Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to downsize or, at the very least THINK about downsizing?


With the cost of living feeling more and more expensive and the commute feeling longer and longer. A smaller, more conveniently located condo is starting to sound dreamy. 

We could argue ’til the cows come home about how downsizing is better for your wallet and social life. How you’ll spend less time commuting, cleaning and maintaining and more time doing what you want to do. Hey, you can finally take up that hobby you said you were going to for the past five years. But we won’t sit here and bore you.

Downsizing is a significant lifestyle change, and ultimately, the decision is yours and yours alone. However, it’s always sensible to do some research, so we’ve made that part a bit easier for you. 


Netflix Shows


1) Tiny House Nation The show follows experts John Weisbarth and Zack Griffin across America as they design and build tiny homes (under 500 square feet). We’re not saying you have to live in a 500 square foot condo, but they do create some incredible spaces!


2) Stay Here If you can get over the bizarre British/American accent of Peter Lorimer (and that’s coming from a Brit, don’t @ me). Then this show is great for design inspiration, it can also give you some useful tips if you ever decide to Air BnB your condo. 


3) Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things As the title suggests, this is a documentary about living with less. Just because you downsize, it doesn’t mean you have to become a minimalist. But this is a brilliant documentary that focuses on the journey of people who reject the idea that things bring them happiness, and it is definitely worth a watch. 




1) Five Things I Don’t Miss After Downsizing (and One Thing I Do)

2) Downsizing in Style in a Toronto Condo

3) 10 Super-Smart Downsizing Tips From Our Readers

4) Home Downsizing Pros and Cons

5) What I Learned About Downsizing and Condo Living


Instagram Accounts


1) @whitneyleighmorris

2) @tinyhousemovement

3) @sparkjoywithhelen

4) @readtealeaves

5) @600sqftandababy