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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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#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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Peaceful Bedrooms

Your bedroom is the room where each day begins and ends. Its condition can influence your day and affect your night. A space that feels chaotic or stressful tends to drain energy and create anxiety. An organized and peaceful space has a calming effect.

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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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Start back into an organized life

Soon we will be “re-starting” our normal lives! It has been a while, and I am sure you are anxious to get going again. However before you start moving forward at full force, take a moment to reflect on your normal schedule. This is your chance to change things up,…

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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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Staying at home and getting organized

During this “stay at home” time we are interrupting our regular programmed newsletters to encourage you to get busy organizing now. Self-quarantine has made many of us to use or see our homes differently. Whether your home now serves different purposes than it once did (like working from home or…

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Estate Sales

You may have seen an estate sale in your neighborhood, heard about them from friends or read about them happening online or in the paper, but what exactly are they and when would someone have one. Estate sales are a means of selling household items that are left behind when…

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Coming clean with organization…Bathroom organizing

The bathroom may be one of the smallest rooms in your house, but it is also one that gets the biggest use. It stores a variety of items from cleaning products and linens to medicines and personal care items. How can you make a tiny bathroom hold all these things…

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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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What’s cooking in your kitchen?

No, this is not a secret recipe for some delicious dish. It is the ingredients for an organized kitchen that will make all your cooking taste great! THE SPACES: Counters – Keep these surfaces clutter free, so you have more room to work and enjoy your kitchen. The only items…

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Fresh Start

The beginning of each new year is a fresh start, a time to reevaluate and to make changes. The downsizing or moving process is also a natural time to reflect on what is in your life, whether it be activities or possessions. It is a time to make changes to…

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