Lessons from “dining in the dark”

We recently visited O.NOIR in Toronto and shared a life-altering dining experience.   “O.NOIR does more than just stimulate the senses. After an hour or two in complete darkness...customers gain a better understanding of what it’s like to be blind - just like the restaurant’s team of wait staff consisting entirely of the visually-impaired.”   We entered the restaurant, … [Read more...]

Caring for a loved one? Get help today!

As a family caregiver, much of your time is taken up with caring for your loved one and that leaves little time for anything else. When you are not “on call”, you may be so exhausted that all you want to do is put your feet up and…relax. We get it and understand that the last thing on your mind might be downsizing. But, what if simplifying your home could make your … [Read more...]

Spring Clear, Start Today!

English textile designer and writer, William Morris had it right… “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”. Monday, March 20th was officially the first day of spring!  This year, instead of spring cleaning, consider using your time and energy for spring CLEARING. Think of it as an opportunity to let go of past habits and do … [Read more...]

Happy First Day of Spring!

It’s here -- the first warm days of spring, with the crocuses and tulips breaking though the earth, longer days, more sunlight…all the things that remind us of life’s simple pleasures. The season to let go of the heaviness of winter and move towards the incredible lightness of summer has arrived! Of course, as downsizing experts, we can’t help but think that spring is the … [Read more...]

Organize now with Diva Tips!

One of the benefits of living where we do is the changing seasons. However, at this time of the year, the season just cannot seem to change fast enough! Instead of complaining, take some baby steps and get ready for spring! Any overwhelming task is more manageable when it is divided into smaller components. It’s time for a Diva 10:10 – 10 simple organizing tasks that can … [Read more...]