•  05/31/2022 09:46 PM

Although we had the time and were making progress, we found that taking advantage of a local decluttering/downsizing support group and hiring a professional organizer were game changers for us.

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  •  02/15/2022 08:43 PM

I review Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff by Matt Paxton (featured presenter on Hoarders and host of Legacy List). It offers helpful and specific advice for those clearing out a lifetime of memories while acknowledging the emotional challenges.

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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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  •  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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  •  05/18/2021 04:02 PM

Janine and Matthew moved only a few miles away, but with a smaller space, they were forced to re-evaluate what was important to them from their many hobbies.

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  •  04/30/2021 04:16 PM

When you have a lot of one kind of object, whether it's papers, CDs, kitchen items, knick knacks, etc., culling provides an easier initial route to your eventual downsizing goals. I share my experience and principles.

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  •  03/30/2021 11:49 AM

If you are willing to do a bit of research, you might be able to find home for some of your collections of paper items--letters and cards, work souvenirs, magazines, etc.

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  •  03/13/2021 05:52 PM

With each of the many moves I've made over a lifetime, I've just kept adding to my possessions, leading me to this time when the process must finally reverse itself.

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  •  01/29/2021 12:42 PM

Schooling is often central to who we become. Here is tackle my huge school and college archives, deciding what to scan, toss, or give away.

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  •  12/29/2020 03:24 PM

With more time during this pandemic to focus on downsizing, I find it harder to let go of things. I share some hard-earned principles for making the task easier.

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  •  10/05/2020 11:57 AM

Reconnections, reactions, and learnings from my letter project, in which I read and returned to the writers letters sent to me over several decades.

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