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If you, or someone you care about, want to get a decluttering project started but can’t seem to do it, here are some ideas that may help you break through your blocks and succeed! 1. Start by looking at what’s cluttering up your head. If you’re having trouble getting started, the first thing to consider is…

When people ask me how long it takes to downsize and move, I say: That depends. How big is your home? How much stuff is inside it? And, most critically, how quickly can you make decisions? Whatever the particulars, having a Senior Move Manager who oversees the project and wrangles the details always eliminates hours…

One of the most challenging aspects of downsizing is the feeling of isolation. While no one has the same attachment to your things as you do, many people have gone through the downsizing experience. And getting their support can make a big difference. In support of that idea, this month, we’re getting a little help from…

Find yourself dragging your feet when you think about  downsizing or decluttering?  It’s probably because you’re focusing on all the things you’d give up. Instead, think about all the things you’ll gain!  Here are just a few of things you’ll get… More space.  When every surface is piled up with stuff and every room is…

I appreciate that this suggestion might be a little more enticing if it were called something else. But as a Swede myself, I have to say that I find the Swedish concept of “death cleaning” – clearing out your home so the people you leave behind won’t have to — joyful and liberating. If you…

By 2030, seniors will account for one-fifth of the total U.S. population – 79.1 million. And a large number of them will be downsizing their homes. As a realtor, you know what you need to do to get a home ready to sell. But you may not be ready for everything that needs to happen to get the…

  If you’re moving, it’s easy to forget that packing up your home is just half of the job. You also have to unpack at the other end! Use these 6 tips and you’ll have a smooth move from start to finish. Let the movers do the packing. Yes, you could do it yourself. But…

When it comes time to help someone declutter or downsize, I always tell people not to be ashamed because I’ve seen it all. Even so, I was stunned when I read the Becoming Minimalist blog “21 Surprising Statistics About How Much We Actually Own.” According to the blog, the average American has 300,000 items in their home.   That…

People ask us that all the time. And we always give the same answer: Now! If you’re thinking about it, start doing it.  People know that. Then they put it off anyway. “I know I should, but I don’t have the energy to do it now,” they say. Unfortunately, waiting makes it a lot harder. People…

Right up there with baking sourdough bread, decluttering and downsizing have moved high up on the list of people’s things to do while we’re stuck at home. We agree! There is no time like now to begin your decluttering project. Before you get started, you should know how the current situation may impact your efforts. Challenges:  Lots…