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Prevent Clutter & Save Money – Visit Your Local Library

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing, Storage|Tags: , , |

What is the best way to prevent clutter & save money? As the title says, visit your local library.  They have a myriad of books, magazines, cd’s, dvd’s, & books on tape. Not sure if I missed anything, but all of these items that we buy can lead to a whole lot of clutter.  Clutter that we have to maintain in some fashion, which has associated costs. To keep them organized so you can find what you need when you need it, there is a storage component.  You may need to purchase storage if you don’t already have something you [...]

Media Storage-How to Determine Your Needs

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing, Storage|Tags: , , |

  Media storage can be challenging for many reasons.  Even though we’re living in the on-demand digital age, many of us have physical media that we still use.  Just like items that we can touch, we need to find a place for media to live and that means storage. Typically, we store our things where we use them. That makes our things easily accessible where and when we need them, and we know what we own so we don’t buy duplicates. As mentioned in previous posts, our belongings need to be proportionate to our living spaces.  With that in mind, [...]

Life Situations That Create a Need to Declutter

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Decluttering, Downsizing, Home Organization, Moving, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing|Tags: , , , , , |

Life situations that create a need to declutter are many.  These situations typically create a change to your living dynamic.  Many are resistant to change and it’s understandable, especially at those times when you feel a loss.  However, sometimes it helps to take an action to work through that sense of loss.  Decluttering is a liberating feeling and may just be the right action for you. Life situations occur whenever there is a change in your living situation.  This becomes an opportune time to declutter and organize for the new to come into your life.  The scenarios below provide some insight [...]

Minimalism – The Path to Health & Happiness

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Downsizing, Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing|Tags: , , , |

  There have been a lot of posts on the internet lately about minimalism.  It seems to be surfacing in a lot of ways everywhere.  As an organizer and Feng Shui enthusiast, I love the concept.  The idea of letting go of items that aren’t necessary is simplicity in the most basic form.  Eliminating unnecessary items, clutter, allows the energy (chi) to flow freely through your living spaces.  Good energy flow allows for health and happiness. Everyone I know tells me they have too much stuff.  I hear that from pretty much every client that I have ever worked with.  [...]

Do I really need 13 pairs of tweezers?

By | May 5th, 2014|Categories: Downsizing, Eldercare, Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing, Seniors|Tags: , , , |

That’s a very good question. What about 9 pairs of scissors, do you really need that many? Or 3 bread makers, do you really need that many? Or that gadget you bought after listening to a very convincing television commercial. It makes a lot of sense to ask yourself these questions about your stuff from time to time. We are all surrounded by things in our homes that we may not necessarily need, use, or love. Our things typically come into our lives faster than they go. We get caught up in the day to day activities that make up our lives [...]

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‘Tis the Season’……of Giving

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Donation, Downsizing, Holidays, Rightsizing|Tags: , , , |

            The holiday season is in full swing and so is the season of giving. That’s what the holidays are all about…giving. To give of one’s abundance, is the definition of giving, as listed in Dictionary.com. We give thanks during the Thanksgiving holiday for the abundance of blessings bestowed on us throughout the year. Charity food drives are prominent at this time, to give of one’s abundance. So, why do we give? Well, for a lot of reasons. The list below shows just some of the benefits of giving. • Helping someone in need is an energizing feeling. • [...]

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Rightsizing For a Move

By | August 12th, 2013|Categories: Downsizing, Moving, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing|Tags: , , |

There can be a lot of reasons why you may decide to move to a smaller home. Your decision could be economical, you may no longer want the responsibility of maintenance, you may no longer need that much space, or your health may dictate the need of assistance for daily activities. Whatever the reason, moving to a smaller home is a big event at any age. Wherever you live, you want your home to be a peaceful, comfortable living environment. When you have a lot of stuff surrounding you it can feel like the walls are closing in. You need your [...]

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Downsizing or Rightsizing: Why Using the Proper Term can Make a big Difference

By | October 16th, 2012|Categories: Downsizing, Rightsizing|

This may seem a little nit-picky, but terms you use in a conversation can sometimes make a big difference.For example, the first time I heard the term downsizing, it was used as a negative connotation. It was quite a while ago and it was used in the media to describe a strategy that large companies were implementing to cut costs. These companies were laying off large groups of employees to save money because they were not making enough sales to meet projections for the year. That is a very negative connotation for the employees that had to find another job. [...]

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