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Events and Workshops - Fall 2008

 

  • Feeling Great at Any Age
    Amica at Rideau Manor
    October 16 2008/ 1:30- 4PM
    1850 Rosser Avenue,
    Burnaby, BC (604) 291-1792
     

  • Community Education, West Vancouver School District
    Downsize & Sell Your Home
    October 18 2008 | Time: 1- 4 PM
    Susan Borax of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions teams up with The Space Stager's home staging and decorating expert, AJ Veerman, to walk you through essential steps and get your home organized for resale!
    Registration Recommended-604.981.1045 $27
    http://www.continuinged.ca/default.htm?term=WINT08&other=SPRING08
     

  • Willingdon Park Health Fair
    Willingdon Park Fitness Centre
    October 23, 2008/ Time: 11-2:30 PM
    willingdonfitness@curtishealth.com
    604-294-4801
     

  • The Mature Women’s Network
    Packing a Suitcase for Maximum Efficiency
    October 25 2008/ 11:30- 2:30
    3rd Floor, 411 Dunsmuir, Vancouver, BC
     

  • The Women of Worth Conference
    Wall Center Hotel Vancouver
    “New to You” Accessory Swap Fundraiser
    October 26, 2008
    http://www.thewowevent.com/events/vancouver.php

     

  • "CLUTTERMANIA”
    Starring: Dust Bunny and the Mavens of Mess
    November 2nd 2008 | 3:00 pm
    Place Des Arts
    1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
    Tickets: $20 (Adults); $12 (Seniors and Students)
    Order by Phone: 604 664 1636
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  • Crescent Quilters Meeting
    Enter this Quilt Room at your Own Risk
    November 17 2008/7 – 9:30 PM
    Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre
    3690 - 152nd Street
    South Surrey. BC
     

Events Spring 2008

Events and Workshops - Spring 2008

  • Maple Ridge Library - Free
    Downsize and Sell Your Home- presented by Mark Stevens of Keller Williams Realty
    January 24 2008 | Time: 7:30 PM
    130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge
    (604) 306-5478- Registration Recommended
     

  • Canada Way Lodge - Free
    When It’s time to Leave the Family Home-Supportive Relocation Services for Seniors
    Open to seniors and family members
    January 26 2008 | Time: 2:00 PM
    7197 Canada Way
    Burnaby, BC V5E 4A6
    Ph: (604) 526-2674 Registration Recommended
     

  • Crossroads Hospice Society
    “New to You” Clothing Swap Fundraiser
    February 20, 2008
    (604) 421-5952
     

  • Wilson Center
    Making Room for Living Well (private event)
    February 18 2008 | Time: 10:00 AM
    2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam
    (604) 942-4611
     

  • North Vancouver School District, Continuing Education
    Downsize & Sell Your Home
    February 16 2008 | Time: 1- 4PM
    William Lucas Centre,
    2132 Hamilton Ave. North Vancouver -$29
    Registration: 604.903.3333
     

  • Community Education, West Vancouver School District
    Downsize & Sell Your Home
    March 1 2008 | Time: 1- 4 PM
    Susan Borax of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions teams up with The Space Stager's home staging and decorating expert, AJ Veerman, to walk you through essential steps and get your home organized for resale!
    Registration Recommended-604.981.1045 $27
    http://www.continuinged.ca/default.htm?term=WINT08&other=SPRING08
     

  • Misbehaving Woman of the Year Awards
    Clothing Swap Fundraiser for Avalon Women’s Center
    March 5, 2008 | Time: 5:30PM
    Heritage Hall
    3201 Main Street, Vancouver
    Register: Zoey Ryan- 604 460 1894 -$49 includes appies and non-alcoholic beverages
    http://www.positivelyoutrageouswomen.com/misbehaving_event_08.htm
     

  • Bonsor Recreation Centre- Senior Center
    Sing Your Clutter Away- Workshop
    April 28 2008 | Time: 1:30 PM -3PM
    6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby
    Registration Recommended: 604-439-1456.



News
Helping clean up your act - Good Riddance Professional Organizing is the news
Garage Sale will help kids - Good Riddance Professional Organizing is in the news
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Helping clean up your act - Good Riddance Professional Organizing is the news
Local Businesses Team up with The Adoptive Families Association to Banish Clutter

Events
“Making Space for Living Well” workshop- June 9th at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
Spring Free From Clutter ... Find Hidden Cash!! Seminar - May 15th, 2005
Don’t miss the next Good Riddance Clothing Swap to support the Margarite Dixon Transition House

Promotions
What do you give the man who has everything? Good Riddance and Junkyard Dawgs Offer a Junk-Free Father’s Day
The Ultimate Home Office Sweep
Putting the Fun into Fundraising with a Thrilling Clothing Swap
 

Articles
Garage Sale will help kids - Good Riddance is in the News

 

NEWS

Local Businesses Team up with The Adoptive Families Association to Banish Clutter in Burnaby

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Hundreds of Lower Mainland residents are attacking their stockpiles of excess belongings with a vengeance. The Adoptive Families Association of BC is making it easy to donate clutter, learn how to scale down and support the 1000 children in our province who are waiting for families.

Be Organized Burnaby, the lower mainland’s largest garage sale is being held at Bonsor Recreation Center on September 17th, 10am-3pm. This fundraiser promises to be a great way to get rid of unwanted possessions and find great bargains. In the week preceding the garage sale, local businesses including Ikea, Office Depot, Consign Home, Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions, Junkyard Dawgs and GarageTek are supplying the experts at a series of FREE seminars to teach you how to control clutter permanently and get organized.

In lieu of admission, organizers are asking participants to bring clutter to donate to the sale.

The workshops include:
• Making Your Garage Safe and Clutter-Free
• Getting the Most from Your Home Office
• Waste Not, Want Lots!
• Organizing Your Bedroom
• Spring Free from Clutter - Find Hidden Cash

They are being held at: Sept 12 and 14th 7-8:30 PM
AFABC 7342 Winston Street, Burnaby.

Requested donations include: gently used clothing, toys, books, household items, tools and small furniture.

Simone Harty, Development Manager says:
“This is a great way to help the community to help themselves. More donations and more volunteers are needed.”

“Our organizing workshops have great tips on offer and we are really excited to have Robert Holtby, the interior specialist for IKEA’s Coquitlam store and one of the interior designers from the television show ‘Space for Living’ supporting us and armed with advise.”

For more information on the Be Organized Burnaby Garage Sale and AFABC contact:
Simone Harty sharty@bcadoption.com 604-320-7330

For more information on the Be Organized Burnaby Workshops contact:
Susan Borax goodriddance@shaw.ca 604-421-5952

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“Making Space for Living Well” workshop

June 9th at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center

 

 Learn how to create order out of chaos with systems that are easy to maintain, value your time, save money and empower you to rid the unwanted and make space for the desirable.
For more information contact adsatenstein@evergreenhealthcare.org

 

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THE ULTIMATE HOME OFFICE SWEEP
 

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Is your Home Office getting the better of you?
Do you find yourself avoiding your office space because you feel overwhelmed by the clutter? Do you find things are never where you put them or that you can never find something when you need it?

Do you want to feel more productive and ready to face any challenge?
 


Book your "Home Office Sweep" before June 30th and Save!

• 1 Hour Complimentary Consultation
• Home Office Analysis Report
• 3 Hours Virtual Business Assistant
• Create systems to help stay organized
• Analyze filing system and hard drive structure
• Make your office comfortable and accessible for your working needs.
• 3 Hours Professional Organizer
• Eliminate stacks of un-filed papers and clutter
• Assemble your workspace for easy flow and access
• Present a professional image to clients

(Regular $399 value)
Now Only $249

Call Mary @ (604) 551-6919 or
Susan @ (604) 421-5952
 

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Putting the Fun into Fundraising with a Thrilling Clothing Swap

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Putting the Fun into Fundraising with a Thrilling Clothing SwapIn February, Good Riddance sponsored a clothing swap for the Adoptive Families Association of BC at their location in Burnaby. The event attracted over 30 women who brought their gently worn clothing and accessories with the intent to swap these underused garments for castoffs provided by other guests. The evening served as an opportunity for invitees to edit their closets and update their wardrobes at no cost, while supporting important work conducted by the non-profit. More than that, it was a fun evening out, complete with food and prizes. There is nothing like a group shopping experience to create instant bonds between complete strangers.

What happened?
Attendees made a donation to the organization in lieu of admission. People perceived that the event provided excellent value. Everyone enthusiastically indicated that they would attend future clothing swaps. Plans are already in the works for a follow-up event in April 21st.

Imagine this …
Good Riddance Professional Organizing would like to propose a similar event on behalf of your organization, allowing you
to interact with your members and donors in party atmosphere to get your message out. We provide the service and
expertise and to set up and run the evening.

This includes:
• Event planning and management
• Invitation and marketing communications
• Shopping bags
• Racks, mirrors and clothes hangers
• Light snacks and beverages
• Door prizes
• Disposal of leftover garments
• Organizing Tip handout for maintaining control of your closets


Why should you do this?
1. New fundraising concept that’s exciting
2. Requires little effort on your part
3. Minimal expenses
4. Repeatable and sustainable event –viral marketing
5. Opportunity to increase your roster of donors through exposure to new people
6. Show your appreciation to existing members and donors
7. Promotes recycling
8. Fun, fun, fun!!!!!


Contact Us:
Susan or Heather: 604 421 5952

email: goodriddance@shaw.ca Web: www.goodriddance.ca


Good Riddance Professional Organizing provides structure, solutions and systems to busy people who need help in simplifying their overloaded home and business environments – one room at a time. Our mission is to help people to feel comfortable in their own homes and not be overwhelmed.

 

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