Moving… for the first time in years?

When you have lived in the same house for 20, 30, 40, 50 or more years, planning your move is a HUGE project. Leaving a familiar neighbourhood, moving away from long-time friends, selling your family home and deciding what to take with you and what to leave behind can become an emotional roller coaster. Like any new adventure, move preparation is much easier when you plan … [Read more...]

Moving Experiences

One thing about living in a condo, people are either moving in…or moving out! Recently, I moved from a 662 square foot condo to a 606 square foot condo. OK, so neither condo was huge, but those additional 56 square feet made quite a difference! Some might argue I only “lost” a 7’ x 8’ space – but it’s all the stuff I could fit into that space that really mattered! Here … [Read more...]

MAKE IT A GREEN MOVE!

When you're planning your move, every decision you make has a dollar cost and an environmental cost. When you reduce, reuse and recycle everyone wins. Here are SEVEN tips to make your move more eco-friendly: 1. Move less stuff—The more stuff you take with you, the more fuel the moving truck will consume. Lightening-up before you move may seem like a lot of work, but the … [Read more...]

You + a Household Inventory = a great idea!

Thinking about moving? Now is the time to compile an inventory of the contents of your home. This task may seem overwhelming, but it should be at the top of your Move Preparation “To Do” list. An inventory helps you determine the type and amount of home and moving insurance you will need. It can also help expedite a claim in the event of damage or loss during a move or in … [Read more...]

5 Things I know for sure…

Being a Downsizing Diva carries a lot of responsibility, especially when you are contemplating doing your own downsizing and moving. The big thing the Divas know for sure… it is always easier to let go of someone else's stuff than it is to let go of your own. In less than a year, I had three different addresses. I moved from a not-so-large condo (851 square feet) to a … [Read more...]