Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?

Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?

Since mid-2020, people have been on the move in many ways. The pandemic caused a shift the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetime. Apartment living in urban centres, life in bedroom communities of larger cities and life “downtown” suddenly seemed optional....
The ups and downs of downsizing

The ups and downs of downsizing

The very word “downsizing” can be–well–a downer. If the time has come for a different lifestyle, for freedom to travel and for freedom from housework and home maintenance, that should be considered an “up” kind of move. It is so easy for years to pass as we live in...
What has happened to garages?

What has happened to garages?

You know what I’m talking about. The garage door that somehow won’t even close and you can see that it is full. But: there is no car in there. It’s just stuff. A barbecue that needs to be fixed. A broken compressor. Some tires. Bicycles. Maybe a...
The 25% rule. Tips for pain-free downsizing.

The 25% rule. Tips for pain-free downsizing.

My phone rings. I hear desperation as someone says, “I have to get rid of stuff. Do you have any ideas on where I can get rid of my extra kitchen stuff? I have furniture that I have been meaning to fix. I have antiques; will anyone buy them? I have a lot of tools to...