The only thing that is constant is change and 2020 has been challenging. After running for 14 years, this is my final Claudia’s Corner column. What an amazing ride!
Question: “We will be selling our home and moving to a new home. We need to declutter, get rid of some ‘stuff’ but don’t want a yard sale. How can we get rid of perfectly good new gently used stuff before a move?”
After years of helping clients and teaching on how to prepare a house for sale, last year this teacher became the student. I sold my house, downsized and moved. You don’t know what you don’t know until you are in it. The moment you decide to sell is the time to start prepping for the move. The contents of a large house will not comfortably fit in a smaller house. Read more
When moving, every item needs to be accessed on whether it gets packed, donated or discarded. Every. Single. Item. When downsizing, you can’t take it all with you and soon realize how emotionally and physically exhausting the process is. A few readers and I share some thoughts on decluttering and moving. Read more
Did you ever have full conversations in your head where you ask questions and answer them? This is what happens on a daily basis when you prepare to move.
Random thoughts, questions and plans pop into my head constantly, sometimes at 2am. Insomnia is my new nightly habit and I am thrilled, excited, stressed, overwhelmed all at the same time, 27/7. It is a lot to deal with.
Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer. As I write this column for the first weekend of September, enjoying a delightful cucumber/watermelon seltzer, thinking how I’m running out of time to let go.
Downsizing, moving and trying to get it all done is extremely stressful. Already got rid of many items yet there is so much more to purge. Some things are easy to let go while others, not so much. Read more