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What do you keep and what do you donate or just discard? In my experience, heirlooms -- even entire collections -- can indeed gain fresh life, providing welcome reminders of the loved ones who owned and acquired them while achieving new lustre at the same time.
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Have you started your spring cleaning yet? This is the perfect opportunity to set aside time to clean up both your kitchen and your diet. Here are some easy ideas to declutter, get organized, and re-energize with nutrient-dense healthy choices to keep you in tip-top shape this spring.
The decision to downsize is often made along with another difficult life transition, such as divorce, death of a spouse or kids moving out. A life transition is always painful and difficult, resulting in a plethora of complex emotions. Downsizing highlights the reasons for the transition, making it even harder.
It's common to want to give your home good shake-up come spring. To breathe new life into my home, I always do my best to refresh and declutter which helps me to welcome the new season with open arms. Read for five ways you can achieve a simple home refresh this spring.
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Though organizing your home can be overwhelming, effectively getting rid of unwanted items can be even more daunting. Is it better to have a garage sale? Should you leave the items on the curb side? Which charities will take your furniture? The questions are endless.
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I'm currently in the middle of moving house. I've moved six times in eight years and, people, it never gets easier. There is something about putting all of your earthly possessions into boxes that is spiritually draining. And don't get me started on the soul-destroying nature of switching over one's internet.
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Organizing requires work. No matter how fabulous an organization system you have set up, it isn't going to maintain itself. That super cute new closet system you just installed isn't going to look quite so pretty a week in if you keep leaving your clothes all over the floor.
Getting organized doesn't need to be about a complete overhaul of your entire house. Most of us don't have hours to set aside to reorganize an entire room, so try to zone in on a smaller area of the space that is contributing to the larger problem. Here's how to get started.
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Ask yourself: Do I really need this? Why not save the space in your life for the things that you really want and really need and really love? Less stuff = less stress, trust me.
I'm one of those bizarre souls who adores winter. I love snow and hoarfrost and bright blue skies. In addition to the outdoor beauty, I love the downtime winter provides. I get to catch up on my reading and Netflix. I might even throw in a craft project or two.
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So come this past January, our family of five started a mission to live with less (minimalism for rookies). I know it's not for everyone, but it is for us. Our first long drawn-out step is to "remove the excess" of belongings. Since January we have done two toy purges and reduced the kids toys by over half.
Too much clutter is not only a sign of stress, it's a cause of stress too. Clutter keeps you from doing things you love, it costs you money (yes, really!) and makes you feel out of control. Peggy Caru...