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Keeping the Memories

Downsizing a home and the possessions we have accumulated involves many difficult decisions.  Our homes are where we keep the things that are most important to us. As you sort through your possessions, some are easy to part with. Others are harder but it is still obvious that you should…

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On top of my table

  From start to finish, a move for a senior can be an overwhelming process. Let’s walk through the journey together with this fun ballad. It flows to the tune of “On Top of Old Smokey”. On top of my table, all covered with stuff, Are decades of treasures, going…

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Transitions

  Although you may not frequently move from one home to another, you may go through mini-moves within your living spaces. Perhaps a better term to describe it would be a transitioning.  There are a variety of housing transitions that can occur throughout our lives.  There might be a time…

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Fall Fling Organizing #2

The holidays are quickly approaching, and you might be anticipating visits from relatives or friends. Get ready for those guests by taking a few minutes each week to do an “organizing fling” of frequently used items. This month, we’re focusing on sheets, towels, serving platters, and games.  If you thoughtfully…

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Downsizing the decorations

The holidays are coming and soon we will be pulling out the decorations.  Items that stay packed away for most of the year will get their moment in the light.  But what does that have to do with downsizing or moving?  Well, when we think of downsizing our things, we…

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Bedrooms Require Intentional Organizing

All rooms require planning and deliberate actions when organizing, but the bedroom requires special attention if it is going to fulfill its true purpose: serenity. Most people want their bedroom to be a sanctuary, a peaceful place they can escape at the end of the day. It is their retreat…

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From Here to There

Moving your household goods involves more than just getting them from one place to another. There are details to consider and many decisions to make along the way. One important decision is whether you are going to hire movers, do the moving yourself, or a combination of the two. Below…

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Organizing your Garage

Ga-rage Noun a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles     Is it really? A US Department of Energy study shows that 25 percent of people with 2 car garages do not park cars in the garage while 32 percent only have room for 1 car…

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Keeping the Memories

Downsizing a home and the possessions we have accumulated involves many difficult decisions.  Our homes are where we keep the things that are most important to us. As you sort through your possessions, some are easy to part with. Others are harder but it is still obvious that you should…

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Vacation Time!

Vacation is a time to escape the stress…or is it? Isn’t a vacation supposed to be a time to unwind and to flee the stress we have every day? While it may be true that vacations take us away from the routines and schedules that control our lives we forget…

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The Home Office

We all know that the home office can present an organizing challenge. No matter how hard you might try, it seems like there are always obstacles. Several of the common trouble spots are the piles of paper, the accumulation of receipts, the disappearance of usable desk surface and the never…

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Getting a New Perspective

When does a dresser stop being a dresser?  Or a coffee table, a coffee table?  The answer: when it becomes a hallway storage chest or an entertainment center.   Moving away from the traditional use of an item or space is referred to as repurposing, and it enables you to…

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Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My! Organizing the toy area

While it may not actually contain real lions and bears, your toy area may feel like a jungle. There are all kinds of species: stuffed, plastic, and maybe a few homemade treasures. Toys are scattered everywhere. How do you tame a room like this and make it work for you…

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What will fit in your new home?

“You can’t fit a gallon of water into a quart size jar!”     This insightful statement also applies to the furniture and belongings we hope to fit into our homes when we downsize. No matter how hard we push, shove or squeeze we probably can’t fit everything from our…

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D is for Den

Whether you call it the den or the family room, this area of your home is a great place to relax, enjoy downtime and hang out with family and friends.  This multipurpose room is more than just a gathering place for people. It can also be a gathering place for…

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