As we enter our third month of dealing with COVID-19 and we try to process the horrific events of the April 19th weekend in Nova Scotia, I am sure, like me, you are all struggling with staying positive and feeling hopeful for a better future.
Now, more than ever, perhaps you need to escape from everyday life and enjoy a few laughs and support some home-grown entertainment? If that is the case, I hope you will take the time to watch Season 2 of “The Big Downsize” on Vision TV. The show airs Mondays at 10 pm Atlantic from April 27th to May 25th. This 5-part documentary series, filmed in Nova Scotia and produced by Tell Tale Productions, follows the stories of two families and their journey letting go of a lifetime of belongings in order to downsize to a smaller home.
By the time you read this post, episode one will have aired. So, in case you missed it, here’s a recap.
Anne and James Rodger and their dog Louie have their large home in Fall River on the market and plan to downsize to a small house or condo. At first glance, it looks to me as though they don’t need an expert in decluttering. Their home has been staged for sale so everything appears to be well organized and in control. However, lurking behind every closet and cabinet door is a lifetime of belongings. Since they will be moving over the next few months, they need to get things under control and downsize to about 50 percent of what they currently own.
Our other couple, Patti and Faye, sold their large home in New Glasgow very quickly and had no time to downsize anything. So, they packed it all and sent it to storage and are living in their RV for the summer. They are moving into a small 3-bedroom new build in Upper Sackville. As I prepare to work with them, I really have no idea what we are dealing with. All of their belongings will arrive in the new house and then will have to be sorted, downsized and organized in order to help them settle into the new house. Not the best way to be tackling a downsizing and moving project, that’s for sure!
Even though both couples are facing a monumental, life-changing project, they maintain their sense of humor throughout. There are a lot of laughs, a few disagreements and some “ah-ha” moments along the way. You will get to know these families and their stuff and learn a few things too, so don’t miss the show! Check out this link for more details and to watch the video preview . Please post your comments, thoughts and questions on the Vision TV Facebook page. Enjoy!