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agarman

Lost my aunt quite unexpectedly and as executor of the estate was charged with going through everything and selling her condo. Sad experience, but also an "aha" moment for myself and husband. We decided to sell the big family home and downsize now, in our 50's, instead of waiting. Was difficult at first. but the kids didn't want three quarters of what we had been saving. We live differently now, not as formal. No one wanted the antiques. We kept what we wanted and auctioned off the rest. Very freeing move for us. No more yard work. No more caring for "things". Free to travel and live without the shackles of "things" weighing on us. Less stuff left for our kids to sort through after we are gone!

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Tia

no need for this many tips. only 2. 1) everything should have a home 2) put everything back where you take it after use, pronto. that is it!

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smoggy tyson

We moved from a small 2 bed 1 bath home to a 3 bed 2 bath home. Moving from he small house was an eye opener. We had so much stuff it was incredible. We gave away bags and bags and bags of clothes, household items, old stuff, tools, just so many things. After decluttering the house for the pictures to be taken, we were shocked at how nice it looked. We vowed that the new house wouldn't be laden with STUFF. We have been really good about culling the stuff down even further. We have given items to Habitat for Humanity, good tools, and items that had been in the garage that was never used. We are continuing to fix the rooms with the mindset of "less is best". Thank you for your ideas and insight.

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