Downsizing Solutions

Catherine Hawley, Certified Professional Home Organizer
Call for Your Free Consultation:  905-375-6542

Serving Northumberland, The GTA, Durham and Peterborough


Live Your New Life Now!

Posted by catherine hawley on March 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM

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 don’t know where to start, Catherine Hawley and her Downsizing Solutions team have the answers..

“We’re the bridge between where you live now and where you want to live.

Trying to do it yourself can be an overwhelming process. Many owners simply don’t have the time. Some aren’t physically able. Others don’t want to burden their kids. For still others, their grown children may be inclined to take over, sometimes dismissing what is really important to an older relative. Working together, I help our clients make their decisions. After that, I take care of the work and the details.  My goal is to take the stress and worry out of the project, providing a seamless, smooth transition. ”  

Over the years, the last three in Northumberland, Hawley has managed projects from two to nine days, working either alone or with a small team.  Following a complimentary consultation she provides a detailed, individualized and guaranteed quote and contract. She starts with getting a home well-prepared, before listing it for sale. Creating a streamlined, well-organized house that makes its best first impression is invaluable.  Showing more space and more furniture placement options for buyers can help sell the house faster and for a better price.  Once clients make the choices about what they most want to keep, Hawley helps them determine what will fit into their new smaller space.  Systematically working from room to room, basement to attic, the work usually goes quickly. Providing the moving supplies, doing the packing, scheduling movers and hosting contents sales are all part of her repertoire. She also does the unpacking, setting up the new space and much more. “One of the greatest things about this business is that I can adjust what we do to suit the situation the circumstances.  Almost anything a client wants is do-able.” There are emergency options too. For bereaved families or folks who need to relocate to a nursing home quickly, time is crucial.


“My work requires earning great trust. I insure that clients are treated as I’d want to be treated: with courtesy, respect and honesty. My team is always experienced, mature and bondable. Every circumstance is handled in a confidential, sensitive manner. Each client is unique, so the time and costs vary, but quite frequently it is less expensive than people expect and most clients put great value on not having to lift a finger.”

Hawley will get you across the bridge and living your new lifestyle.

Contact her at: 905-375-6542,



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