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Extreme Decluttering when Downsizing - Start with the easy

I am regularly asked by downsizers who are overwhelmed with rooms full of stuff, “where do I start”? My reply is “Start with the easy” or “start with what you know” It is tempting to start with the hard stuff such as items you are emotionally connected to, your favourite things, maybe items loved ones…
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Mary's Garage Sale Tips

Garage Sales are a great way to declutter and pass on items you no longer need.  This time of year is a great time to hold a Garage Sale and, if you have never done it before, here are my tips for running a successful garage sale: Advertise online, e.g. gumtree & garage sale sites…
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ABC Life Matters - Dealing with our parent's stuff

I was a guest last Thursday morning on ABC Life Matters radio segment with Amanda Smith. Lots of callers, lots of stories from people dealing with family stuff. The importance of “story telling” through what we keep from our parent’s home …. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/how-to-deal-with-your-parents-possessions/9038476     Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist Aging Specialist, ICD  |…
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Overwhelmed with stuff?

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with stuff, maybe it’s time to take the first steps to tackling it? Many of us find that it can be overwhelming to look at what we need to sort, tidy up or declutter as a whole So separate what needs to be done either by room, or tasks…
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