Archive for the Downsizing Category

11 Tips for Adjusting to a Smaller Home

You may be downsizing your home for any number of reasons. Maybe you fell in love with another neighborhood that’s pricier than your current one. Perhaps you’re tired of a long daily commute. Are you an empty nester and can’t properly maintain a large home? If you

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5 Steps to Getting Rid of Your Stuff Before Downsizing

After many years in a home, most of us accumulate an excess of furniture, artwork, books, china, crystal, flatware, jewelry, clothing, sports equipment, and more. When it’s time to downsize, the challenge is figuring out what to do with all of it. You should end up with

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5 Ways Professional Organizers Declutter & Keep Peace in the Family

Are you downsizing after many years? Decluttering a home is tedious work and may cause friction in the family. Nostalgia can make clearing out a house nearly impossible, even if only one person in the household cannot let go. The process is a lot more than simply

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A Professional Organizer’s 10 Insider Secrets to Declutter Your Home in Chevy Chase and the Washington, DC Area

Want to declutter your home? Get rid of the stuff you no longer use and reclaim the space for something useful. A decluttered home will make your life easier, more efficient, happier, and will help attract buyers if you’re planning to sell. Here are some tips to

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Downsizing: 6 Tricks Of The Trade

Downsizing: 6 Tricks Of The Trade

Is downsizing overwhelming you? Are you coaxing a loved one into moving to a smaller home? Reducing 30 years of clutter is daunting if you don’t know where to start. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone: 26% of senior homeowners say fear of downsizing is

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Donate, Sell, or Throw Away?

Donate, Sell, or Throw Away?

Whether you’re moving or simply decluttering, a huge part of the organization process is letting go of the items that no longer serve you. Our rule of thumb is if you’re not using it and don’t love it, it’s time to let it go. Now, we realize

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Tips for Downsizing your home – What to Discard

So far in our three part series of Downsizing Your Home, we’ve covered the basics of getting started, and dealing with Sentimental items and Family Heirlooms. Today we’re going to cover what to get rid of, and how. Part 3: What to discard The first rule of

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Tips For Downsizing Your Home: Sentimental & Family Heirlooms

  In the first part of our series on Downsizing Your Home, we covered the basics of getting started. But once you’ve gone through the easy stuff, how do you deal with those sentimental objects and family heirlooms? Pictures your kids drew in first grade, that gift

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Tips for Downsizing your home – Getting Started

“Downsizing your home is a very emotional time when you face letting go of a lifetime of memories and confront a very different living situation,” says Libby Kinkead of The Moving Managers “People tend to cling to their possessions to avoid dealing with other issues, like stress,

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