Season 3 of what could be your new favourite television show premiered on Monday, April 5, 2021 on Vision TV. Don’t worry if you missed the first episode, there are still four more very entertaining shows left! This season I work with Lunenburg artist Doug Bamford and Dartmouth family The Sparks. In need of a good purge before moving to a smaller space, the challenges abound.
The reality of this huge life change hits both households as they begin to edit what they have collected over many years of living in a large home. If you need some motivation to let go, this show might just provide that.
Here are 3 important tips to help you survive you next downsizing project.
- Start with whatever grouping of stuff is the easiest for you to let go of or in the one room that you use daily that will make you really happy if it’s decluttered and organized. The idea is that you are warming up your decision-making muscles on something easy so that your skill for letting go grows as you work towards a more difficult task.
- When you think you have finished the purge, revisit everything at least one more time just in case you haven’t let go of as much as you possibly can. A second pass with a more critical lens on what you need to keep will be well worth the effort.
- The most important thing to do once the purge is completed is to stop shopping and accumulating new stuff. We are bombarded every day with advertising telling us we need the latest thing. Every time you fill up your shopping cart either online or in the store, stop for a minute or two and look at what you have decided to purchase and ask yourself, “Do I really need this?” and “Where am I going to put this” and “What am I going to let go of to make room for this?”
Please visit Vision TV https://www.visiontv.ca/videos/the-big-downsize-s3e1/ to watch Episode 1 and for more details about the show. Episode 2 airs April 12, 2021 at 10:00 pm Atlantic followed by a repeat of Season 2 Episode 2 at 10:30 pm. Enjoy a double dose of downsizing over the next few weeks every Monday night.