Category: downsizing

Floorplans: An essential tool for a smooth transition

One of the most agonizing aspects of downsizing and moving to a smaller space is deciding what to take.  While some furniture pieces we own will have practical use, others hold deep personal meaning regardless of their functionality.  Deciding which pieces to take, when we can only take a small percentage can be a difficult choice.

We use a floor planning tool with most clients.  This eliminates a lot of guesswork.  There’s nothing worse than arriving at a new home on moving day and discovering the 7 foot long sofa does not fit along the wall in the living room where you had intended it to go.

We always tell clients that the floor plan doesn’t lie.  It and our client’s furniture is drawn to scale so if it looks crowded on the paper, its going to look crowded in the suite. On the other hand, the floor plan often allows us to fit additional pieces once the main furniture has been placed.

If you’re considering a move to a smaller space, consider taking the time to have a floor plan with your furniture drawn to scale.  It can potentially save a lot of headache on moving day.

Relocation Stress Syndrome

Relocation Stress Syndrome (RSS) is a condition brought on by the changes that result when one moves to a different living environment.  It is more often reported amongst the elderly, particularly when transitioning into a care facility.

You may need to downsize, if….

This is kind of a fun (and cheeky!) poke at all of us who hold on to too much for no particularly good reason.  Downsizing is hard but its useful.  If you’re moving into a smaller space, its time to…

Life Lessons From Our Clients

My staff and I talk all the time about the life lessons we have learned from supporting our clients through the process of transition.  Here are a few notable ones:

Patty Mack Interview

Patty Mack of CFAX 1070 interviewed Jill on her Lifestyles talkshow.  Listen to Jill tell Patty how she helps Victoria seniors move and downsize with ease.

Smart Downsizing

Moving can be overwhelming. Wondering what to do with years of possessions accumulated in the garage and attic can be enough to make a person think it’s just easier to stay put. But when your living space no longer meets…