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

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Moving can seem like an overwhelming process, but a little preparation goes a long way in mitigating the stress. Check out the following strategies which can help your move go as smoothly as possible.

Break the Process Down Into Smaller Steps

Any large undertaking can seem difficult to get started on at the outset. The best way to know where to start is to break the whole process down into smaller tasks. First, follow a timeline for what needs to be done 6 weeks out, what can be done only a couple of weeks from your move date, and what needs to be top of mind on moving day. Our Homebuyers Moving Checklist is a great tool to help you determine when you need to do each task to keep on track and make sure nothing is missed.

Hire Professional Help

Sure, you could declutter, pack, and move everything yourself, but do you really want to? If you’re pressed for time, or have physical limitations which prevent you from doing the work yourself, hiring a professional to help may make more sense than handling everything yourself. Companies who specialize in these services can often get the work done in less time, with less hassle for you.


Keep the End Goal in Mind

When you’re in the throes of packing and moving, it can be easy to forget why you’re going through the process in the first place. However, keeping the end result in mind can help you stay motivated to get through each step along the way. The excitement of moving into a new home, and all the exploration and adventure that can come with it is something to look forward to as you tackle each task on your checklist.


Need Help with Your Move?

If you need help finding movers, cleaners, or other service providers, I would be happy to refer you to qualified professionals from my network of screened companies. Contact me by phone at: 604-910-7777 or by email at: to discuss your needs.





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Moving to a new home may be very exciting, but the first couple of weeks will be a little weird and uncomfortable for sure. It will take some time for you to start feel at home in the new place, that is inevitable. Still, you can do some things to speed up the process. Here are a few tips for you on how to get settled and feel more at ease despite the plenty of removal boxes you will have to deal with.

1. First thing’s first - kids' rooms

If your kids have a collection of items that they love very much, make sure that they will be moved into your new home safe and sound. To prevent your children from focusing on the discomforting and unknown atmosphere, let them arrange their rooms by themselves. A whole day of unpacking and putting their favourite collections in order will give them a sense of comfort and make them forget that they’ve just moved into a new place. Everyone feels at home when surrounded by their beloved items and souvenirs.

2. Get snug

The comfort of your bedroom is what can really help you feel settled. One of the first things to do after the removal is to take out your clean and cosy bedding. Nothing can be more comforting and relaxing than your old and familiar sheets, pillows and duvets. Getting a long and nice sleep in your precious bed will surely ease the stress of the relocation. Maybe just a night will not be enough for you and your entire family to “switch” between houses, but things will get better with every day that passes.

3. Keep your normal routine

If you or some of your family members is used to drop their personal possessions in the same space, you can easily transfer this space into the house you just moved into. In case you have used a box or some bins for your wallets and keys, get them with you and use them in the new place. Use the same hooks to hang bags, scarves, coats, etc. They will work very well for you to quickly get homey and will not change your routine.

4. Ensure there are well-known sounds and views

That aged cuckoo clock that has been singing every half an hour for years in your previous home may do a great job in creating a more domestic ambience. Тhe familiar sound of a clock or the view of a piece of art with high sentimental value will truly make you feel at home. Bring your memories through the front door of your new place by installing your well known valuable works of art.

5. Cook something aromatic

Yes, the moving day was probably long and exhausting, but a tasty dinner and a bottle of your favourite wine may be just what you and your family need to get comfortable on your new address. A heated kitchen filled with nice smells will surely summon your most beloved people and help them forget about the physical and emotional luggage they will have to handle in the next several weeks.

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