•  01/15/2022 02:40 PM

We got married 32 years ago, and other than putting together a photo album, we had done nothing with our wedding memorabilia. I describe our approach and offer some suggestions for joint downsizing decisions.

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  •  01/07/2022 08:56 PM

Each January since I've begun this blog, I've assessed my efforts from the previous year. In this post, I share what I did right and what I learned.

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  •  12/31/2021 02:28 PM

I gave away many things in 2021. Some choices were harder than others. I tell the stories of 10 of these more difficult to part with objects.

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  •  12/22/2021 05:29 PM

Taking a downsizing sprint, even when slow downsizing, can help you make progress and motivate you to stay on task.

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  •  12/19/2021 08:30 PM

Donating your things is an easy and satisfying way to see your mound of possessions shrink. There are a variety of ways to do so, each with its pros and cons.

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  •  11/22/2021 11:10 AM

As my husband and I consider a future move to a smaller space, we try to focus on what we will take that we need or that will give us joy.

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  •  10/27/2021 01:23 PM

More than 50 years ago my parents retired back to England, their homeland, from the USA. In letters to my sister, my mother documents her struggles with downsizing, and in them, I hear echoes of my own.

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  •  10/11/2021 03:17 PM

I summarize my attempts over the course of my life to learn various musical instruments and why I am now finding it hard to let go of the various remnants of my failed musical career.

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  •  07/29/2021 10:07 AM

Over they years, I've winnowed down my vast book collection. But now I need to be hard-nosed and decide what to keep. Here are my criteria.

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  •  07/12/2021 10:52 AM

We all own things we love so much that we vow never to get rid of them. Nancy and Betsy share their beloved objects.

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  •  06/25/2021 03:26 PM

Even the slow-downsizer hits general roadblocks in the downsizing process. In this post, I vent and try to figure out why I am feeling frustrated.

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