Articles About Downsizing

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Downsize the New Year’s Goal Setting

It’s that time of year again when all the Facebook status updates, Tweets, magazine articles, blog posts, and so on, are talking about New Year’s Resolutions. I say it’s time to downsize these, or perhaps more correctly, right-size them. How many years have we made a list of changes we wanted in … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

Articles About Organizing

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Organizing to Live Green at Home

Despite Kermit’s song about it not being easy to be green, it really is easy! All it takes is a bit of organizing. Being aware of and changing our habits can make a difference. Even simple activities such as turning off electrically powered appliances and electronics when not in use can have an … [Read More...]

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Spring Closet Organizing Challenge

Are you ready for your spring closet organizing challenge? I don’t usually think of it this way, however there are times . . I spent the weekend purging my closet. Not that it was in terrible shape because I regularly eliminate anything I’m not wearing, but because it’s finally a new season, and … [Read More...]

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Finding Time to Organize

Do you have a difficult time finding that time to organize? Seems that this is one of the hardest things to do but it actually doesn’t need to be. It’s about changing our habits to include organizing. This can be really easy. Here’s how: 1. Focus on one thing a time: Rather than stressing about … [Read More...]

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Organizing Paper the Easy Way

Organizing paper is one of life’s challenges, especially how to file it so it’s available at a moment’s notice. This isn’t difficult with a good system. I recommend hanging folders in a filing cabinet, with a loose folder inside each one. When the loose folder is removed, it’s easy to see where … [Read More...]

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Organizing Passwords

What’s to organize about passwords? And how does organizing them make any difference to anything? Isn’t it annoying that we need passwords for everything these days? Everything from logging onto a website to accessing our bank account to sometimes the ability to use our bank or credit card … [Read More...]