Articles About Downsizing

Gift Box

Downsizing the Christmas Wrap

If you grew up in a family like mine, you were taught to recycle all possible gift wrap to use for the next appropriate event. The concept of downsizing it was as foreign as it could possibly be back then! Anything disposed of was well beyond another use, under any circumstances. My aunt even ironed … [Read More...]

Plaster And Heart

How to Prepare to Downsize?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? It’s actually a bigger question than the words indicate. Preparing to downsize includes four dimensions: Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual. Assuming the downsizing is to move to a smaller home, whatever shape that may take, here are the steps I … [Read More...]

Downsizing vs Minimalism

I'm honored to be over at Helena Kalivoda's blog today talking about Downsizing and Minimalism. Is there a difference between downsizing and minimalism? With so much published lately about minimalism, I'm beginning to wonder if the two are regarded as the same. What do you think? Why not drop … [Read More...]

Make a Mental Move to Downsize

While we talk about downsizing our possessions and home, many times it’s out of fear of doing just that. If such a situation were in the near future, the idea of going through all our belongings and selecting only a fraction of them to come with us to our smaller home, is daunting to say the … [Read More...]

Downsizing and Minimalism

I must confess that during the extreme downsizing I did several months ago, minimalism was no-where on my radar. However in recent weeks, I’ve discovered this interesting new way to live. And it’s not as extreme as the name implies. Just to clarify, I subscribe to minimalism as a means to an … [Read More...]

Articles About Organizing

Christmas Wish List

Last Minute Organizing for Christmas

Only a few more days till December 25—ground zero for the festivities! How is your organizing coming along? This blog is intended to give you some ideas to “wrap up” your gift shopping in the easiest way possible. Here’s a short list of consumable gifts that can be used at any time during the … [Read More...]

Set of beautiful gift cards with red gift bows with ribbons Rast

Organized Gift Giving and Receiving

Two weeks till Christmas! Have you got all your ducks in a row for your celebrations? Organized your entertainment, food, gifts, travel, etc.? If not, better get going! My gift list isn’t a long one, so once I decide who gets what, I can easily take care of the shopping in an afternoon. And, … [Read More...]


Are you organized for Christmas yet?

It’s exactly one month until Christmas Day as I write this. Are you organized for this amazing celebration? I’m not. In fact, do you plan to celebrate the day at all? Has it become just another of those “command performances” for others’ enjoyment with nothing there for you? An outdated tradition … [Read More...]

Balance Comes From Family And Career

Work-Life Balance: an organizing challenge

Is it possible to have balance between work life and home life? Is it simply a matter of organizing our time? Or is it a commitment to equalizing all parts of our life to achieve balance? I used to think it was the latter. Lately, however, I’ve been pondering this yet again because I’m out of … [Read More...]

Happy Car Cartoon

Organize Your Vehicle to Simplify Your Life on the Go

I’ve just purchased a new vehicle, so have been moving everything from my old car to the new one and finding some items that I forgot I had. Just like in the home—things we don’t use regularly are forgotten. So, with my shiny new car, I want to keep it looking spiffy with everything I need there … [Read More...]