Blog #slow downsizing


  • 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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  • 03/31/2020 06:40 PM

Take a kinder, gentler approach to downsizing during this time of crisis. This post offers some simple suggestions that will still allow you to see progress.

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  • 03/10/2020 07:56 PM

Do you clip newspaper and magazine articles and recipes? Do you ever refer to these items? I share examples from my own clipping habit and how I'm training myself to think in a new way.

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  • 02/26/2020 09:21 AM

Paper items I've saved are my biggest downsizing challenge: information records, reference materials, and the hardest of all, souvenirs--from childhood on. I assess each area's current status, my emotional attachment, and proposed actions.

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  • 02/22/2020 10:57 AM

It's the story behind each object that provides its worth. I write about preserving these stories in "My Life in...(name type of object)."

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  • 01/04/2020 04:38 PM

Each year of my slow downsizing journey I look back to see what I learned that I can share with others.

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