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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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Start

As the new year rolls around we often hear the word “start” – start over, fresh start, head start, jump-start, start up. These phrases all indicate that some thing or some action is moving forward. Although “start” does not imply when the action will be completed, it does indicate advancing…

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Quarantine and Downsizing

We may be at home now, but we can still do things to move forward. Hopefully you’ll be motivated to use this time at home to do some sorting, re-thinking your possessions, and planning. If you find yourself not knowing what to do next, getting a bit bored or missing…

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#6 Decide what is important

Last month we considered tip #7 in our top ten about how to determine what will actually fit into your new space. This month, we focus on clarifying which possessions are of greater importance to you and should take with during a downsize. It is often hard to differentiate the…

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#7 Plan out your space

Last month, we discussed breaking down the necessary tasks for your downsize or move, and now it’s time for the next tip in our Top 10 list: “#7 Plan out your space”. Identifying in advance the amount of room you will have and understanding what will actually fit into your…

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot….

(To the tune of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”) It’s beginning to look a lot more organizedEverywhere I goTake a look at the tidy den, it’s glistening once againWith stacks of games and art frames in a row It’s beginning to look a lot more organizedRacks and…

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Downsizing Hurdles -Doing it together

Last month we looked at how it can be difficult to go through the downsizing process alone. However, sometimes it can be just as difficult to do it with someone else. Often one person may be eager to jump in and tackle the project while another is hesitant to join…

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Grateful

In life, we are faced with many decisions. Among these are choices we make about what to do with our time, finances, and physical resources. We can buy material goods or experiences. We can hold on to things or give them away. What part does gratitude play in these decisions?…

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Downsizing Hurdles – Doing it alone

The downsizing process is hard, but it can be even more difficult when you are trying to do it alone. If you are a single person household or the only person involved in the process, trying to sort through all the possessions and make decisions by yourself can become a…

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Organize your time in October

“Take Back Your Time Day” is October 24th and is something most of us probably relate to. With school in full swing and things opening again after COVID, our schedules and use of time are once again being challenged by outside forces. Although this day is set aside to encourage…

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Downsizing Hurdles – Sentiments

Homes are designed to house not only you and the ones you love, but the things that you value and enjoy. When you downsize or right size you often need to let go of some things. There are some you can let go of without much thought, but when it…

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Stay Safe in September

September is National Preparedness Month. When disaster strikes, you do not have time to figure out the details or stock up on supplies. With news of fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes, now is the time to make sure you and your family are prepared for whatever may come. Are you equipped for…

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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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Available in August

Health is the focus of August with the month being designated as both National Wellness Month and National Immunization Month. Whether you often deal with health issues or rarely see a doctor, keeping your health and medical information organized and available is important. If you have been to a doctor…

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Downsizing Hurdles: Procrastination

The downsizing process is not always an easy one, but it is often necessary. Just getting started can be one of the hardest parts. You know it needs to happen and maybe you even know what needs to be accomplished, but you still are not able to begin. You are…

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