Downsizing Tips & Tricks

Below is a conversation that anyone who has helped a loved one declutter and downsize has probably had. See if it resonates with you as well:

“No. I want to keep it,” was something he repeatedly said, insistently, and yes stubbornly too.

“Where

Taking a trip to the organizing store can be exhilarating especially if you love different coloured containers, pretty baskets and the unique solutions that can be found there. However, before you make the trip, think beyond what you see on Pinterest and think about practical storage solutions that will

While we may get frustrated with a loved one who doesn’t mind clutter or seemingly never throws anything away, it’s important to know the difference between a packrat and a hoarder before confronting them or asking them to do the impossible – get rid of stuff.
What is a packrat?

For the past two weeks, we have shared how to spring clean your home and how to organize your closets. It’s true that these tasks can seem very basic and easy to do. Just grab a bucket, take stuff out. Clean. Put stuff back. But it really isn’t that easy

Last week we shared our process for spring cleaning your home. Now that the weather is starting to consistently stay warm, we’ll want to spend less time indoors and spend more time outdoors gardening or going for walks, all within social distancing requirements.
This week, we’d like to share how

We all have them, the mementos from days gone by that remind us of a time where things were different. Perhaps it’s the high school yearbook collection, the trophies from baseball championships or the wedding dress. Our basements, closets and garages become storage areas for things we will never use

Continuing the series in helping our parents and aging loved ones make the decision to downsize and/or move, this video covers the five key things to consider before downsizing.
Remember the acronym B.A.L.L.S.
Budget: This will be one of the most important factors to consider. What are your current living expenses?