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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...