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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.

10 months ago

Who Do I Leave My Belongings to If I Have No Children?

“Who do I leave my belongings to?” is one of the most common questions amongst those who are childless, who are estranged from their children for some reason, or whose children live on the other side of the world. Bethany, aged 70, has never had children…

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10 months ago

Moving to a New Home Later in Life: Deciding to Stay or Go

As I mentioned in the first blog of this series, moving to a new home later in life could be motivated by several things: health status, retirement, an empty nest, living costs, lifestyle choices. Among these, a health condition might force you…

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11 months ago

Stop Beating Yourself Up! Embrace Your Clutter! (Well, Some of It Anyway)

I recently paid a high price to figure out I can’t and won’t get rid of all my clutter. Even my “throw-it-all-out” husband colluded with me in this discovery. I say this after: Putting 30 garbage bags full of my clothes out for a porch pickup from Purple Heart…

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11 months ago

Is It Time to Face and Purge Your Closet?

You can learn a lot about a woman by looking at her closet. Some closet spaces are tidy and arranged by color while others are in disarray with heaps of clothes that didn’t quite make it onto a hangar. I think that the way we feel about our aging bodies…

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11 months 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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12 months 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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12 months ago

Get Your Own House Back! Stop Being a Repository for Other People’s Stuff! (VIDEO)

If there is one thing we all noticed a little more of during the Covid lockdown, it was the amount of clutter we had accumulated and the impact it can have on how we feel in our own homes. Perhaps for the first time, you clearly felt the impact…

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12 months ago

What Is Negative Space in Home Décor and How to Use It

Do you love changing up your home’s décor? Do you get happy thinking about design but want a tip or two to elevate your game? Even if you yawn at the idea of redoing your space because your skill set and joy lie elsewhere, this information could help you…

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1 year 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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1 year 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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