• Solutions to problems old and new – avoiding landfill

    Problems old and new can combine to form new solutions. Avoiding landfill and providing food in a crisis requires new thinking for a new solution. Sometimes the best innovations are when you take two existing things and combine them in a new way to make …

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  • The Online Sales Revolution Demands Know How

    With the advent of social distancing and the exponential growth of remote working, there has been a boom in online sales. The headlines are often full of the rise and rise of Amazon, but it has not been the only one to ride this wave. …

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  • Clear Out Your Storage – avoid the storage trap

    I’ll own up. I never expected to have to pay for storage space. But once I downsized and after selling a business, I have business records that have to be retained. So now I am paying for space to keep boxes of paper. My plan …

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  • Moving Day!

    While the most important days are the months before moving day, Moving Day feels the most stressful. Help with organising the broader preparation for your move is available in our Moving and Downsizing Tips Take these steps to minimise the strain on Moving Day. The …

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  • Right For The Job

    You deserve the best! Isn’t that obvious? But how do I tell that I’m getting a reliable service? There are a few mental check boxes you could tick off before the job even begins on the day. Firstly manners. We at Cannards find we get …

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  • Tips for letting go

    Throwing things out is hard, and no one knows the hardship of this task more than Canard. In our time helping clients downsize, de-clutter and storing items we’ve found a common apprehension for chucking things out. We try our best to rationalize this content culling, …

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  • The Importance Of Cleaning

    While Canards enjoys the opportunity to clean up and organize the contents gathered through a lifetime, we do not wish for people to live in it. The importance of keeping your house in a respectable condition can have great results on your mental health and …

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  • Auction Sales as a Path to Value for Pre-Loved Goods

    When it comes to realising value from assets of an estate, or surplus assets from downsizing or decluttering, there is a well-worn path everyone travels when considering their available options. These usually include: “Maybe we should try a garage sale” “I’ve used eBay and Gumtree …

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  • The Changing Face of Donation

    The way charities operate and the way we donate have changed a great deal in the last 10 years. The local Vinnies or Salvos used to be a one-stop shop for donating anything and everything that you no longer wanted. However, thanks to fast-fashion and …

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  • Move With a Plan

    The act of moving, whether it’s to an auction house, storage, or your new home, can end up being a huge cost and really eat into any returns you make from sales. If you’re doing it yourself, you can cut down on the distance, time, …

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