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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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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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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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