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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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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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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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State your goal

Last month, we considered the downsizing process and how sometimes it can get overwhelming. It can be hard to know where to start the process and what steps are actually needed along the way. We used the acrostic of S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y to start to help us through the process. State your…

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Settling into your New Home

Moving day is over and you are standing amid the many unpacked boxes.  You feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next.  Everything is new and unfamiliar – your floor plan, your appliances, your neighborhood, and even your shopping and dining spots. What should you do next? Where will…

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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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Great Expectations

Organizing a home or office is a very attainable goal but is often approached with unrealistic expectations. Some people think that with a small block of time, a little bit of work and a few new containers, their space can become “perfect”, just like the spaces on television that are…

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#8 Break into smaller tasks

Coming in at number 8 in our top 10 ways to make your move or downsize easier is “Break larger tasks down into more manageable and practical pieces.” Accomplishing a large project like moving or downsizing can be overwhelming if you view it as a whole. When the job is…

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Clutter Excuses

“I might need it someday” – You fear getting rid of something only to realize a few months or even years later that you might have been able to use it. You have probably held on to that item for a long time already, and it is either no longer…

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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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Questions on the Road to Organization

We have all heard that the destination of organization is “a place for everything and everything in its place”. But how do you get from where you are now to that organized place? Here are several questions you should consider along the way. What purpose does the room serve? Each…

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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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