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Let go of the rest- but keep the memories (part 2)

As we work our way through the acrostic of SIMPLIFY, we last looked at “L” for “Let go of the rest”. This month we look at another aspect of letting go which is keeping the memories or sentiments attached while letting go of the physical item. Some possessions are easy…

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Save the sentiments when downsizing- #5

Everyone has possessions that are kept not necessarily for their usefulness but rather for the associated emotional value. When you identify an object that is treasured for its memories or the feeling it evokes, you should ask yourself the following questions: Is the item something that should carefully be preserved…

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Let go of the rest- but keep the memories (part 2)

As we work our way through the acrostic of SIMPLIFY, we last looked at “L” for “Let go of the rest”. This month we look at another aspect of letting go which is keeping the memories or sentiments attached while letting go of the physical item. Some possessions are easy…

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Traveling or Vacationing? Come back with more memories than mementos

Many of us will head out for a time of adventure or relaxation this summer. Vacations are wonderful, full of memories and often a time when we buy or collect special items. Keeping mementos/reminders: You had a great time on your trip and you’d like to remember the different places…

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Let go of the rest (Part 1)

We are working our way through the word SIMPLIFY, with each letter representing a step to make your downsize or move easier. Last month we looked at “P” which stood for “pick what is most important”. Once you have taken the time to think through what is most important and…

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Spring Fling – in and around the bathroom

Summer is right around the corner! That means our spring fling is coming to an end. This month our spring fling will be focusing on the little items in and around the bathroom. We will identify 4 items and provide brief tips about how to declutter these items. Each task…

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Pick What is Most Important

Last month, we looked at “M” of SIMPLIFY where we measured or figured out what will fit our needs and fit our space. Now that we have an idea of how much will fit, we have the task of choosing what we will keep and what we will let go…

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Spring Fling – Closet Organizing

Let’s continue our spring fling, identifying 4 household items and providing brief tips about how to declutter those particular items. Each task will take you about 10 minutes as you sort, evaluate and fling.  By the end of spring you’ll be able to take a deep breath and enjoy a…

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Measure What Will Fit

Last month we looked at “I” of S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y your downsize or move. We considered how the downsizing process is a great time to “Imagine” our new stage in life and to make our possessions align. This month we consider the “M” or Measure what will fit. Whether you are moving…

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Spring Fling- Kitchen continued

Spring has arrived and it’s feels great! Hopefully you are feeling good about the organizing progress you have already made with our Spring Fling. If you missed out last month, it’s not too late to be a part of this fun way to simplify and organize. Each month this spring,…

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Imagine your new life

This year we are looking at the downsizing process and using S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y to help us get started on what is often an overwhelming process. Each letter of the word “simplify” stands for a step that is needed along the way to make your downsize successful. Last month we looked at…

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Spring Fling – Kitchen

Spring is right around the corner!  This is usually a time for spring cleaning, but this year, I would encourage you to think of it as a spring fling.  Instead of cleaning things and putting them back, take a look at the things in your home and start “flinging” the…

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