If you are reading this, you may be in a situation where you want help to deal with your “stuff”. If you are feeling overwhelmed but don’t know where to start, do not despair. We understand how challenging it can be to tackle your stuff on your own.
If you want to downsize, organize or clear an estate but just don’t have the time; that’s our specialty!
We will develop a plan that suits you and your needs, and find new homes and solutions for your unwanted items.
Whether you are looking for help with your closets, basement, garage, workspace or estate our hard work and organizational skills will quickly bring some calm back to your life.
We love this beautiful planet, so we work very hard to find new homes and uses for the things you are letting go of.
With a bit of research and some creative thinking, we have discovered almost everything can be kept from our
ever-expanding landfill sites. Below are some examples:
Unwanted clothing, bedding and household items can be delivered to The Bargain Box, a volunteer run secondhand store whose sales go to The May Court Hospice, which compassionately helps people through their end of life journey. www.hospicecareottawa.ca
We can drop off books, magazines, CDs and DVDs to the Ottawa Public Library to add to their collection or to sell to fund programs and new acquisitions. www.ottawapubliclibraryfriends.ca
Your fabrics, banners, textiles and buttons could be “upcycled” into items such as shopping bags and purses through the “SOWING FOR JOBS” program at Eco-Equitable, a sewing co-op for new immigrant and unemployed women. www.ecoequitable.ca
We can donate your unwanted beads, broken jewelry and trinkets to Operation Come Home—a nonprofit that works with street-involved youth. Here your items are “re-purposed” into very cool necklaces, bracelets and earrings. www.operationcomehome.ca
We are a family business. We do what we do because we have experienced firsthand the freedom that comes from downsizing, organizing and letting go of things.
We pride ourselves in being able to free people from the chaos of living or working with too much stuff.
If you would like a free one-hour consultation, please let us know. We would be happy to meet with you for an hour with no obligation.
"When our Mother/Mother-in-law passed away, we contacted Wendy at Tackle Your Stuff to help us clear and clean her house. Wendy was sensitive to the difficult time that we were going through emotionally, and was respectful and professional throughout the process. This was a large house, which had been Mother's home for over 60 years, so to clear and clean it was a big job.
We were very impressed when she had found some money which had been hidden in the house, and called us immediately to let us know.
She made sure to meet our very short deadline - the closing date of the sale of the house. When the new owners took possession of the house, they told us what a good job that Wendy and her team had done, how clean the house was, and we thoroughly agree.
We would highly recommend Wendy and her company for this type of job. She did everything that she advertised - and more."
Walter and Paula Wojtas
"Alphabet® had accumulated over 10 years of 'stuff' in our building basement. Tackle Your Stuff worked with us to clear out our basement, donating a large number of items to various charities and recycling much of the remainder.
When we had moved to a newly renovated location, Tackle Your Stuff sourced, purchased and built new floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall cabinetry for all our essential office supplies and equipment, organizing it all in an easily accessible way.
We could not be happier with both projects. Both locations were left immaculate and the work was done quickly. Working with Tackle Your Stuff was so easy and beneficial that I am using them to tackle my stuff at home. That, I think, is the best recommendation!"
Studio Manager - Alphabet®
"The wonderful people at Tackle Your Stuff helped us out immensely. We were, as executors of an estate, responsible for packing up a three-storey duplex (both sides) that was occupied by the same family for 72 years. You can imagine the mess we were faced with. Tackle Your Stuff undertook the sorting, packing, tossing, organizing, and recycling of a mountain of household articles.
With professional and courteous (and timely) precision, they managed the impossible. Much of the household was recycled or donated to local charities, and whatever could be used again was sent to the appropriate agency.
We are more than happy to say the job done was beyond our expectations, and we will hire their services again when necessary. The job was exemplary and we recommend them to anyone who needs someone else to tackle their stuff. Bravo."
"Tackle Your Stuff" were a "rescue" to my family. They get the job done! They are a pleasure to deal with, professional, prompt & tactful when dealing with delicate family situations. Their resources & guidance moving, removing stuff & providing an outside eye were invaluable. We feel so lucky to have found them.
Can't thank them enough."
"It was a lot easier to "tackle my stuff" knowing that the things I no longer wanted or needed were going to be donated and put to good use: my dog's old items to the Humane Society, books to the public library, clothing to Goodwill... Knowing that not only made it easier to part with my old stuff but mostly, it made me feel good to give it away. Thanks. That made a huge difference."
"Tackle Your Stuff not only cleaned up years’ worth of built-up materials, but also reorganized our chaotic storage spaces. They were proactive in the selection and purchasing of shelving and organizational resources.
They ensured that the proper measures were taken in the disposal of outdated materials and were responsible for donating our unused supplies to appropriate charities.
Their focused approach to tackling our stuff transformed our office space seemingly overnight."
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"We hired Tackle Your Stuff to oversee and deal with all of the household effects of an estate. This included the sorting and packaging of all household items, personal effects, and clothing. Tackle Your Stuff is diligent, professional and handled all personal items in a confidential manner. They also cleaned the premises and spruced up the yard. They managed the process with minimal guidance and their fee was very reasonable.
We are pleased to recommend their services."
Cynthia & John
"Tackle Your Stuff worked efficiently and incredibly hard clearing unwanted items from my basement and dealt with all the things I was feeling overwhelmed by - where and how to get rid of e-waste, recyclables, personal papers for shredding, goods for charity etc. The task was made easier physically, practically, and emotionally - I could not have faced dealing with it all on my own. I'm very grateful for their excellent work and I strongly recommend them."
"Thank you for your magnificent work. I was really impressed by your ability to size up the problem quickly, develop an excellent strategy, and execute it smoothly.
You did precisely what was needed (though I didn't realize beforehand that this was what I really needed): simply a better-organized storage space, so I can start whittling away at the Stuff on my own time. Thank you for doing just what was needed, and empowering me to now take over."
"As I prepared to list my house Tackle Your Stuff de-cluttered, cleaned, and removed “stuff” to donate or recycle or for garbage as warranted.
They are conscientious and hard working. I had complete confidence leaving them alone in my home as I went to work.
I am very satisfied with the work that they have done."
"I am really enjoying my new office space and finding it very productive. Thanks again, it was great working with you."
"Thank you Tackle Your Stuff so much I really appreciated all your hard work. You are amazing! I will definitely keep you in mind if I need other things organized."
"I think Tackle Your Stuff offers a quality service that is fast, reliable and worry free.
I’d have no problem recommending their services."
If you are in Ottawa or the surrounding area, contact us to arrange a free, no obligation, one-hour consultation.
Discretion is assured and no job is too embarrassing or too small. We look forward to meeting you and helping you Tackle Your Stuff!