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How to Clear Out a Home to Sell After a Death

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Decluttering, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever had to clear out a home to sell after a death?  If so, then you know how much there is to do. You also know that it’s an emotional journey.  We learn things about our loved ones that we didn’t know as we cull through their things.  These things are small pieces of their lives that live on through the memories they leave behind. Several years ago, I had to clear out a home to get it ready to sell after my aunt passed away.  I was her caregiver, although I didn’t live with her, for 8 [...]

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 [...]

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Inherited Items Can Quickly Become Clutter

By | October 11th, 2015|Categories: Home Organization|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of surasakiStock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   How many of you have inherited items from a loved one that passed away?  How many of you kept all those things whether you had room for them or not?  And how many of you now have a cluttered house, basement or garage with inherited items? Anyone that received inherited tangible items can relate to this dilemma to some degree.  Most of us that are not just starting out in our adult lives have our homes furnished to our liking. This could mean that we have little to no space to add furniture, [...]

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Organizing After a Death

By | September 16th, 2015|Categories: estate planning, Grief, Organizing Tips, Planning|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   When a loved one passes away there are many things to do.  So many things in fact, that it can quickly become overwhelming.  Whether it’s sudden or after a long illness, you will experience grief and probably aren’t thinking straight. My aunt passed away recently and this article provides insight from my personal experience.  This subject is not a topic that most want to think about but it is necessary and I hope it will be helpful.  One thing I would like to mention that helped me, is that when I was planning [...]

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