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...]

TOP 10 Organizing Tips from the Downsizing Diva!

1. Know thyself! There are “pilers”—people who must see everything they have so they know where it is and there are “filers” – those who want everything out-of-sight! What works best? It depends… the real question is what works for YOU!  2. Start somewhere. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Start with a closet shelf or the junk drawer and tackle it. Now, doesn’t that feel … [Read more...]

Holiday Decoration Storage – Eight Tips that Work!

Do you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays? If you love setting out holiday decorations but hate putting them away, check out our EIGHT tips for creating a holiday storage system that works: Create a decorating theme and stick to it! When your decorating has a theme or colour scheme, items that no longer work are obvious. Either amend your theme or let the … [Read more...]