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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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  •  01/02/2020 10:43 AM

The slow downsizer assesses her progress in 2019, including sold, donated, and trashed items.

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  •  05/08/2019 02:38 PM

In my annual or semi-annual wardrobe purge, I have some criteria to make quick decisions about what to keep and what to consign or donate. But it's not always easy.

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  •  04/22/2019 11:41 AM

A friend who moved cross-country displays her memories in a visually interesting way without making her home feel like a museum.

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  •  02/18/2019 02:13 PM

Figuring out what to do with my mother's collection of girdles is a stumper for this slow downsizer.

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  •  01/26/2019 02:07 PM

I follow Marie Kondo's advice and imagine what I would keep that sparks joy.

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  •  01/03/2019 04:12 PM

2018 was a slower downsizing year than normal, but I did develop some new habits of mind that I hope I will carry forward into 2019.

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  •  07/22/2018 05:02 PM

It's good to take advantage of the opportunity to downsize and organize that occur in the course of change. We recently did this as we shrunk our living space in preparation for a tenant.

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  •  05/28/2018 09:31 PM

I have many unread books on my shelves. Before letting go of them, I am reading a select few. Here is a review of five very different titles from this collection that I've recently read.

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