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downsizing

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…

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Summer – A Time for Transition

Summer is a time of transitions.  Children are transitioning from school to the slower, warmer days of summer filled with daydreaming, play, and friendships.  Summer is also the most popular time for families and individuals to transition to new nests. Americans have moved to an average of 6 different homes throughout their life (source: Sparefoot).  The last…

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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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