What’s Your Art Worth?

artAppraising fine art is not for amateurs. Whether you are considering donating, consigning or bequeathing that Koenig, knowing its value is the first step to take. Unless you live in Europe or on the East Coast, qualified art appraisers are a rare breed these days. That’s why I am especially delighted to introduce Chelsea Dacres-Andrews, Certified Fine Arts Appraiser and owner of Signature Appraisal Services. Not only does Chelsea have a list of credentials a mile long but she is super nice and approachable. A breath of fresh air in what can be a stuffy arena. Depending on the need, clients can request either the full 25-page appraisal or the 5-page POV (Professional Opinion of Value). 90% of appraisals can be handled remotely so distance is not an obstacle. Other services offered include expert witness for litigations, public lectures and auction advisory. Learn more and contact Chelsea at her website.

House Call for Ailing Space

gift acp“No blame, no shame” guidance for whatever is ailing your space.

Clutter issues?   Sharing space?
Downsizing?      Stuffed rooms?
Out of ideas?

House Call to the rescue! Perfect for figuring out where to start and for getting a fresh perspective on your space. No nonsense, practical steps. The perfect gift for you or anyone on your list. Options include onsite or online consultations. Contact me or view packages and purchase at the ACP Etsy shop. Make it a happy green holiday!

Gifting Green is a Clear Choice

winter designACP Deck the halls! I’m celebrating the season with FREE earth friendly gift wrap for all holiday orders. So just what makes these ACP Wisdom Cards so special?  Click here to find out why these decks are the perfect way to gift green!

Getting Clear about The NEXT America

nextamericaIf you haven’t yet read Paul Taylor’s, The Next America, put it on your must list. Click here to find out why it’s a book not to be missed. And what you can do to be a part of the solution.

The time is ripe for clearing, sharing and creative lifestyle choices.

Ready to start the ball rolling? Get “no blame, no shame” help. Remote or hands on options available. Click here to get the Green light!

No Blame, No Shame HOUSE CALL

Introducing House Call options from A CLEAR PLACE! No blame, no shame one-on-one private consultation by Jane Green, author, teacher and creator of A CLEAR PLACE and STUFFication© workshops. Expert advice in using what you have in a better way and letting go of what isn’t working for you. Lighthearted, tough love for you and your space. The doctor is in!

Choose from 60 minute or 30 minute phone consultation OR email photos of your challenge for a focused quick fix. You can also combine the options.

I designed the House Call to give people a fresh pair of eyes and expert insight while maintaining their privacy.  This can eliminate the guilt trip, the excuses and putting off what needs to get done.  It’s surprising how much comfort and reassurance can be shared with just one phone call. Wheels start turning, challenges dissolve and rooms come into focus once the “Green” light is on.

House Calls make great gifts, too.  Ideal for weddings, holidays, birthdays or new home. View consultation options and purchase on Etsy.

Micro Apartment Creates Smart Space

paris-micro-apartment-Marc-Baillargeon-Julie-Nabucet-2I’m fond of saying that the size of the space really doesn’t matter. It’s how you utilize your space that counts. But can you really create comfortable living in a 130 sq. ft. room? Yes! This micro apartment is a perfect example of what can be done with intentional design and mindful planning. Natural light helps enhance the open feeling to this room as does the sleek, trim modular pieces. As always, built-ins that do double duty like the storage stairs and slide out bed/sofa work are smart choices. Add a fresh flower, a yellow throw pillow and you’ve got a cozy place to call home. Of course, living large in a small area requires downsizing effort and letting go. But isn’t that what getting clear is all about? Bottom line:  if you think you are stuck for space … think again!

View more photos of this Parisian conversion.  (Article source courtesy of treehugger.com.)

Wishing for Volunteers

dessertHow’d you like to be around scrumptious food like this and help a great cause at the same time? If you live in the Portland metro area, here’s an opportunity. Albertina Kerr needs volunteers, especially servers for their restaurant in NE PDX. Albertina’s Restaurant features Northwest-inspired cuisine in a garden setting serving lunch/brunch Mon thru Sat. Also on site is the Kerr’s Economy Jar (antiques consignment), Albertina’s Jewel Box (gift shop for jewelry/accessories), and the Kerr Thrift Shop (clothing for men & women/household items) – all run by volunteers!  All proceeds and tips help support the work of Albertina Kerr, which strengthens Oregon families and communities by helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges – empowering them to live richer lives.  Click here for information about volunteer opportunities. Click here to read a recent Oregonian article featuring the restaurant, it’s new chef and the history behind the famous Kerr name.

Click here for a free pdf of my Consigning Your Stuff – Top Tips for Portland Area ( including Kerr Economy Jar).