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What's My Next Move

Focus On Women in Business – Caledon Chamber of Commerce — April 12, 2018

Different phases of life bring changes that require different forms of housing and planning ahead is critical.

What do I do with stuff I don’t want?

Women Connecting – Caledon Chamber of Commerce — April 6, 2018

At Downsizing Diva, we help people down-size, organize and move!

Seniors Seeking Solutions: Downsizing Without The Stress

Just Sayin' Caledon — March 28, 2018

Just Sayin’ Caledon launched Seniors Seeking Solutions, a series of articles that seek to provide information on options and resources available. And we're one of them!

I'm all yours Caledon and Dufferin!

March 20, 2018

Seven years ago, I launched my Downsizing Diva franchises in Etobicoke, plus Caledon and Dufferin. I never dreamed that it would be such a success and such a rewarding journey. Now, the time has come for me to focus close to home. I am happy to introduce the new owner of Downsizing Diva Etobicoke, Carolyn Grout. Carolyn has been a very valuable employee since the summer of 2017 and recently showed an interest in purchasing my Etobicoke territory. Etobicoke residents are in good hands with Carolyn.

Downsizing Diva Caledon-Dufferin Joins Dufferin Board of Trade

January 30, 2018

Downsizing Diva Caledon-Dufferin, Meet The Franchisee Owner Brenda Alderdice

Parkbench Caledon — January 12, 2018

Brenda Alderdice is one of the FIRST franchisees and owner of Caledon-Dufferin Downsizing Diva. Specializing in all aspects of senior move management, senior relocation services and elder care resources, Brenda considers herself a specialist in downsizing and moving seniors.

The Caledon Chamber Of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

snapd Caledon — March 31, 2017

The Caledon Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards took place at the Caledon Estates Banquet Centre located on 18111 Hwy 50 on Ma

Relieve The Stress For Seniors And Get Downsizing

October 15, 2014

FOR SENIORS, one of the most difficult times in their later years can be the task of moving and the downsizing stage. Read Full Article

Relieve the Stress for Seniors and Get Downsizing

Caledon Citizen-Orangeville — October 15, 2014

FOR SENIORS, one of the most difficult times in their later years can be the task of moving and the downsizing stage.

Caledon Home Show 2014

May 5, 2014

Thank you to all that came to see me over the weekend at the Home Show on May 2-4th. And a big thanks to BIN THERE DUMP THAT for providing a 9 yard load for my raffle prize. The winner is Cathy Spence from Palgrave. Boas Fun was had by all!

Tottenham United Church

October 31, 2012

Presentation on The Art of Downsizing and De-Cluttering was very well received! Enjoyed a delicious lunch with the ladies of their homemade meat pies…(I had 2 helpings!) and purchased several to take home…as a thank you they gave me a dessert and meat pie! (I won't have to cook for weeks!) Yum…Yum...Yum..! Played True Confessions - DIVA Style and had some BOA fun! as you can see from the photo.

Cheltenham United Church

Cheltenham United Church — October 31, 2012

In March I enjoyed a visit with the Ladies at Cheltenham United Church. With their purple boas on, I shared my insights and expertise on de-cluttering and downsizing.

Why Reinvent The Wheel? A Franchise Can Launch A Solopreneur

Globe and Mail — October 1, 2012

Brenda Alderdice knew she was ready to start her own downsizing business when she managed her elderly father’s move out of a two-bedroom apartment he’d lived in for 35 years.

Moving Your Folks

Young at Heart – Caledon Chamber of Commerce — September 15, 2012

Often, the most difficult decisions are those that must be made during a time of crisis.

Wines of the World

August 18, 2012

Palgrave Rotary recently held their annual WInes of the World fundraiser and my team was on hand to help serve wine to the attendees.

Caledon Grand Opening!

December 2, 2011

Downsizing Diva is open for business and franchise owner Brenda Alderdice held her Grand Opening on December 2/11 at the Caledon Chamber