Of all the ways of valuing our stuff, the strongest one is by emotion. Sure, financial and practical/useful measures are important when downsizing but if you run into roadblocks, look for the underlying emotions. Here are three, enduring emotions that may be overpowering or delaying your decluttering plan.
No one needs strategies on how to acquire stuff but we are always looking for help on how to organize and get rid of stuff. The minimalism trend has strongly influenced the most popular methods that you may have tried or heard of. Some are more practical than others. There are probably one or two that you find “natural” for your personality and lifestyle. Here are three of the most famous ones.
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Those who downsize from a condo are usually doing so as a second pass. Their original move was likely completed many years earlier. Often the downsizer is an elder who recognizes that a retirement home is now a better match. However, there are a few differences this time. If this applies to you or your parents, read on.
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Living in one place for years usually leads to annual increases in the amount of stuff in the home. Even if only a small amount could be called “clutter”, year-by-year growth can gradually amass an imposing pile to deal with. Here is a simple approach to handling it.
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Dictionary editors have missed the point when it comes to defining “keepsakes”. Here is my definition along with the reason they are a downsizing challenge.