Downsizing like a lot of boomers? Cut the clutter first!

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Here’s something that ought to get your attention: “Your Household Clutter Is Costing You a Bundle.” That comes from award-winning journalist Nancy Fitzgerald, who wrote a very helpful piece for our friends at NextAvenue.org in which she offers six ways to get organized and, she says, put cash in your […] Read more »

Designing for boomers

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GLOBAL REPORT—Today, about 10,000 baby boomers will reach the retirement age of 65. And about the same number will cross that threshold every day for the next 16 years, according to the Pew Research Center. That is creating a highly prized new category of leisure travelers who are increasingly the […] Read more »

7 Reasons to Minimize Your Kitchen

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      There are few places in the home that collect more clutter than the kitchen. Junk mail, groceries, backpacks, and contents from emptied pockets routinely add to the everyday collection of dirty plates, coffee mugs, and cooking supplies. Keeping a kitchen clutterfree requires action and resolve. But there […] Read more »

Embraced by Boomers, recliners get a makeover

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Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, says Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in Scottsdale, Ariz. But the easy chair has gotten a face lift, thanks largely to baby boomers. “Before, this furniture was strictly about the function — meaning it […] Read more »

Top Amenities for 2017, from Millennials to Boomers

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There is a lot of talk about what Millennials want in multifamily amenities—and it usually involves speed, ease and the latest technology—but of course, they are not the only ones to consider this year. Property owners also recognize the downsizing Baby Boomers as another key demographic. That said, it is […] Read more »

40+ Practical Tips To Declutter Your Home

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I’ve always been the kind of person who gets slightly antsy at the sight of clutter. Some people find they’re more creative in a disorganized environment, but I notice that clutter increases my stress levels and makes me less productive. For a lot of us, a cluttered home causes discontent […] Read more »

How to declutter your life 6 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Life

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Do you remember the feeling of satisfaction you had the last time you decluttered your wardrobe? Let me spell it out to make sure you remember: you had so many clothes you didn’t need which were preventing you to find or see the clothes you loved + needed. Well, it’s […] Read more »

How I Conquer Clutter (When it’s Emotionally Difficult)

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I understand the emotional attachment to stuff I love the idea of minimalist living. I strive towards it, in fact. (At a snails pace, yes, but still – I’m striving!) Those who are naturally minimally inclined don’t quite understand the emotional turmoil that some of us feel when we try […] Read more »

32 Tips on Becoming a Minimalist

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So, the apartment. It’s small, much much smaller than our sprawling 2800 square foot cape cod. Just 1050 square feet to be exact. Three bedrooms, five people, and two dogs, it should be interesting. So, as we prepare for this journey, I’ve realized we have way too much stuff. We […] Read more »

Embracing Minimalism Instead of Habitual Decluttering

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But I have come to realize that decluttering can be addictive in and of itself, and though decluttering is spoken of frequently here on the blog, it’s not the end goal to have everyone just decluttering. The addictive decluttering I’m talking about here is very different than Compulsive Decluttering, which is a form […] Read more »