Downsizing Your Life

Are you thinking about downsizing in retirement? Or, have you perhaps already experienced the benefits of downsizing your life. Not so long ago, I reduced my possessions to 200 items and I have never felt better! You can too.

8 hours ago

Downsize Your Possessions – Your Way

The colonial furniture had made its way from my childhood bedroom to my first apartment and my next four places of residence, but now that I was downsizing and leaving my home of 36 years, it was time to say goodbye. In Marie Kondo fashion…

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2 days ago

How I Went from Downsizing to Minimalism

I began my downsizing journey many years ago. I found that it is more of an ongoing process than an event. Even though there were many events within the process, it was always focused around the removal of things. All of those cherished possessions…

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4 days ago

Jump OFF the Black Friday Bandwagon – Don’t Buy Ask Why

Black Friday signals one of the biggest shopping days of the year. TV adverts, social media posts, newspapers, magazines, billboards – everywhere we turn there is someone somewhere prompting us to buy the next new thing. I don’t know about you…

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2 weeks ago

A Handy Checklist for Savvy Home Buyers

Often, I get a text or email from someone asking me what I think about a home they are considering purchasing. They will send me the address and ask me, “What do you think of this house?” I think they expect me to say…

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4 weeks ago

How to Know If Downsizing Is the Right Thing to Do

Richard and Jane Brown sold their four-bedroom home in the suburbs. And moved into a new two-bedroom condominium. In their 60s and still active, they chose this condominium for its amenities. It was two blocks from the ocean…

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1 month ago

Decluttering the Nest: Helping Your Adult Children (and You!) to Move Forward

Why is it that so many adult children use their parents’ home to store all their childhood mementos? What effect does this have on them? And how does it affect the parents who allow it? When my husband and I bought our current home…

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1 month ago

5 Tips to Help You Find a Roommate After 60

One of the most important steps in finding a roommate is deciding that you’re ready to do so. This step, however, often gets trampled over in the decision-making process. So, I advise women who are contemplating the roommate…

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1 month ago

5 Decluttering Tasks That Have a Big Impact!

So you want to declutter but are inundated with stuff and need to create some space. Working through your home methodically and systematically is the goal but sometimes you just need to make a dent in your clutter… quickly!

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1 month ago

Are You Downsizing Your Home Too? I Couldn’t Let Go of this One Thing!

Anyone who has downsized her home knows that the experience it is an emotional roller coaster. The process of getting rid of our possessions goes something like this. First we get rid of the junk that has accumulated in our homes. This includes…

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2 months ago

Did You Know You Can Sell Your Own House?

My nephew recently called me and asked me to list his home for sale. I have been the “family” real estate go-to person for over 40years, so it was not an unusual request. My answer to his request would be different this time. I have just retired both my…

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