5 Tips to Staying Organized When Moving

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On average, Americans move about 11.7 times in their lifetime. Moving to a new house can be a very stressful activity, and since you might have to move several times, you need to make the process more manageable. You can achieve this by getting a little bit organized. If you have disorganized items while moving,…

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Downsizing: A Guide for Seniors and Their Loved Ones

There are all kinds of benefits to downsizing in your golden years — lower energy bills, a smaller space to clean and maintain, and the potential of moving closer to loved ones. It’s a wonderful way to open the door to the next stage of your life. Even so, decluttering and downsizing can be a difficult…

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What is Virtual Organizing and How Does it Work?

What is virtual organizing? Virtual organizing is a process for getting organized through the use of telephone, email, photographs, Zoom Video Conference, FaceTime, or other technology. The primary difference between on-site organizing and virtual organizing is clients don’t have our hands to help you move and sort your items. “Our expertise, your hands.” It can…

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Creative Ways to Maximize Space in a Small House

When you have a smaller home, every inch of space counts! If you’re feeling cramped in your tight quarters, don’t worry: making a small space more livable is much easier than it sounds. To help you get started, we asked organizational experts for their best tips and tricks for maximizing space in a small area. Check them…

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Time to Downsize Your Home?

Congratulations, you have made the tough decision it is time to downsize your home. Whether that choice was made to reduce your carbon footprint on our fragile planet or to make life easier with less to manage or born of the desire to age in place, thousands of little decisions await you. The challenge of…

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Will 2020 be a NEW CHAPTER for you?

In addition to being the start of a brand-new decade or end of the decade, depending on what you believe, a host of significant things are happening in the upcoming year, which will affect us nationally and globally. What about those individual Earth-rattling life events. For instance a new job?  A new city?  A new…

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To Downsize or Not to Downsize?

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My Interview with JPS Newton Downsizing your home is a popular action to take after the kids leave home or you retire. But no one said it would be easy to sift through so many years’ worth of items to decide what stays and what goes! We reached out to Anne Blumer, a Certified Professional…

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7 Strategies for Maximizing a Smaller Footprint

It seems everywhere I read on social media the message is downsizing and go minimal.  Often that isn’t as easy as one hopes.  If you have run out of space, here are 7 strategies to maximize your smaller footprint or any footprint. Strategy #1 Edit Your Belongings Follow our proven and easy-to-implement 5 Steps to…

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stuff, stuff, and more stuff

It seems the Portland housing market has picked up because my team and I have been downsizing, packing, and unpacking many clients this spring.  I have lost count, but I would estimate that we have eliminated over 200 black garbage bags of “stuff” in the past two months. I have learned over the 11+ years of working as a…

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THE MOVE

My mother, Priscilla, is 86 years old and her husband, Don, is 90. Until recently, they lived in a mobile home park for 18 years. Don has dementia and it has been progressing to a point that in recent years Priscilla has taken care of everything; the housework, their finances, meal planning, and preparation, arranging…

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