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With all the rush to buy gifts and make everything “perfect,” it’s easy to lose the true meaning and purpose of the holidays — enjoying opportunities to spend time and break bread with family and friends. Here are a couple of ideas that may help you to make your holidays both meaning-full and peace-full. Think…

Move over, Marie Kondo. Swedish Author says death- cleaning is the way to go! It’s become so clear that Americans are drowning in stuff that suggesting ways to help them pare down has become an international cottage industry. It’s not about joy…  Marie Kondo of Japan was first to make downsizing a national obsession, with her…

If you’re ready to let go of some stuff, but you’re not sure where to start, try sorting and decluttering category by category. (You can get a list of categories here.) 1.     Create a work space. Clear a spot where you can work without being disturbed — for example, the dining room table, the bed or the floor…

Feeling overstuffed? As a way of encouragement, I often tell prospective clients that downsizing will help them feel much lighter. They probably think I mean it metaphorically, but I mean it quite literally. Decluttering and downsizing their home gives people the feeling they have physically lost weight — probably because our home environments have more impact on…

As often as I hear baby boomers promise that they’re going to start downsizing, I see few who actually do it. They have great intentions. But without a specific reason to get started, they lose their motivation. Downsizing becomes something to do when they have the time. And their piles of stuff keep getting bigger and bigger….

When I tell people that I help people downsize their homes, I often get a quizzical look. Senior Move Manager?  What’s that? This letter, which I recently received from a client, will give you an answer to that question. You’ll get a good idea of who I work with, when they call me, and why. (The letter is…

After a lifetime of choosing, purchasing and living with things you love, it’s natural to want to pass them down to the next generation. There’s just one problem: The next generation really doesn’t want them. And it’s not just your kids who don’t want your stuff. It’s everybody’s kids. There is very little demand for the things baby boomers and their…

“It’s often said that the things you own expand to fill the space you live in, but the opposite, that they contract to fit nicely, never happens.” — Alan Henry, Lifehacker It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, clutter accumulates. For most people, where there is space available things arrive to fill…

Downsizing — letting go of furniture, books and memorabilia that you’ve spent a lifetime collecting is rarely easy. Clearing out things that belonged to a family member who has passed — a spouse, parent, or loved one — can be especially hard to do. Because everyone grieves differently, some people are compelled to start cleaning…

Are you looking forward to the upcoming holidays, but at the same time dreading all the work associated with decorating and making your home look festive for the season? As a Move Manager, and Professional Organizer with a background in interior design, I can decorate your house and find “new homes” for your loved, but…