Posts tagged "downsizing"

What To Do With Left Over Clutter From The Kids

The kids have come and gone. College is done and they are on their way out in the world. When you decide to move, downsize, or change up your space, you find it- the left over clutter from the kids. If you are staying in your current space, it might not be a problem. If... Read more »

The Do's and Don'ts of Downsizing A Home

Downsizing. A word that has become very common in our lives today. I am seeing more and more people downsize. This could be due to retirement, divorce, or the need to liquidate your funds. Whatever your reason for changing your space, there is a right and a wrong way to downsize your home. Here are... Read more »

How To Handle Your Parents Stuff

One day we will all have to deal with the loss of our parents. Its the cycle of life but something that none of us want to think about. Unless your parents are living in an assisted living facility or nursing home, you will have to deal with their stuff as well. If they are... Read more »

Selling Antiques In Today's Market; When Your Treasures Aren't Treasured Anymore

Times have changed. Decorating styles have changed as well. I still see homes that have traditional decor but am seeing more modern sleek designs. Or occasionally I see what I term as “transitional” or the combo package style decorating. Antiques are still being bought and sold but there isn’t the large demand for them. So... Read more »

Why You Should Purge On A Regular Basis

As you can imagine, I have been called in to purge homes that people have lived in for 30 plus years. And they are quite full. I always ask “Why didn’t you purge each year?” I always get the same response ” Why should we, there was plenty of room.” And that full home will... Read more »

What To Do When Kids Fly The Coop and Leave Their Stuff; Clearing Out Kids Clutter

Congrads! You are now an empty nester! The kids have flown the coop. You can dance around all day in your jammies with a glass of wine if you want. You don’t have to make dinner for anyone but your spouse! Party time. After the glow fades, you realize that you have been left with... Read more »

Downsizing The Family Home; When Should It Be Done

Last week I had a client ask me when he should start to downsize his mom’s home in preparation to move to assisted living. I said-tomorrow. Its a big process no matter the size of the home. When someone has lived in their home for years, stuff builds up. Even in the cleanest and most... Read more »

The Big Move: How to Create A Smooth Transition To Assisted Living

In one’s life, we make many big moves. There is the first home, the one we spend so much time decorating and making perfect. Then as we get older, there maybe a transition to a senior home or assisted living. This transition is the hardest one we will have to make. So how do you... Read more »

Seniors Who Hoard; A Growing Problem

I didn’t get much sleep last night. Partially due to having an allergy attack from beiing in a  moldy house and partially due to thinking about a new client. I started yesterday with a senior with severe hoarding issues. In my eight years of organizing, this has to be the most severe case I have... Read more »

Temporary Move; Scale down your stuff

Today I helped a client move into a temporary place while her home is being renovated. Its very tiny. Despite giving her alot of  of good prep suggestions, its still pretty crowded with stuff.  A temporary home is just that; temporary. Its main purpose is to provide you with shelter until you can go back... Read more »