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".
Karen Shinn, CPCA
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!
Often, the most difficult decisions are those that must be made during a time of crisis. Downsizing, clearing clutter, getting organized, simplifying, whatever you call it, it's easier to do when broken down into manageable tasks.
You only have one chance to make a good first impression and this is especially true when selling your house!
So you've decided to move and you're ready to take steps to simplify your stuff!
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”.
Guest blog by Dan Kershaw, Executive Director, Furniture Bank
Navigating major life changes can be exciting, but more often than not, stressful also.
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:
Throughout the year, there are lots of reasons to celebrate with family and friends and, it seems, most of these celebrations include gifts!
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!
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:
Karen Shinn and Gail Shields first talked about how they could work together at a conference for Professional Organizers in Canada (what a surprise!).