Rightsizing and Pairing Down

If you are making a transition to a smaller home  or you are helping a family or friend make a transition to a smaller home, one of the hardest things to do is decide what to keep or what to get rid of; especially if you or your friend/family member have been living in their home for many years.  Everything…

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Downsizing or Rightsizing … when is the right time?

One of the services I offer my clients is to help them downsize.  Or I like to call it “rightsizing.”  To me, downsizing has a negative sense about it.  You are losing something.  But rightsizing has a positive feel about it.  You are rightsizing because this next season of life has some changes. These clients could be transitioning to a…

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What Memories Are Hindering Your Organizing Progress?

“Listen – what you are talking about are memories — just memories.  You have to put them in a shoebox and retire them.  One thing I’ve learned is that everyday is a new thing; a chance to start again.  Give life a chance.  Grab a hold of it now.” From the Walton’s Show I am such a lover of the…

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Keeping the Memory … Not the Item!

Working as a Health, Wellness and Organizational Coach helping individuals (mostly seniors) downsize, has shown me a reoccurring problem among this population. They are usually a couple or individual who has lived in their home for 30, 40, 50 and even 60 years and have many wonderful and precious “treasures.” The only problem is no one else looks at those…

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Should I Hire A Professional Organizer?

Who remembers the days of The Brady Bunch or Leave it to Beaver? Alice knew how to keep Carol and Mike Brady’s home in tiptop shape. June Cleaver was the model wife with a spotless home. One that was accomplished in high heals shoes. Those days are no longer here and really were they ever? Sure there are some families…

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