Blog #slow downsizing


  •  01/03/2021 02:56 PM

During this past home-bound year, I appreciate the great headway I made on my downsizing and the benefit to others of some of my efforts.

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  •  12/30/2020 11:30 AM

To say goodbye to 2020, I share 20 paper items I came across this year in going through the family archives.

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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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  •  12/18/2020 09:51 PM

Slow downsizing has some unique challenges, including priority issues, duplication of efforts, obsessiveness, regrets, and fatigue. I offer some solutions to my challenges.

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  •  12/01/2020 11:21 AM

Three tools are essential to the serious downsizer--a camera, a scanner, and a shredder--the former two to help preserve memories, the latter to safely reduce paper.

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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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  •  08/28/2020 07:30 PM

I share some travel scrapbook pages I created that use pieces of memorabilia I've saved as well as text and other found imagery.

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  •  07/25/2020 02:43 PM

During my 17 weeks of self-isolating during the pandemic, I've had my ups and downs with downsizing, while still making progress.

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  •  06/15/2020 03:27 PM

To honor family members, I create memory collages using images that capture aspects of their lives. This process allows me to let go of some of the actual items that inspired my art.

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  •  05/24/2020 04:26 PM

Are you someone who saves the programs from various plays, concerts, and exhibits you attend? With live events on hold, I decided to tackle my own large collection.

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  •  05/14/2020 02:18 PM

Do you have remnants of old, unfinished projects that it feels like a crime to throw away? Here's my list and my ensuing downsizing trial for each project.

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  •  04/20/2020 11:34 AM

Letters and other correspondence from friends and family are one of the hardest sets of items to part with when downsizing but a good task to tackle when you have time on your hands, as during this pandemic lock-down.

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