• Problems in downsizing: tips for success

    Recently we helped an older lady to move home which involved significant downsizing, and we ran into problems. These problems and solutions can give you a head start in your own decluttering and downsizing project. And I can give you a few tips. The lady …

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  • Fantastic range of bookcases on offer at auction!

    This week we’re struck by the range of bookcases available at auction through Leonard Joel Auctions. Ranging from Victorian style to mid-century modern, formal to casual, many come from downsizing and deceased estates, where Canard Solutions offers a full range of services. Have a look …

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  • Find the value in second hand chairs!

    Second hand chairs can be looked on as less desirable but look at these results from Leonard Joel Auctions. Some fabulous second hand chairs and great value for buyers and sellers alike. Auctions are the most transparent strategy to find the value. Less expensive second …

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  • Latest items available at auction from downsizing and deceased estates

    We are pleased to show you an interesting range of items for auction this week from our clients’ downsizing and deceased estates. This week all items are offered through Leonard Joe Auctions at The Thursday Auction, on Thursday 27th August 2020. A LALIQUE ‘CACTUS’ PATTERN …

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  • Every Family is Different

    Nearly all of us over 55 have experienced it, either first hand or through a close friend. Whether expected or not, it is difficult to cope with the loss of a parent.  Reflecting on the life lost to us, the characteristics, the values, and the …

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  • A Small World

    Ever think the world is so vast, and feel like we’re all hundreds of kilometres from each other? Sometimes I feel like that, and then something like this happens. We were engaged to manage a deceased estate in a small rural town. The old house …

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