Emmy sounded thoroughly frazzled when Katie first talked to her. “My mother fell in her bathroom and laid there unconscious for three days!” Emmy and her mother, Jane, (not their real names) had been arguing about the level of clutter in Jane’s home for years. Now it was no longer a hypothetical problem; Jane had […]
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You or your loved one is downsizing or maybe just plain moving. There are a lot of things left in the home that you are not taking, but you are sure they are worth some money. The best way to liquidate the items left in a house is through an estate sale, where you can […]
Downsizing from a large house to a retirement community can be confusing, and overwhelming. The two lifestyles are so different and it can be hard to imagine what all of the changes will mean in day-to-day terms. Let’s look at how one person, we’ll call her Lois (not her real name), decided what to take […]
If you have decided to take on the task of de-cluttering your home, good for you! Your first step is to design an approach that gives you something to celebrate after just one or two hours of work, something where you can see and admire the results.
Fireworks are said to have originated in ancient 7th century China. The popular story goes that a cook mixed together saltpeter, charcoal and sulfur. The mix started burning. The cook went a step further and placed it in
Every January since 1983 we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr as a federal holiday. Did you know that in 1994 Congress designated his birthday as a national day of service to take place on the third Monday in January? This is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service.