•  07/26/2022 02:42 PM

Downsizing involves a juggling act involving the personal value of your things, the time it will take to disperse or preserve them, and their monetary value. I provide some ways of working through the equation.

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  •  07/17/2022 12:45 PM

If, like me, you've been a lifetime saver, you probably have items that fall into the category of "ephemera," items that were expected to have only short-term use. But someone may want these AND be willing to pay you.

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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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  •  04/14/2022 09:07 PM

Like one in 10 Americans, I am the not-so-proud renter of an external storage unit. After 20 years, I am finally conquering that space and have advice to offer others.

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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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  •  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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  •  12/19/2021 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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  •  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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