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  • 05/08/2019 02:38 PM

In my annual or semi-annual wardrobe purge, I have some criteria to make quick decisions about what to keep and what to consign or donate. But it's not always easy.

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  • 04/22/2019 11:41 AM

A friend who moved cross-country displays her memories in a visually interesting way without making her home feel like a museum.

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  • 02/18/2019 02:13 PM

Figuring out what to do with my mother's collection of girdles is a stumper for this slow downsizer.

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  • 01/26/2019 02:07 PM

I follow Marie Kondo's advice and imagine what I would keep that sparks joy.

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  • 01/03/2019 04:12 PM

2018 was a slower downsizing year than normal, but I did develop some new habits of mind that I hope I will carry forward into 2019.

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  • 07/22/2018 05:02 PM

It's good to take advantage of the opportunity to downsize and organize that occur in the course of change. We recently did this as we shrunk our living space in preparation for a tenant.

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  • 05/28/2018 09:31 PM

I have many unread books on my shelves. Before letting go of them, I am reading a select few. Here is a review of five very different titles from this collection that I've recently read.

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  • 05/08/2018 09:07 PM

In addition to our grander downsizing goals, we must deal with the daily influx of new clutter into our lives.

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  • 04/12/2018 07:59 PM

I was surrounded by books, many of them in boxes stashed away. It was time to consider how I could make decisions about which ones would go and which would stay.

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  • 03/29/2018 02:13 PM

Time management principles work for downsizers, too. Prioritize it, break it down into small chunks, and get these chunks on your schedule!

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  • 03/22/2018 12:26 PM

Some tips for downsizing the shopping habit while downsizing one's possessions.

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  • 03/11/2018 05:06 PM

I review the challenges, potential points of interest, and key takeaways of Marie Kondo's, best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and determine whether it "sparks joy."

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