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To Keep or Not to Keep

The thought of going through all 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 with them with you to your new home or…

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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 continue to use…

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What will fit into 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 larger…

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Move into a New Way of Thinking

A household move often involves a new start, a new area to explore, new friends and perhaps even new activities. If the move involves downsizing to a smaller place, it may also involve a new way of thinking.  Before the move, it is important to begin imagining your new daily…

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Downsizing Hurdles – Questions

There are so many questions that need answers when you are downsizing. These questions often become huge hurdles along the way, tripping you up and making the process harder if not stopping you completely. Knowing the right questions to ask and limiting the number of questions can help you find…

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To Keep or Not to Keep

The thought of going through all 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 with them with you to your new home or…

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Vacation!!

Vacation 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 that…

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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 continue to use…

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Lions and Tigers and Bears! Organizing the Toy area

While it may not actually contain real lions and bears, your toy area may feel like a wild 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 and your…

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What will fit into 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 larger…

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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 stuff. With…

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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 all great things, but…

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The Kitchen…so much more

The kitchen is more than a place to cook; it can be the “heart of the home”. It is a place where we gather with friends and family and build relationships. Most of the conversations in the home as well as many of life’s decisions happen around the kitchen table. So ask yourself,…

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Move into a New Way of Thinking

A household move often involves a new start, a new area to explore, new friends and perhaps even new activities. If the move involves downsizing to a smaller place, it may also involve a new way of thinking.  Before the move, it is important to begin imagining your new daily…

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Entryways

Coming Home…Heading Out. Enter…Exit…Repeat.  The entryway is the first thing you see as you arrive and the last thing you see as you leave. You may come and go through the front door, the side door, the back door or even through the garage door. We work hard to keep the…

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