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The Diva Plastic Bag Theory 101 VIDEO

May 9, 2018

Watch Karen Shinn: when downsizing, it helps to know when to use a clear, black or blue plastic bag. 2 minutes - 33 seconds.

The 3 Ps of Downsizing VIDEO

May 9, 2018

Karen Shinn talks about what to pitch, patch and throw away. 2 minutes - 16 seconds.

Three Things We Know About Downsizing VIDEO

May 9, 2018

Watch Karen Shinn talk about the three things she knows for sure about downsizing. 1 minutes - 15 seconds.

Downsizing Zoomers

Zoomer Radio, aired October 9th, 2017 — October 31, 2017

More and more Zoomers and their families are downsizing. Whether they just want to get rid of unnecessary clutter, or downsizing to live in a smaller spaces. But moving at any age can be quite overwhelming when you’ve lived in your home for many years. We speak with the co-founder of Downsizing Diva, Karen Shinn, who specializes in moving seniors.

How unwanted family heirlooms create a divide with aging parents

The Current – CBC Radio, aired August 25, 2017 — October 31, 2017

Parents see heirlooms. Their kids see junk to clean up. It's a keepsake dilemma for families. (Pixabay.com)

Zoomer Week in Review Podcast

Zoomer Radio, aired September 3, 2017 — October 31, 2017

Karen was interviewed by Libby Znaimer - ZOOMER radio for "ZOOMER Week in Review", which aired on September 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Listen for Karen at the 10 minute mark.

The Caregiver Show

August 9, 2017

Today almost 8 million Canadians are family caregivers. They provide approximately 80% of the care needs for people with acute or chronic health issues. There are many significant issues related to caregiving and navigating the system is extremely difficult. The Caregiver Show is an incredible one day event of education and networking opportunities to provide family caregivers the resources they need and more.

Find the upside to downsizing a lifetime of treasures

Toronto Globe & Mail, by Angela Kryhul — July 31, 2012

Find the upside to downsizing a lifetime of treasures. For Kay Brundage, 88, the hardest thing about downsizing from a two-bedroom condo to...

Trash Talk: Advice from the downsizing trenches

Toronto Star, Ellen Moorhouse, Your Home Columnist — March 18, 2012

Trash Talk: Advice from the downsizing trenches. How do you make downsizing easier? I have received emails from people truly suffering

This firm helps boomers cope with shock of downsizing

Toronto Star, by Susan Pigg, Business Reporter — April 16, 2010

This firm helps boomers cope with shock of downsizing. Boomers are finding they need help dealing with the overwhelming effort and