Baby Boomers

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Second-Hand Stores Can Be Your Decluttering Partners

As part of my annual series about downsizing or decluttering by selling, here is another method to consider: second-hand stores.    Today I’m sharing three of the most common: consignment shops, pawn shops and thrift shops. Each venue is unique with what it can offer. Equally important is understanding the entire selling process, from what …

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Swedish Death Cleaning: A Savvy Celebration of Life (Really!)

What will become of all the possessions we have accumulated over our lifetime?  With  Minimalism in vogue these days, Swedish Death Cleaning, or “Döstädning”,  has rapidly garnered interest all over the world. It’s not a new Swedish phenomenon. And despite the ominous sounding name, it is not just about cleaning or dusting before one dies.  …

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Why Do We Have So Much Stuff?

Most would agree that we have too many things. But how does this happen? And why does it feel difficult to declutter excess items? Let’s explore 3 common reasons…or what I call “clutter triggers”…as to why we accumulate too much. Knowing how we got here will make the decluttering easier to tackle.  And equally important: …

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5 Ways to Embrace your Midlife Transition!

Midlife is more than just a halfway point. It’s a marker for the typical milestones experienced in your life’s journey. The kids are grown and (or almost) on their own. You’ve been married for a couple decades now (unless you’re starting over…or on your own again). Your career may be at its zenith. This is …

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