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LETTING GO OF YOUR CLUTTER with 10 Methods to Declutter Your Home

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on July 25, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Before you start your decluttering journey, watch the video below for 5 mistakes to avoid! Below is a list of 10 methods from all the major decluttering experts: 1. 1 Item Per Day Colleen Madsen made a decision to remove one item from her home every single day and created the 365 Items method, removing 1 item from your home each day for 1 year. Whether you choose 1 item per day with her philosophy, or more than one to increase the spee...

Letting Go of Your Clutter with The KonMari Method™

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on July 4, 2022 at 9:30 AM
As Marie Kondo said, "Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order." There are hundreds of different methods you can use to finally begin letting go and decluttering your home. One of the most famous methods is the KonMari MethodTM, created by the charming Marie Kondo, an organizational-specialist from Japan, who coined spark joy. You may have even watched her Netflix series, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo." Below, Dana, a trav...

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 3

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on May 16, 2022 at 9:30 AM
What is your current lifestyle? When you first moved into your home, perhaps you were a brand-new parent or bought your first house with your new spouse. Maybe the neighbors were young, too, you explored more, and you knew everyone’s name. Now the years have passed, and friends have moved to other states, or you’ve grown tired of the same old, same old. Think about a fresh start, a new opportunity to add a little zest to your lifestyle....

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 2

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on May 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Will your current financial plan support your future quality of life? As you consider rightsizing, take into account your financial state. This will be crucial to moving forward with any plans, whether that’s aging in your current home or relocating to a better fit for you. It’s important to think about not just your retirement fund but the expenses of your current home. As we age, our medical expenses grow, and it’s the same with our h...

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 1

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on May 2, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Is your world feeling cramped? Do you long to travel but have a laundry list of chores to upkeep your house? Has your house become a risk to your physical health? There are many triggers that could cause you to Rightsize but let’s not wait for a life crisis to make a change! Prepare yourself ahead of time to figure out if it’s the right time for you to Rightsize. Like other life events, Rightsizing has become an accepted rite of passage for se...

Declutter to De-Stress: How a Tidy Space Can Benefit Your Mental Health

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on April 4, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Containing the clutter in your home is good for your mental health! Although we all have different levels of tolerance when it comes to clutter, studies have shown that an untidy home can increase stress, whereas a tidy home can help you feel more secure and calm. How Does Clutter Contribute to Stress? A messy home can consciously or subconsciously distract you to the point of physical and mental anxiety, causing an inability to relax. ...

How to Help Your Parents Downsize

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on March 28, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Helping your parents downsize is an emotional process for you and for them. With some compassion, tact, preparation, and possibly some outside help, it can be a smooth experience for everyone involved. Before Helping Your Parents, Prepare Yourself Mentally and Emotionally Sometimes the emotional aspect of downsizing goes overlooked as you focus on the more practical aspects. Checking in with yourself and setting your perspective goes a lo...

Tips for Organizing Your Home Office

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on March 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Whether you run a business from home or have a small corner where you do your bills and taxes, your home office should be conducive to productivity. Sometimes, however, it may seem like your home office is simply a giant clutter magnet. Here are some tips to help you organize your home office and keep it that way! Tackle the Paper Clutter in Your Home Office Before you start organizing your home office, clear out any paper clutter. Paper h...

Is It Time to Get Organized? 10 Signs It Is!

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on January 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Has your "stuff" taken over your space? The items that fill our homes can be cherished, but when those items start to get in the way, It may be time to clear clutter from your home. If you care for your home and an aging loved one too, this can become even more complex. We have signs to help you decide if your possessions are holding you or a loved one back from being organized. In both cases, we can easily become blind to the number of items ...

Curating the Ultimate Upcycled Man Cave

 Posted by Lisa Mansur on June 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM
June is Men’s Health month, and what better way to keep your sanity than enjoying your Man Cave? One of the most popular places men create is the man cave. A man cave can be an office, a den, a garage or any other space from a stylish basement bar or lounge to a gamer's paradise. According to thenest.com, "the average cost of a man cave is somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 range." Research has shown there may be a scientific link to mental we...
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