April, 2020
Downsizing Diva - Etobicoke
Downsizing + Moving Specialists for Seniors  |
Carolyn Grout 647 808-1039 
In a world where you can be anything....Be Kind!
The world has changed over the past few weeks and we are all trying to get used to a NEW normal!
Public buildings are closed until further notice. March Break programming and travel plans are cancelled. Theatres are dark. Care communities and Retirement Residences are restricting visitors. Conferences, Trade Shows – even our Toronto Caregiver Show – has been cancelled or rescheduled.
There have been huge line-ups and empty shelves at grocery and big box stores as people rush to buy supplies to tide them over periods of self-isolation at home. Distilleries are producing bottles of hand sanitizer; toilet paper and canned goods are in huge demand.
We are living in challenging times and looking for ways to fit in, behave and, perhaps even thrive.
While you and your family are confined to your home for the next while...

  • Stay healthy. Clean and disinfect everything!
  • Take control of what you can. Let everything else go.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If things get worse, call your health care provider.
  • Embrace your time in forced isolation. Relax.
  • Reach out to family, friends and neighbours and chat.
  • Create happy memories for yourself and those you live with.
  • Read a book, binge watch TV, learn a computer skill…
  • Start spring cleaning early and since you've got time, spring CLEAR too!
  • Work on your Income Taxes. June 1 approaches.
  • Keep a diary because we will be talking about this for a long time!
  • If you MUST leave the house, ask others if there is anything they need.
Stay healthy and continue to be kind!
Our COVID-19 Commitment
At Downsizing Diva, we work in a “high-touch” profession so we are taking this COVID-19 pandemic very seriously.
We researched World Health Organization and Health Canada protocols and created OUR Commitment to Workplace Health. Of course, our workplace is not confined to our office, it extends to our clients’ homes as well.
While things appear to be topsy-turvy, the world will continue to spin and turn. In the days ahead, Downsizing Diva will continue to remain committed to being there for our clients, our team members and our communities as together, we figure out this whole thing and keep everyone safe while doing it!
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Share the love by forwarding a copy of our newsletter to your friends and family members. We are happy to share downsizing tips, tricks and techniques and help people simplify their homes... and their lives!

Like the people in the shampoo commercial... I told 2 friends and they told 2 friends and they told 2 friends…
Caregiver Show New Date
Are you a family caregiver?
Do you know a family caregiver?


SATURDAY, September 19, 2020. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto.

Admission is FREE!
LAUGH + LEARN with the Diva!
All Diva Laugh + Learn presentations are CANCELLED until further notice.

If you are confined to your home, or as someone wrote today, part of the "caged community", and want to start downsizing, CLICK HERE and download our "Where to get rid of surplus stuff" hand-out!


We are doing everything we can to stay safe
by following current health and safety protocols.

We can still be reached at 647 808-1039 when
you're ready to talk about taking the  "OW"  
out of d OW nsizing!