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Take a Second Look

  You’ve found your new place to live.  You are excited about it. You’ve walked around in it, sat in it, and even pictured yourself living it in.  You know how many bedrooms it has, if it has a porch, or if you need to use an elevator.  These are…

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Storage Units

Storage units are a flexible resource for temporarily storing possessions.  When used well, these units can be incredibly beneficial; however, storage units can also quickly become a burden if attention is not given to how the unit will be used.  Here are a few tips on when and how to…

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To Keep or Not to Keep?

The thought of going through all of your possessions may sound daunting but it is often a necessary step in preparing for a move. It is the process of thinking through what you own and then making decisions about whether to take them with you to your new home or whether…

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Outside the box

When we think of downsizing or moving, one of the first images that usually come to mind is boxes, cardboard boxes, in many shapes and sizes. They are a huge part of any move. These boxes are great to put things in, but there is one box you need to…

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Stay in touch when moving – moving tip#3

Moving is a great opportunity to meet new people and get involved in different organizations. However, moving away doesn’t mean you cannot stay in touch with all the friends and contacts that you already have. Taking time to notify them of your new address and contact information is an important…

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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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State your goal

Last month, we considered the downsizing process and how sometimes it can get overwhelming. It can be hard to know where to start the process and what steps are actually needed along the way. We used the acrostic of S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y to start to help us through the process. State your…

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SIMPLIFY your Downsize

Downsizing often gets a bad rap. However downsize simply means to economize or rationalize. It is being thoughtful or intentional about what we have or do.   The downsizing process can feel overwhelming. You can feel uncertain as to where to start or how to accomplish it, jumping from item…

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Organizing starts with the heart

February is a month where we think about hearts. Valentine’s Day focuses on those who are special to us, and American Heart Month raises awareness about women and heart disease. But what does organizing have to do with the heart? Organizing is a process that involves using your heart, your…

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What’s your 2018 resolution?

Getting organized is one of the top five New Year’s resolutions.  Why?  It is because organization eliminates chaos and stress.  We are able to save money, and we have more time to enjoy life.  Getting organized is a great resolution…but how do you follow through on it?   Every month…

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Settling into your New Home

Moving day is over and you are standing amid the many unpacked boxes.  You feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next.  Everything is new and unfamiliar – your floor plan, your appliances, your neighborhood, and even your shopping and dining spots. What should you do next? Where will…

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Giving Clutter Free Gifts

It’s that time of year when we begin to consider what gifts we will give to the people in our lives. Giving gifts is a great way we show them that we care. We put a lot of effort into these gifts, but it is still often a challenge to…

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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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