15 Dec 2015

5 Tips To Help You Downsize To A Smaller Home

Sometimes life events bring with them the need or desire to opt for a smaller living space. Unfortunately – though not always – this entails either getting rid or moving into storage some of your possessions. The thought of having to unload or say goodbye to belongings that have been with you for a long time, some of which may hold a great deal of sentimental value for you, can be an unpleasant one. Here are 5 tips that can help you make your downsize simple and stress free. Create a list of your “must haves.” Knowing what you need and can’t live without can give you a much clearer idea of what is ultimately important to you. People tend to attach themselves to absolutely everything they own, but creating a list of priorities will allow you to let go of things you don’t need much easier. Give yourself plenty of time to get rid of things before you move.…

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5 Aug 2013

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25 Jul 2013

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17 Jul 2013

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16 Jul 2013

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11 Jul 2013

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27 Jun 2013

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21 Jun 2013

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18 Jun 2013

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13 Jun 2013

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12 Jun 2013

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11 Jun 2013

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6 Jun 2013

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4 Jun 2013

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29 May 2013

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24 May 2013

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17 May 2013

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