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Catherine Hawley, Certified Professional Home Organizer
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Do you want to get organized for the long haul, but don't know where to start?:

Posted by catherine hawley on February 3, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Recently I heard someone (who is not in the business of organizing) telling a group that the best way to get organized is “to try to get rid of one piece of paper or one item every day.”

I disagree wholeheartedly: If you only want an insignificant change in your home or office, then by all means do it one item a day. But, here is my opinion: You will accomplish very little. If you truly want to make a dramatic change that will last a lifetime you must...

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Need some helpful hints to get organized or to downsize?

Posted by catherine hawley on January 24, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Here we are: almost the end of January. Has your resolution to finally get organized already fallen by the wayside? Don’t feel badly: You have plenty of company!

Most of us have a burning desire to have a well organized, tidy and comfortable home. But it’s not always easy to achieve. I get lots of emails and messages from people asking how and where to even start to get their house in order, what to do before they list their house, how to help their senior parents or gran...

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Live Your New Life Now!

Posted by catherine hawley on March 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Downsizing, especially for seniors, can be a daunting prospect.  

You’ve been looking at condos and retirement centres. You can see yourself in that new lifestyle, trading all the work and concerns of a owning a house for more freedom. Freedom to travel, make new friends, pursue new interests. And you want the decision about moving to be on your own terms. But you’re worried about how to make it happen.   If you’re putting off the decision because you do...

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Northumberland Today Business Beat: Downsizing Solutions

Posted by catherine hawley on March 7, 2011 at 9:12 PM Comments comments (0)

We’re the bridge between where you live now and where you want to live,” Says Downsizing Solutions owner  Catherine Hawley. “Downsizing, especially for seniors, is a daunting prospect. Even when you’ve found your dream condo or retirement home, the details can be overwhelming.  Peace of mind is the most important value we provide throughout your experience.


Our Complete Move Management services are tailored to help with each individual̵...

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Hawley Creates Harmony Where There Was Chaos

Posted by catherine hawley on March 7, 2011 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

She loves a chaotic, disorganized, jumbled, cluttered house.  Who is this mad woman? Meet Catherine Hawley of Downsizing Solutions.


"I love what I do! Helping people improve their living space enhances other parts of their lives too. It can be challenging, but for me it's also deeply rewarding. What better work could there be?" she asks,


Why hire a professional organizer? Because there's never enough time and energy!  Singles and couples have h...

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Home Organizing Services: Helping Seniors Be Safer At Home

Posted by catherine hawley on March 7, 2011 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Seniors frequently have life-altering accidents in their own homes. These are among the most common causes of seniors having to relocate to nursing homes. Many of these occurrences are avoidable.


According to Catherine Hawley of Downsizing Solutions, "Tripping on bedspreads or floor mats often results in broken hips, requiring hospitalization, even surgery. Falling over excess furniture, boxes and laundry, or reaching for out-of-the-way items, often results in other seriou...

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