Downsizing

second-hand store

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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estate sale

How an Estate Sale Moves Everything (But the Kitchen Sink!)

What if you could sell roomfuls of things without having to pack, load, unload…and then possibly do all of this yet again for the things that didn’t sell? Sound good? Then grab a seat because an estate sale may be just the ticket for you! It’s one more option for reducing your stuff when you …

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3 Considerations to Maximize Your Return When Selling Your Stuff

When you decide to release what you no longer need, use or love in your home, you’ve taken the first essential step towards decluttering for a better you! But now, what will you do with those things? There are four possible actions you can take: sell, donate, gift and dispose.  Each approach warrants a deeper …

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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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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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5 Small Spaces to Get your Decluttering Mojo in Motion!

Ever notice how everyone agrees without hesitation that decluttering is a good thing? That they should really get going with it? Yet why do so many of us hesitate and leave it at that? Honestly, it’s the overwhelming feeling that holds us back! It descends upon us as we visualize our home and all the …

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