, papers, bags of clothing and other debris. Bedbugs had infiltrated and were a cause for concern for the building."
Read the full article here:
The upside of downsizing at Port Moody Public Library
Down-sizing and de-cluttering in preparation for a move to a seniors facility or small apartment from a home can be traumatic. But a couple of professional organizers from Burnaby have found a way to make it less disagreeable — even funny — and they are bringing their thoughts and their latest book to the Port Moody Public Library this Thursday, Jan. 30.
Read the full article here:
hello vancity, Jan 2014
10 Resolutions to Keep Clutter Away in 2014
Susan Borax and Heather Knittel from Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions have come up with 10 household organizing tips to jump-start the best year yet – 2014!
Read the full article here: http://www.hellovancity.com/lifestyle/10-resolutions-to-keep-clutter-away-in-2014/