•  06/28/2022 11:37 AM

While downsizing, we may go through emotional states that parallel Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

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  •  06/15/2022 02:16 PM

Here are a few tips for finding, hiring, and getting the most from a professional organizer/downsizer to help you in your downsizing journey.

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  •  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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  •  05/06/2022 09:47 PM

After more than eight years in slow downsizing mode, we have given ourselves a deadline of a year from now to clear. We pose questions to keep us focused on the big task ahead of us.

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  •  04/06/2022 02:22 PM

Downsizing the Family Home by Marni Jameson (Sterling/AARP, 2015) provides an engaging, practical, and personal summary of the downsizing process, with a focus on the emotional aspects.

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  •  03/24/2022 04:56 PM

When slow downsizing, it's important to have an overall sense of direction. But approach the overall project in any way that will keep you motivated.

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  •  02/26/2022 12:08 PM

I'm surprised to learn what how much I've gained from my downsizing project beyond various approaches to and methods for discarding and/or preserving artifacts from my life.

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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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  •  02/10/2022 05:10 PM

If you came of age before digital photography, you may have a large number of color slides you never look at. I share how I am pruning and preparing my collection for digitization.

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  •  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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