Over the past few months, there's been lots of time to think. For many, there’s been an opportunity to simplify their lives and figure out what is really important before moving forward.
Karen Shinn, CPCA's Blog
We are living in interesting times.
No one alive today has ever experienced something like this COVID-19 pandemic. We are navigating our way, with the information we have at hand, and we are doing the very best we can.
Staying at home and it seems that all the days are starting to run into each other!
Looking for something different to do?
Take our Elephant Challenge and tackle TEN tasks you can do in TWENTY minutes or less.
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Downsizing Diva helps older adults downsize, organize and move and we do it with care, compassion and comedy!
It's the reason we created TICKLE me TUESDAY! to give us an opportunity to share the lighter side of life during these challenging times.
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!
The holidays are approaching and soon there will be lots of get-togethers with family and friends. Many of these celebrations may include gifts!
A friend tells us, “If I can’t wear it or eat it, I don’t want it!”
You’ve heard this one before, but what if there is really something to it. Most of us are so busy balancing careers, relationships, teenagers and aging parents, we may have forgotten how to have fun.
Educators at the University of Minnesota created a workbook, “Who gets Grandma’s yellow pie plate?”, to help people deal with personal property and inheritance issues.
Finally… the first official day of Spring has arrived. Days are longer and the sun is chasing away those chilly days of winter. Many of us approach spring with the urge to do some serious spring cleaning and bring more lightness into our home!
Check out these TWELVE things you can do to begin simplifying your home and your life... RIGHT NOW!
1. Clean out under your bathroom sink(s).
2. Make sure all lights are in working order. Change to energy-efficient bulbs.
Are you a caregiver for someone living with dementia? When Gail and I first met Dementia Care Educator, Teepa Snow, we knew we'd found a "kindred spirit".
Once our clients settle into their new, smaller homes, they find they have more time to do things and tell us..."I should have downsized ages ago!"
Take a minute and look out your window.
See the building with the gigantic door?
Does that building hold ... your car?
Or, is that structure full of all kinds of extra stuff you can’t fit in your house? Could this be stuff you no longer want, use or need?
- At Downsizing Diva, we use the term, "safe passage", to describe the joy we experience when we connect surplus items with people who can and will use them.Recently, a Realtor called and he had a client with a supply of fabulous yarn that she wanted to donate with "sa
- These days seems everyone we talk to is either going on a trip or returning from one!
Watch people at airports and bus depots struggle with multiple suitcases and packages and you can begin to see how important it is to...LIGHTEN UP before you travel!