About Deanna

I am passionate about working with seniors and want to provide assistance during the often overwhelming task of downsizing. To me, downsizing can mean sorting through a lifetime of accumulations when moving to a smaller home, and it can also mean reorganizing the current home to accommodate aging-in-place (staying in the home for as long as possible).

Deanna Dusting
250-889-3102
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Training

Building on my BSc. Psychology, I have taken training with Professional Organizers in Canada, and I am a Certified Seniors Relocation and Transition Specialist.


Downsizing

  • Sort, organize, and label contents of the household
  • Manage the dispersal and allocation of possessions:
    • Assist with packing and shipment of heirlooms to friends and family
    • Coordinate the sale and/or donation of remaining belongings (via auction, consignment, and charity)
    • Arrange for storage of items
    • Arrange for the removal and/or disposal of all unwanted items
  • Help with resettlement and transition
  • On move day, carefully arrange furniture and unpack boxes to create new home environment
  • Take care of the small details, making sure pictures are hung on the wall and the bed is made at the end of the day

Top 10 Downsizing Tips (pdf)

Aging-in-place

  • Provide packing services for cherished goods
  • Refer, interview, and supervise movers
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Manage the dispersal and allocation of possessions:
    • Assist with packing and shipment of heirlooms to friends and family
    • Coordinate the sale and/or donation of remaining belongings (via auction, consignment, and charity)
    • Arrange for storage of items
    • Arrange for the removal and/or disposal of all unwanted items

Estates

Help prepare original residence for sale, supervision for real estate agents, home stagers, contractors, and/or financial advisors