Downsizing Diva is a WEIGHT-LIFTER!

Funny, isn’t it? Sometimes you really can’t see the forest for the trees!” That’s the thought that went through our minds a while back, when a friend described the work we do as “weight lifting”. “Weight lifters!”, we replied, “No way!” You see just the idea of us in tight-little spandex outfits, slugging barbells over our head was one we just couldn’t wrap our heads … [Read more...]

Psssst…. Talking Downsizing with CBC + ZOOMER Radio!

Thanks to aging baby boomers who have accumulated generations' worth of stuff, the world is in the midst of the greatest wealth transfer in human history. For the parents and grandparents, the heirlooms they bequeath hold special meaning, but too often, their children see their treasures as junk that they don't need, have room for, or may even have to pay someone else to … [Read more...]

Pssst… Did you hear us on CBC “The Current?

We've had a bit of excitement recently at Downsizing Diva! Over the past couple of weeks, there's been some great media coverage in the US and, fortunately for us, an article in The New York Times was picked up by the Toronto Star and CBC Radio! On Friday, August 25th, we were interviewed by Pia Chattopadhyay on CBC's The Current. We joined Linda Hochstetler (a social … [Read more...]

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...]