Downsizing
5 Moving Mistakes Most People Make (and How to Avoid Them)

5 Moving Mistakes Most People Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Experts call moving the third most stressful life event, and it’s because there are literally, a thousand moving parts. There’s a lot more to moving than simply changing spaces and moving your items. It’s packing up everything you own and changing up your daily routine while still keeping up with life, work, family and any […]

Our 10 favorite organizing tips from Marie Kondo

Our 10 favorite organizing tips from Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is more than just an organizing guru. She’s officially a verb. As in, “This weekend, I’m going to Marie Kondo my condo.” If you don’t immediately recognize her name, Kondo is a Japanese organizational guru whose book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing has become a […]

8 Ways to Downsize Your Kitchen and Live with Less

8 Ways to Downsize Your Kitchen and Live with Less

Your kitchen is one of the most likely rooms of the house to elicit the most common argument against decluttering — the “But I need that!” response. And it’s true, there are many things in your kitchen that you use every day. If you look objectively at your stuff, though, you’ll find that not only […]

Shoe Organization 101

Shoe Organization 101

Heels. Wedges. Ballet flats. Boots. Everyone knows the right pair of shoes can take an outfit from blah to ooh la la. But if your closet is overflowing with pairs of shoes you don’t even wear, or you can never find the shoes you want, it’s probably time to purge and reorganize. Here are some […]

Managing a Move During the Busy Holiday Season

Managing a Move During the Busy Holiday Season

5 Tips for Making Holiday Moving Merry Between gift shopping, spending time with family and friends and decorating, the holidays can be busy (and often stressful) enough without adding a move on top of it. But if your upcoming relocation just so happens to coincide with the holiday season, have no fear — these tips […]

10 Things to Get Rid Of Right Now

10 Things to Get Rid Of Right Now

Everybody does it. We hold on tight to the items we think we might need someday. Whether they’re tucked away in junk drawers, the garage or the craft room, almost everyone has a secret stockpile of things that are just that …”things.” The simple act of tossing many of these “things” will free up much […]

Closet Simplification 101

Closet Simplification 101

All too often, closets are treated as lesser-important spaces that take a backseat to the other more visible areas of your home. Because what’s inside is hidden behind closed doors, many homeowners use closets as a space to hide their unwanted clutter or simply house clothing, shoes and accessories, without much regard to how things […]

Envisioning Your Future

Envisioning Your Future

It’s not always easy to stop and think of what your life will be like five to 10 years down the road. We get so caught up in our day-to-day routines and old habits that we forget to evaluate how our everyday decisions affect the future. But there’s no denying that as our lives evolve, […]

Finding the Right Resources

Finding the Right Resources

Originally published in the Erickson Tribune. Downsizing doesn’t have to be difficult if you have the right resources working for you. Start by asking for help! Start by hiring a professional to develop a floor plan. This resource is invaluable and are your first step in the process. If you are considering selling any of […]