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 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! ...

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...

Three Ways to Help Aging Parents While They’re Still Independent

It’s hard to see our parents slow down as they age!   It doesn’t happen overnight, unless they incur a serious health issue, such as a broken hip or stroke.  Generally, it’s a gradual process.  A “senior” moment here and there.  A...

Three Things We Do to Delay Downsizing

At some point in your life, downsizing becomes necessary.  For some, the trigger is a smaller household.  The kids are grown and out of the house.  Or perhaps a relationship has ended, due to divorce or death.  For others, the impetus may be a progressive health...

Five Big Things to Release When Downsizing is in your Future

Smart choices are essential when it comes to furnishing a compact space!  Large rooms can readily accommodate big items.  But when you’re transitioning to something smaller, re-thinking what goes with you is super important. Moving in itself can be so...