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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.

When Should You Give Away Your Jewelry? (VIDEO)
4 days ago

When Should You Give Away Your Jewelry? (VIDEO)

My mother had a fabulous collection of what is now called “fashion” jewelry, much of it acquired through her sister’s costume jewelry company. One of the greatest thrills of my childhood was walking through the aisles of stacked wooden drawers at my aunt’s…
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5 Surprising Benefits of Homesharing
5 days ago

5 Surprising Benefits of Homesharing

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A couple months back, I had an enlightening conversation with Melanie, a 63-year-old in central California who had decided to give homesharing a try. Melanie had an interesting account of her path to homesharing. She explained to me that she’d been working…
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How to Declutter Your Home, 20-Minutes at a Time
1 week ago

How to Declutter Your Home, 20-Minutes at a Time

We all know the old saying that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and the same principle can be applied to clutter clearing too. The trick is to begin small and take it a step at a time. Begin by choosing a small area that contains things you…
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The Positives of Subtraction: Behaviors to Keep Post-Covid
2 weeks ago

The Positives of Subtraction: Behaviors to Keep Post-Covid

We are entering a gradual post-pandemic period. Over the past year and two months, there are a number of subtractions I have made that have been positive. Going forward, I would like to hold on to the positive subtractions that came about…
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The Odd Experience of Unexpectedly Moving to a New Home
3 weeks ago

The Odd Experience of Unexpectedly Moving to a New Home

Moving is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most stressful things in life. In the past seven years, we have moved three times. That’s a lot of hours x weeks and months devoted to planning, packing and pining over personal wares that found…
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7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
4 weeks ago

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60

Have you got a stack of yogurt containers, microwave meal bowls or a shelf full of empty jars? Most of us keep food containers as we hate to throw them out. We figure that eventually we’ll find a use for them. Maybe we think a use will miraculously present…
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How to Find Acceptance in Friends and Family When Deciding to Downsize
4 weeks ago

How to Find Acceptance in Friends and Family When Deciding to Downsize

As someone working with people in transition, I meet a lot of interesting women. Amanda is one of them. A wonderful, professional woman approaching 60, Amanda had her mind made up. After spending several months carefully considering…
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Do Your Clothes Spark Joy After 50? (Do They Have to?)
1 month ago

Do Your Clothes Spark Joy After 50? (Do They Have to?)

A lot of people, including myself, have fallen hard for the “Konmari” craze. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the trend – which has spread like wildfire – is the result of the enormous success of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic…
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Why Choosing the Right Hangers Can Be a Game Changer
1 month ago

Why Choosing the Right Hangers Can Be a Game Changer

Hangers – I bet you’ve never given them a second thought. They are just there, they just exist functionally to hang your clothes in your wardrobe or closet. It’s not the number one thing on your agenda, what’s the big deal? If you are not 100% happy with your…
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Need to Get the Clutter Out? Find a Clutter Buddy!
2 months ago

Need to Get the Clutter Out? Find a Clutter Buddy!

Which door do you dread opening? Is it your clothes closet, the linen closet, the kitchen pantry, or perhaps the one to the back seat of your car? We all have those places where we stuff, hoard and ignore clutter, and they mock us every time we walk by…
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