May 2020
Downsizing Diva - Etobicoke
Downsizing + Moving Specialists for Seniors  | NASMM
Carolyn Grout | 647 808-1039
Weeding your garden is like downsizing...
The good weather is here and we are continuing to live with COVID-19 and doing whatever it takes to “flatten the curve” and protect ourselves against the “next wave”.
We’ve been stuck at home for over two months; now we are slowly emerging from our cocoons to walk, bike and drive while continuing to “social distance”.
S ummer 2020 is going to be very different than any other summer we’ve experienced -- so much for summertime and the living is easy!
I was driving through a quiet residential neighbourhood and noticed people puttering in their gardens. These days, gardens seem to be getting more attention than usual and that got me contemplating how weeding your garden is like downsizing your stuff.
Think about it...

  • You leave either task too long and getting started can be overwhelming!
  • There's a better chance of finishing when you start small and keep going…
  • Weeds and stuff accumulate. Before long, you have too much of both!     
  • It’s all about letting go of things you don’t want and keeping the good stuff!
  • When you focus on one area at a time, you'll notice results sooner.
  • Step back, survey what you’ve accomplished and you’re motivated to continue.
  • Friends or family may encourage your efforts… but seldom pitch in to help!
  • Success can be measured by the number of bags or boxes you have filled.
  • A bit of effort allows you to create spaces and showcase your treasures.
  • When you’re finished, you'll be more selective about adding new stuff!

Enjoy your summer…and make the best of it!

simply yours...

Our COVID-19 Commitment
Safety first! These days, I know you are even more concerned about your family's health and safety.  

That's why our Diva Commitment to Workplace Health + Safety outlines our unique operating protocols, based on WHO and Health Canada guidelines. As the situation changes, I will continue to update these protocols to keep everyone safe, prevent workplace exposure and decrease the spread of the virus

Since 2001, Downsizing Diva has been helping older adults downsize, organize, move and clear estates.

TODAY, with stringent health and safety protocols in place, I remain committed to being there for our clients, our team members and our communities. Working with safety, care, compassion and comedy!

Downsizing Diva... YOUR senior move management partner!
Get your family and friends involved!
The BEST time to downsize is TODAY!

Send a copy of Diva Dialogue to your family and friends and create your own support system. Downsize together and everyone can let it go, let it go, let it GO!

NEW DATE - Saturday September 19, 2020
Are you a family caregiver?
Do you know a family caregiver?

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!
Diva Laugh + Learns are Changing.

I love to talk about downsizing, organizing and moving but, these days we have to look at new virtual options. I am available for virtual events or webinars.

Looking for HELP?

Get started with decluttering

If you or someone you know is postponing a move, it could be helpful to get do some of the work now. Sometimes it's difficult to get motivated on your own.

That's where I can help. I can work with you to sort out a plan to suit you. Start with whatever room or area that has the least emotional attachment. Or maybe you just want to book one session. There is a special offer it's called a WOW (work on whatever). This includes 3 hours (I can get a lot done in 3 hours), supplies & remove all the stuff my Volvo station wagon can carry.

call for more information 647 808-1039