Necessity has made the sandwich generation expert jugglers. Not only do they have their own lives to lead, often with dual careers but they are the primary support for both older and younger family members. Here’s how the successful ones are managing to keep on juggling. Continue reading “The Sandwich Generation juggles constantly”
Here are five of the best videos by professional organizers or decorators with practical answers to the most pressing clutter questions. There is one from Canada, three from the USA and one from the UK.
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Just the thought of downsizing can cause a flood of emotions, most of them leading to resistance. Here are the top five reasons. Continue reading “Downsizing Resistance. What’s behind it?”
Since the next scheduled post for this blog lands on Christmas Eve, an original article is not being published today. However, you are welcome to check these posts by others if you are looking for a “Downsized Christmas”.
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If your family home is filled with many happy memories of relatives, friends or events, there may be a tendency to view the home as a “Memory Museum”, helping the family recall those good times. However, that can be a stumbling block when it is time to step into the future.
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There are a lot of similarities between eating a 100 lb pumpkin and downsizing a home. Both seem overwhelming and foster a strong desire to procrastinate.
Continue reading “How to eat a 100 lb pumpkin”
Here are six reasons for having to downsize a home in a hurry along with helpful suggestions on how to proceed.
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Downsizing as a widow is never easy since it arrives on your doorstep like bad weather, unwelcome and often by surprise. However, with careful thought, time and support, you will get through this as many have before you.
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Apple pie is very popular internationally, not just in North America. The reason for this enduring love is much like the reason you hang onto your stuff.
Continue reading “Your stuff is like apple pie”
The “how to” of downsizing gets a lot of attention. Preparing for the emotions that are created during this process is just as important. Here are many, mixed emotions you can expect to feel before, during and after you are done. Continue reading “The emotional side of downsizing”