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Peaceful Giving

Make peace with purging old gifts: First, re-experience the joy. The giver felt joy when they bought the gift for you, and you experienced joy when you received it. But you don’t have to keep holding on to the things … Continue reading

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Old Photos

Have a labeling party “so your descendants will not be faced with boxfuls of unidenfitabfle family pictures” Then plan for a non family member to take a group shot

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Declutter Like You Mean It!

It’s not the items we cant get rid of; its the emotions attahced to them. Film your mother talking about her wedding dress or piece of furntiure. Capature the stores , keep the emotions. Then you don’t need to hang … Continue reading

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Sign Here

I put a washable marker at each place setting so guests can sign their names right on my plain white table cloth . Then I backstitch the names and use the cloth again next year. It’s a wonderful record log … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt

In my 40s, I spent summers with my widowed mother in England. Before returning to New York, I would write playful notes and hide them around her house. Under the silver candlestick, she discovered: “The butcher, the baker and the … Continue reading

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