Downsizing After 40 years
Downsizing after 40 years
Thank you for helping my parents downsize after 40 years in the same house. Jane provided great downsizing ideas, organized the move and guided my parents on what can only be described as a stressful day for them. The NEAT SPACES Downsizing team set up their new home, including hanging clothes in their closets, setting up their beds, unpacking the kitchen, etc. by 5pm on moving day. What an accomplishment!
I couldn’t have imagined a move without Jane’s help. She calmed my parents down and took charge. Not a job my brother and I were keen to assume.
Janet – Move to Heritage Place Retirement Residence Burlington
I keep wanting to cry… from gratitude
This is a difficult testimonial to write because I keep wanting to cry… from gratitude. Wendy and Jo-Anne from Neat Spaces went far beyond being professional, timely, efficient organizers. They were an absolute god-send at a difficult time for my family and went far, far above the line of duty. I wouldn’t just recommend them. I’d open up my heart and home to them any time, any place. There are good business people and then there are just good people. During a sensitive time for my octogenarian mother, having been diagnosed with memory loss, ordered to relinquish her driver’s license and move to a senior home, they compassionately, efficiently helped her sort, organize and pack in preparation for a cross-country move – without any of us present to guide. They did everything – sorting, culling, separating, packing, labeling – with only Mom there and no one else. They were inclusive, warm, patient and remarkably organized. They supplied everything, finished on budget and garnered a friend for life in Mom. As she is having to say goodbye to half her beloved belongings, she couldn’t say enough positive things about “her helpers”… how good they were, how nice they were, how lucky she was to have them! It turns out, we were the lucky ones. To have chosen the perfect company to entrust a sensitive and challenging task to.
Thank you Wendy & Jo-Anne. Thank you so very much.
The NEAT SPACES team of experts gave excellent service to our residents who were making the hardest move of their lives into Burlington Gardens Retirement Residence. They were efficient and friendly and very supportive.
Wendy was there to lend a helping hand
It is with heartfelt thanks that I am writing this letter today. Wendy and her team have helped me through a very difficult time in my life. It was after a long illness that my home had become unmanageable and so cluttered that I couldn’t think straight. Wendy and her team came in and helped me organize, create efficient workspaces, reduce clutter, and throw away bags and bags of garbage. In addition, we put together bags of donation items, which made me feel great about giving back to the Community.
And then again, when I had to make a sudden move, Wendy was there to lend a helping hand. Her excellent time saving systems allowed me to get everything packed up on deadline and moved to my new home. She was also there when the moving van arrived at the new place, to help me organize the chaos of moving day and unload tons of boxes to get me started.
I always know Wendy will be there when I am feeling overwhelmed by clutter or need a quick “purge”. Her efficient, friendly, no-nonsense approach is refreshing and highly motivating.
So, thank you Wendy, for your help through some tough times and for teaching me some very valuable organizing “tips of the trade”. (But I still plan on keeping your number on my speed dial just in case!! LOL)
Worked tirelessly to organize and declutter
I don’t know what I would have done without Wendy when I had only two weeks to prepare my home for sale. She and her team worked tirelessly to organize and declutter the whole house. Wendy is a consummate professional, bringing in team when necessary and expertly directing the entire process. Thank you so much, for everything! Through your hard work and network of fantastic contacts my house looks better than I ever imagined it could.
You superseded my expectations
Wendy, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say what a pleasure it has been working with you and your team. Not only did you step in to assist my elderly clients with their move into a local retirement home but you superseded my expectations when disaster struck in the form of a flood in their empty home shortly after they moved out. Your conscientiousness and concern for my clients’ well being was more than appreciated, not only by me but my clients as well. I look forward to our next job together.
Energetic, practical, organized, personable, empathetic…
Wendy and her team give 110% to accommodate every aspect of relocating that needs doing. Shopping for and ordering furniture, change of address, last minute shopping for accessories needed to complete a move. Plus they coordinate donations to charitable donations of furniture that clients no longer need! Nothing is wasted- always giving back whether clothes or furniture or non perishable food items.
Wendy presents a cheerful, calm, confident nature which is very reassuring for long distance relatives moving elderly parents or grandparents. Wendy accepts any chore as being “no big deal” and truly becomes one of the family.
She and her staff are organized with a sense of calm that helps the client feel more relaxed about the process. In fact she is able to make it sound like an adventure. But a fun not a fearful adventure.
Energetic, practical, organized, personable, empathetic to the situational family dynamic, available 24/7, and just all around extremely capable. Priceless!!!
I am very happy to recommend Wendy’s services and for anyone to call and discuss my experiences with Wendy’s services.
(Wendy coordinated packing and ALL moving details following a house sale and moving my mom and step dad into Chartwell Retirement Community, Oakville, Ontario)
Estate Clear Out
Wendy is very reliable and extremely efficient…
I have personally worked with Wendy Hollick of Neat Spaces on three different occasions where the successful sale of the home was dependent on clearing all personal possessions and contents prior to listing the property for sale. Wendy is very reliable and extremely efficient and delivered a completely vacant and clean home ready for sale on the date that she promised. She is also very conscientious about recycling goods and obtaining quotes for any contents that might be suitable for auction to help the client financially. She responds quickly to any requests for quotations of her services for new clients and understands that the timing of a sale in real estate is very important in helping the client obtain the highest possible sale price. She works very hard to meet deadlines and stays in contact with listing agent throughout the process. On all three occasions, the homes sold within days and with multiple offers. I highly recommend Wendy’s services and will definitely be referring her in the future.
Thank you for all your help with my Mum’s estate
A very belated, heartfelt, thank you for all your help with my Mum’s estate. As you know, I’m a senior with painful arthritis… actually I prefer to be called vintage. The thought of sorting, packing, labeling and distributing all of my Mother’s belongings after her death was overwhelming, until I called you for help.
Your simple organizational systems were very efficient, time saving and cost effective. You arranged transportation for donated items to family, friends, charities, and trips to the dump, and everything ended up safely at the right place.
Having you come to my home to re-organize my basement and make room for things was wonderful. You are bright, cheery and a pleasure to work with. Thank you for making a difficult task so much easier.
Everything went so smoothly
I can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and expertise helping with my deceased uncle’s condominium. What a load off of my shoulders to arrive one day and see everything packed up in boxes, and distributed where required. Your ideas for distribution helped so much. You were there at short notice when it was time to list for sale, and back again very fast when I notified you of a quick closing date. Now I can go away for the winter with a clear head, and nothing to worry about. You coordinated with those who were taking pieces of furniture, with a condo board member regarding booking the elevator and paying requisite deposit against damage, and then with the movers. I didn’t have to do a thing. This meant a lot when living over an hour away. Everything went so smoothly. Thank you so much. I will recommend you to anyone I know, who could use your services.
You were as efficient and professional as I expected…
Thank you so very much for everything! The house looks amazing – so different from when we started!! You were as efficient and professional as I expected and it was great to work with you. Very pleased with your service. Kind and courteous!
I will happily recommend Neat Spaces
My opinion of you, your staff and your company has been voiced to many already. I will happily recommend Neat Spaces in the future, in fact I already have. Thank you for your hard work and dedication in getting the house cleared out and ready. I am certainly impressed with your professionalism and will be happy to recommend you to anyone.