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A Colorful Move

Color coding helps moving go smoothly Downsizing or moving will require you to make many decisions. There will be decisions about what you will keep, what you will give to your children or sell, where you will place things in your new home, and much more. After you’ve made these decisions, you…

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Still staying at home

Still “staying at home”? Have you been using the time to downsize or organize your home? Perhaps you have been busy working through your cabinets, closets, and boxes. You’ve sorted, made many decisions and collected piles to donate or sell. Good for you! Keep up the good work! And for…

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Sell, donate or give to family?

You may have decided to downsize or move. Maybe you changed your style or removed a few household things to create a more enjoyable space. You have worked hard deciding which things to keep and which things to let go. Well done! But what do you do with the “extra”…

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There’s no place like home…

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays for no matter how far away you roam… There is no place like home for the holidays… or at any time of the year. But sometimes relocation or shifting family needs require a change in the home. Here’s a quick review…

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#5 Save the Memories

Everyone has possessions that are kept not necessarily for their usefulness but rather for the associated emotional value. When you identify an object that is treasured for its memories or the feeling it evokes, you should ask yourself the following questions: Is the item something that should carefully be preserved…

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A Colorful Move

Color coding helps moving go smoothly Downsizing or moving will require you to make many decisions. There will be decisions about what you will keep, what you will give to your children or sell, where you will place things in your new home, and much more. After you’ve made these decisions, you…

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Maximizing Hidden Storage

Attics and Basements Most homes have some kind of concealed storage. In the northwest very few people are fortunate to have a full basement. More often homes have partial attics or a small crawlspace. No matter what kind of storage space you have there are several ways to help make…

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When You Have to Move

Planning for a Move Change is hard. We all get into a rhythm in life, and disruption can throw us off balance and increase our stress. Seniors, young children, and those involved in an involuntary move may have a particularly difficult time with the transition. For them, relocation can feel…

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Sleep Zone or Disaster Zone

Organizing Children’s Bedrooms Children’s bedrooms are often some of the smallest rooms in the house, yet we expect the rooms to neatly hold their beds, clothing, books and toys.  Crammed closets, stuffed drawers and overflowing toys are hard for anyone to keep organized, but it is especially difficult for a child…

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Transitions within your home

Although you may not be moving from one home to another, you may need to go through a mini-move within your own living space. A better term to describe this type of moving might be transitioning. There are a variety of housing transitions that can occur throughout our lives. There might be…

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Organize your space for work or learning

We’ve been in stay at home, work from home, distance learning routines for a while. The start of fall is a good opportunity to take a step back and reevaluate if what many of us hastily put in place is working the best it can. As you look at your…

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Selling your home

As the real estate market continues to adjust itself to current economic conditions, it is important for homeowners to adjust how they approach the sale of their home. When choosing a realtor to represent you in the sale of your home, it’s important to find someone you feel comfortable with.  Consider…

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Garage Tune-up

Most garages these days hold much more than just our cars. Some are so full that they can’t even hold a car at all! With so many different purposes for this space, it is often hard to set up and keep organized. Careful planning will help you make this area…

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How can a Senior Move Manager help?

When I share what I do as a Senior Move Manager®, people who have already downsized or been through a move often say, “I wish I had known about move managers before I went through all that!” What exactly does a Senior Move Manager do? Simply put, a Senior Move…

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Conquering your closet

Your closet may be the smallest “room”, yet it contains the most individual items. You want it to function well, with convenient access to items and stress-free use. Here are a few CLOSET tips to tackle the space and help you reach that goal. Clear out – Take everything out of your…

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