Articles About Downsizing

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3 Main Reasons to Downsize

As I see it, there are only three main reasons to downsize. They can overlap a bit, but are essentially different. 1. Need to reduce the number of belongings to feel your space is larger. This is the easiest reason. Maybe you have too much stuff and it’s bothering you. Maybe you’ve decided to … [Read More...]

Extreme Downsizing Update

A few months ago when I blogged about my “extreme downsizing” I was still struggling with the reality of having to let so much of my life go to fit into a tiny apartment. Well, I thought it was time for an update on this, in case any of you are in this position. Or something to think about if and … [Read More...]

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Downsize Negativity

Downsize negativity? What’s that? And how does it fit with downsizing possessions? Well, with all that’s been going on in the world these days, we can see how some disasters claim our possessions, and it’s very easy to become negative and depressed about everything. And that can spill over into our … [Read More...]

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10 Downsizing and Moving Tips

At some point in life, nearly everyone finds it necessary to downsize. Sometimes this is due to a realization that it’s time to better organize your current home; other times it will be because you’re moving to a smaller home, condo or apartment. Keep in mind that your goal in downsizing is to … [Read More...]

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Downsizing Christmas Expectations

Is it just me or did December happen earlier this year? In my part of the world, the cold and snow came earlier than usual, but somehow the concept of December arriving too just didn’t appear in my consciousness. So here we are, Christmas just around the corner with all its shiny expectations, … [Read More...]

Articles About Organizing

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Earth Day 2014–a different look at organizing

Earth Day has popped up so quickly this year, I wasn’t organized to write something for it! But I can’t let it pass without jotting (read typing) a few thoughts about the day and what’s behind it. It occurs to me that working to save our world from whatever looks like it’s sure to destroy earth … [Read More...]

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The Upside of Saying No and Being Organized

Today I'm hosting Liesel Teversham on her Virtual Book Tour for her newly published book No Problem. The Upside of Saying No.  Listen in below to our chat about how this fits with being organized. Loading the player ... This is Liesel's first book, and it's really a handbook for those who … [Read More...]

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Creating Order from Disorder

Welcome to guest blogger Lucinda Curran who operates Eco Health Solutions in Carlton North, Australia. Today Lucinda writes about how being organized improves quality of life...   A core belief of mine, no doubt stemming from my studies of Feng Shui, is that our inner world is reflected in … [Read More...]

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Interior Alignment and Organizing

What does interior alignment mean? When I think of alignment, I think of my vehicle and its wheels. But on further thought, I realize that interior alignment also has to do with how we are within ourselves and the impact our surroundings have on us. I see an image of little ducks swimming after … [Read More...]

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Organized or Too Much Stuff?

While sitting in a waiting room recently, I was reading one of the popular women's magazines about organizing. The author wrote about women who had taken a 180 degree turn in their lives, including some of their comments about that major experience. One said she "noticed how much less stuff I … [Read More...]