1. Consign

2. Cash

3. Charity

Clothing and Household Items

  • Diabetes Canada Clothesline donations will help make a difference for Canadians living with diabetes.
  • Developmental Disabilities Association supports individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Big Brothers of Vancouver clothing donations assist children in our community by funding life-changing mentoring programs.
  • Covenant House accepts items for youth between 16-24 years old including non-perishable food, clothes, and electronics.
  • Dress for Success clothing donations help women make a great impression as they enter or return to the workplace.
  • My Sisters Closet, operated by the Battered Women’s Support Service, will take new and second-hand clothing.
  • The Cinderella Project accepts donations of graduation-appropriate formal wear, dress shoes and accessories for young ladies and men.
  • Secret Garden Tea and Neverland Tea Salon are two local High Tea Salons that often accept vintage tea cups, saucers and pots.



Your unwanted electronics can have a second life!

 Tools, Arts, Crafts, Fabric

Building Materials and Furniture

  • Habitat for Humanity Restore accepts donations of new and gently-used home décor items and building supply materials from homeowners, contractors, and corporate donors
  • Home Start Foundation will pick up your gently used furniture and donate to people in need.
  • Helping Families in Need will also collect your furniture and housewares in good condition.
  • Highlands United Church Shelter to Home program help people on the North Shore transition from homelessness to independent living and are in need of filling an empty home with furniture & basic household items.

Other Items

  • Recycling Council of BC  RCBC’s “Recyclepedia” will help you find a location to recycle a variety of materials, including appliances, batteries, medications, end-of-life vehicles and more.  You can also call the hotline at 604-RECYCLE.
  • Return-it Depot locations provide beverage and electronics recycling.
  • Freecycle.org has a mission to keep items out of landfills.  As a member, you can post free items on their website.
  • Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations and Landfills are a network of facilities across the region that offer waste disposal.
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Sometimes the reason for putting your home on the market is crystal clear. For example, you might have a job relocation and need to move. Or, you might have decided to downsize because the kids have left the nest.


However, there are many other motivations to list your home that are not as obvious, and yet are still good reasons to make a move. Here are just a few examples...

  • You’re bored with your home and are looking for a change.
  • There’s something you’ve always wanted in a home that your current property doesn’t have, such as a wooded backyard
  • You want to be closer to work, or to activities you enjoy, such as golf.
  • You want to be closer to family.
  • The neighbourhood is changing in a way that no longer fits the lifestyle you want.
  • There’s another neighbourhood you’ve always dreamed of living in.
  • Your tastes have changed and you want to live in a different type of home.

None of these reasons makes it an absolute necessity to list your property and find a new home. Yet, they’re all worth considering, especially if moving will make you and your family happier, and provide you with a more desirable lifestyle.

Want to talk about the possibilities? contact us today

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Vancouver Falls For Downsizing At The Fall Home Show  

The Vancouver Fall Home Show may seem like an odd place to learn about downsizing. One wouldn’t think a show devoted to home improvement would attract anyone interested in rightsizing their life.


Yet, handing out nearly 20,000 brochures to the show’s 30,000 attendees, the most common question we heard was ,“Where were you when we considered downsizing?!”


Meeting so many people, my friend and downsizing expert Linda Chu, and I were thrilled with the interest and response in our downsizing services.

Downsize For The Autumn Years 

Nearly a quarter BC’s population consists of boomers, looking toward their autumn years. As the leaves fall, and the rakes come out, they’re reminded every year of the enormous maintenance and physical effort houses require. 


The Fall Home Show was a perfect opportunity to educate people that downsizing can be one of the best home improvements a person can make. 


Eliminating clutter and reducing the size of a house allows owners to not feel burdened by lengthy to-do lists, freeing up time and money, and improving their lives. 


So many people I meet wince at the mention of their attics and garages, or children’s old bedrooms filled with ‘stuff’ that they don’t know what to do with. They want to declutter, but feel overwhelmed at the sheer amount of things and don’t know where to start. 


That’s why I created my unique Vancouver downsizing service, so clients can have a convenient one-stop rightsizing shop, reducing stress, costs and time. 


If you’re considering a low-stress downsizing, I am happy to be called at 604-910-7777 and discuss how I can help facilitate a smooth transition from your home to a new, rightsized one. Or view my 'Road Map to Downsizing' on michaeltudorie.com

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