Downsizing my Life – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

I had the pleasure of accompanying my mom to her 60th High School reunion over the weekend.  What a delightful group of people!  As I listened to their stories having graduated in 1957 it was a much simpler time.  Most of them were farm kids and had to get home after school to get their chores done.  One gentleman had one pair of shoes he'd wash and put on the oil furnace register to dry by the mo...
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Downsizing my Life – Fulfilling your purpose

In my quest to downsize my life I now wake up every morning wondering what can I live without in order to live a life a love. In "Becoming Minimalist" latest newsletter he talks about Marie Kondo's book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up" when she talks about "Does it spark joy?".   If it does keep it and if not let it go.  As I declutter I do look around my room and wonder does this stuff...
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Downsizing my Life – Letting go of the old – accepting the new

I've lived my beautiful home for 12 years and the wear and tear of the years have shown itself when I decided to let go of the old tired look and refresh the house with a new coat of paint. And adding two yards of mulch to refresh the flower beds added a new dimension as well. Letting go of the old and accepting the new is a mysterious path that presents itself when we least expect it.  My g...
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Downsizing my Life – “What’s my new career?”

As I begin to look at my career I've had creative and eclectic career serving in many capacities from ministry to nonprofit management to professional organizing and life coaching.  They say you should choose something that you are good at and can do easily.  I say choose something that brings you joy and purpose. While I'm good at professional organizing it's not my passion to declutter everyone...
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Downsizing My Life – Where do I move to next?

It's interesting how when I began to look at downsizing it's an inevitable time to start looking at what's next for my life as my child is grown and I have choices and freedoms to choose a new life.  I'm finding it's less important to have a big house and lots of stuff.  There is a sense of freedom in releasing my stuff so I can enjoy "moments" in life more then the stuff I have to dust and take c...
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Downsizing my Life – Where do I START??

I realized the other day that I am moving into the last third of my life and I need a new game plan.  If I wanted to move tomorrow I have TOO MUCH STUFF!!  So, as a professional organizer it was time to take my own advice and start to downsize my life from my four bedroom home into a smaller footprint with much less stuff.  And for me I was totally energized to start getting rid of my stuff.  Here...
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