De-cluttering queen Jane Veldhoven, knows what it takes to get this job done. She’s been helping people downsize their lives for over 15 years and she’s about to start this journey with two more families in over their heads.
Before Pam can start living her new single life, she needs to somehow move from a packed house into a one bedroom apartment. The MacNeil siblings are facing the overwhelming job of clearing out their childhood home to get ready to put on the market.
The Big Downsize is an exploration of why we love our possessions so much and the emotional baggage and stress that comes crashing down when there is no choice but to let things go.
It’s a real-life roller coaster everyone will connect with.
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Episode One – What a Mess
Monday, March 11, 2019
Two very different families are facing the same problem, Too much stuff. Pam needs to fit her life into her new one-bedroom apartment and the MacNeils must purge the family home before it can be sold. Professional organizer Jane Veldohoven is on the job and not a moment too soon.
Episode Two – Blood, Sweat and Tears
Monday, March 18, 2019
Jane starts clearing a path through the years of clutter smothering the MacNeil family home and she encourages Pam in her journey towards her new life. Its roll up the sleeves and get to work time for everyone.
Episode Three – Uphill Battle
Monday, March 25, 2019
Its crunch time for both Jane’s de-cluttering households. The MacNeils are still unearthing decades of belongings and for one sibling, letting go is complicating the clean-up. Pam is having a hard time cutting back her massive collection of clothing and time is running out.
Episode Four – Crunch Time
Monday, April 1, 2019
Pam is still climbing out from under her mountain of clothes and moving day is closing in. The MacNeils make a breakthrough as they connect with a collectibles dealer who loves stuff as much as they do. Jane is trying to keep everyone focused as the final push is on in both homes.
Episode Five – The Journey
Monday, April 8, 2019
Pam is eager to start enjoying apartment living and her downsized life while the MacNeils find saying goodbye to a lifetime of memories is bittersweet. Jane moves on knowing her work with both households are experiences she will use to help her new clients.