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Downsizing the Decorations

The holidays are coming and soon we will be pulling out the decorations. Items that stay packed away for most of the year will get their moment in the light. But what does that have to do with downsizing or moving? Well, when we think of downsizing our things, we often…

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SIMPLIFY your downsize or Move – Involve others

Last month, we looked at “L” of SIMPLIFY where we considered letting go of items while keeping the memories or sentiments that are attached to them. Now we move onto the “I” – Involve others. Moving and downsizing can be stressful emotionally, physically and mentally. It can become overwhelming to do…

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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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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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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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#10 Make a plan

This month, we look at the first of 10 tips for de-stressing your move or downsize: Make a plan. Perhaps you have made the big decision to move or downsize your home. Maybe it’s just being considered as a possibility at this time and you want to start preparing yourself…

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Organizing… it’s more than tidying up

Some people feel that if they simply tidy up a space, it will be organized. These two actions are actually quite different. Tidying is defined as making something neat in appearance, whereas organizing means to arrange and to make more effective. Tidying up is a great thing to do if you want…

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Top 10 List for Downsizing or Moving

You hear or see them everywhere. Some lists are based on researched statistics while others are just made up to be fun. There are lists of the top 10 movies, the top 10 places to visit, the top 10 important vitamins, and even the top 10 plays of last night’s game….

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The Importance of Priorities

As the new year begins many people define resolutions and set goals for the year ahead. This is a great way to work towards success or change in any aspect of life, including the organizing of your life and home. However, we often have a difficult time sticking to our resolutions or…

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The 12 ways for an organized and simpler Christmas

The holidays will soon be here and perhaps you are starting to feel the stress. There may be more than 12 days until Christmas, but there is also a lot to get done. How can you get ready for this wonderful celebration without arriving at the big day frazzled and…

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Downsizing the Decorations

The holidays are coming and soon we will be pulling out the decorations. Items that stay packed away for most of the year will get their moment in the light. But what does that have to do with downsizing or moving? Well, when we think of downsizing our things, we often…

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Gratitude

The quality of being thankful In life, we are faced with many decisions. One of the choices we make is 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…

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You’re done… Well almost

This month we look at the last letter in the acrostic S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y, our guide to walking through the downsizing and moving process. “Y” is for….You’re done! Well almost. You have spent a lot of time sorting, made hundred of decisions, donated or sold your extra possessions, packed or had the…

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Fall Fling – October

How did your digital fall fling go last month? Isn’t it great to be able to easily find your digital files, photos and apps? This month we will look at items that tend to accumulate around our homes without realizing it. They are books, unused picture frames, pet supplies, and…

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Figure out the move

Over the past few months we have used the acrostic of S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y to step our way through the downsizing and moving process. So far we have considered: State your goal Imagine your new life Measure what will fit Pick what is most important Let go of the rest Involve others…

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