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Feb 22, 2024

Your Best Life with Lisa Capone

Spring cleaning? It’s the best time to purge your house to make way for downsizing. The process won’t be overwhelming if you take it one step at a time.

  • Tackle small projects first. Make a list of every closet, dresser drawer and cabinet in your home then on the same day every week, select one to clean out.
  • Decide what’s worth keeping. Create four stacks: donate, toss, gift, and keep. Only put what you will keep back in the space you just cleaned out.
  • Ask for help. Arrange a day when friends or family can go through bigger rooms like the basement, attic and garage with you. Still overwhelmed? Hire a downsizing service to do the heavy lifting.
  • Say good-bye. Hire a junk removal company or contact a charitable organization to haul your piles away.

Once you’ve prepped to downsize, you’ll be more motivated to find the perfect place for your next phase and start living your best life.


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