The time to simplify is now!

No matter where you live, it seems you’re always bringing stuff into your home. The upcoming holiday season always seems to bring new things into your house! Books, magazines, clothes, shoes, cleaning supplies, furniture, paper products, serving dishes, decorative items, a table here, a lamp there. The challenge is to continue to live light! One organizing rule often applied … [Read more...]

Cottage – Life Lessons

We learn life lessons from everything we do! As we prepared to sell our family cottage, there were a lot of lessons to be learned. Here are SEVEN of them: BE RESPECTFUL. Working with other family members, can be challenging. Someone else may have an emotional attachment to something you think is…junk! BE GENEROUS. One person’s trash is definitely another … [Read more...]

Clothes, clothes and more clothes!

We don’t’ call ourselves “Downsizing Diva” for nothing! After years of experience in the Senior Move Management business, we know the most challenging part of move preparation is the downsizing part! We work with our clients to: Determine what to take to their new home Pack and unpack all the boxes Put everything away Leave their new home feeling familiar, … [Read more...]

ORGANIZING YOUR KITCHEN

If there is a kitchen organizing secret, it would be…Get rid of things you don’t use. Dishes, containers and gadgets multiply and take up valuable space in kitchen cabinets and drawers. Eliminate items you don’t use and the organizing job becomes a piece of cake! Begin the project by removing everything from kitchen cabinets and sorting items into piles: HOT/WARM/COLD. COLD … [Read more...]

It started with a flood…

Funny thing about downsizing… we all do it for different reasons. Here’s a story about a woman who made her decision to downsize based on a leaky basement. Over the years, she had experienced water problems in the basement. Unfortunately, the water seepage was in the area of her “craft room” – a space that housed multitudinous projects and supplies. This room was off-limits … [Read more...]