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Finding storage space under the bed...

Do look under the bed! Storage hacks for small spaces…

When we live in a larger home, you don’t generally think about using the under-bed space as a storage hack. Let’s face it, most of us generally don’t want people looking under our beds. God only knows what they will find. It tends to be a neglected area where dust bunnies collect. Of course, there …

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Gifts for people in small apartments...

Holiday hacks: Gifts for people living in small apartments…

The holiday season is getting an early start this year and everyone is off to the gift-giving races. One of the toughest things can be to find gifts for people living in small apartments and homes. Over the years I have worked with many clients who have successfully downsized into far less space then they …

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Climate Change - the coming storm...

Best places to live considering climate change (Part 2)

In my previous post on the best places to live considering climate change, I talked about general geographic areas that are resilient to the effects of climate change. Truth be told, I began this series with the idea of finding some locations that were particularly resilient to the impacts of climate change. This turned out to …

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Climate Change - the coming storm...

Best places to live considering climate change (Part 1)

Recently, a new  IPCC report (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)  was released. It had sobering if not unexpected conclusions on the rate of global climate change. For those who are downsizing to a new location, you may want to reconsider the location. The best places to live considering climate change may become a very hot real estate …

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4 Simple Decluttering Hacks...

Getting started on letting go – 4 home decluttering hacks…

Decluttering and minimizing a lifetime of possessions is a major component of any home downsizing project. It is probably the most grueling and difficult part of any downsizing.  So, there will be a series of posts on this issue each geared to for particular phases of a clean out. In this post, I will suggest …

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Coffee table storage trunks - ottomans and more...

Storage hacks – Coffee table storage trunk combos…

Please note: this post contains affiliate links.  You can read the full disclosure in the footer section at the bottom of this page.  When trying to manage small space issues, most people don’t give their coffee table a second thought as a storage solution. But a coffee table can take on many forms. A coffee table can …

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Relocation hacks – find the best low cost-of-living cities…

People downsize for many reasons and in many ways. For those who are relocating, it can be hard to find the best low cost of living cities for your downsized life is very important. After all, one of the primary purposes of downsizing is to get your living expenses under control. There are two primary …

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Making a Color Statement...

Accent Color – How to decorate a small living room & kitchen combo

There are lots of tips out there about how to decorate when you have an adjoining small living room and kitchen combo. Both living areas and kitchens are considered to be part of the “heart of the home”. Nevertheless, they have two distinct functions, so creating a sense of separation is important. But, it is …

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Getting the most out of your small kitchen...

10 kitchen hacks – organization ideas for small spaces…

Can kitchen organization ideas for small spaces really make a difference? When most people think of organization hacks for small kitchens, they mostly think in terms of making do with fewer accessories and appliances. As in all things, you need to be realistic when you are downsizing. If you have a collection of kitchen appliances and gadgets …

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Timing is everything - except when it isn't...

When should you downsize your home? It’s that timing thing…

When should you downsize your home? As a real estate agent, I get asked this quest a lot. My usual answer is that it depends. Let’s start out by saying that everyone’s situation is unique and that there is no truly perfect time to downsize. Good reasons to downsize… You no longer need your excess space. …

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