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Second-Hand Stores Can Be Your Decluttering Partners

As part of my recent series about downsizing or decluttering by selling, here is the final method to consider: second-hand stores. Wherever you live, there is sure to be at least one second-hand store in your town. There are a few different types so I will share three...

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Here’s Why I Aim to Make You Smile…& Shift Your Story!

Shining and Striping in London! When I was a little girl, one of my favorite songs that my dad would sing was "You Are My Sunshine". I was the only girl in a family of five so I'll admit he definitely doted on me and I responded with seeking to put a smile on his...

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Hoarding: When is Too Much Stuff Too Much?

Most folks have a weakness for accumulating something.  Shoes...kitchen gadgets...automotive tools...you name it! These items reflect our interests and our dreams.  We enjoy strutting about in the latest kicks.  We prepare and savor gourmet meals....

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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...

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9 OnLine Selling Options to Clear Space in your Home

So you've made headway with identifying what items must go..... terrific! Perhaps you've got a wide array of things to sell, ranging from fly fishing rods to a Scandinavian blonde bedroom suite.  Are you ready for some online selling?  Think it will be a...

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Three Considerations to Maximize your Return When You Sell your Stuff

What's your stuff worth? 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...

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How to Release Other People’s Stuff from your Home

set yourself free! Does this sound familiar? The kids are grown and on their own...yet their childhood stuff is still stashed in your guest room/rumpus room/basement. Mom's Lenox china and silverware for 16 are stowed in your dining room hutch. Dad's beer steins and...

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Basic Rules to Edit Your Home Clutter with Heartfelt Intention

Setting the stage When you're ready to pull the trigger on decluttering, start with establishing a few ground rules. All new habits take time and intention. It's invaluable to think through what you want to accomplish..to envision how you want things to be. And when...

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Decluttering 101 According to Mary V

The 4 Pillars of my Decluttering Philosophy will Kickstart your Fabulous Second Act! Decluttering seems like a no-brainer activity, doesn't it? Get rid of the junk, organize your stuff, boom! But if it's truly so simple, why is it so hard for many of us to do it? Why...

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What Exactly is Clutter…and Why Do I Have It?

One woman's trash is another woman's treasure Arriving at a basic definition of clutter is paramount to successfully clearing space in your place "Release the clutter in your life and set yourself free! Make room for what matters now!" Ahhh, who doesn't want to savor...

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