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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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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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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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Simplify your life

We all tend to live complicated and busy lives and could use simplification of one or more areas. I encourage you to take time this week or throughout the month to make an effort to pare down aspects of your life. Here are a few things to consider as you…

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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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Procrastination

We all know too well what procrastination means, and it can look different for each person. It may show up as taking a nap, checking email, watching TV, going on Facebook, shopping, or one of many other forms. You had good intentions. You even made the “To do” list, but…

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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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Where did the time go?

We all get 24 hours a day, but how often do we stop and ask ourselves where it all went? Sometimes it seems like we only did a few things, yet it took the whole day. We never even got to the important stuff we were supposed to do or…

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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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