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#2 Prepare for Moving Day

It’s just around the corner: the move to your new home. You have been working hard to prepare for the big event. You have created a floor plan and figured out exactly what will fit in your new space. You have sorted through your possessions and even decided to let…

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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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#9 Start Early

Last month, we considered how making a plan will help to reduce the stress of the downsizing and moving process. Once you’ve formulated your plan, the next piece of advice is to begin the preparation process with plenty of time before actual move date. It has taken years to accumulate…

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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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Organized doesn’t mean it has to be picture perfect!

What does being organized look like to you? What picture do you see in your mind’s eye when you think of an organized room? Is it like you see in magazines, perfectly decorated rooms with everything in beautiful matching bins and nothing out of place? Is it having your spices…

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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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D.E.C.K. the Halls with….

wreaths, bells, ornaments, stockings, candles, pillows, centerpieces… It’s December, and the holidays are fast approaching! Many of us either have already decorated or are looking forward to doing so very soon. We pull out the many boxes and bins of decorations that are stored away year after year and begin…

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# 1 Ask for Help!

The number one tip to de-stress your move is… (drum roll please)… Ask for help! Moving and downsizing can be stressful emotionally, physically and mentally. It can become overwhelming to do it all yourself, so seek out the help of others. Those around you might not be aware of your…

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Don’t throw it in the trash

November 15th is “America Recycles Day”! This is a great reminder to think twice before dropping things in the trash. As you sort through your belongings and organize your home, you may find items that you no longer need or want. Keep an eye out for multiples or items that…

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#2 Prepare for Moving Day

It’s just around the corner: the move to your new home. You have been working hard to prepare for the big event. You have created a floor plan and figured out exactly what will fit in your new space. You have sorted through your possessions and even decided to let…

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SMILE- Photo Organizing

Why do we take and keep photos? Pictures tell stories, stories of our lives and the things around us. When asked “What 3 things would you take with you if a disaster hit your home?”, almost all responses included pictures. Our photos are important to us. They hold memories and…

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#3 Stay in touch

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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“Be Prepared- Not Scared”*

Be ready for disasters Are you equipped for either a personal or local disaster? Do you have a family emergency plan in place? Could you find your important documents at a moment’s notice? Do you have emergency supplies easily accessible? September is National Preparedness Month. When disaster strikes, you do…

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# 4 Letting Go

One of the hardest things to do when you are downsizing is to let go of your possessions. It is difficult to get rid of them not only because of their sentimental attachment as we discussed last month but also because we know they have value. We want to be…

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