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The Value of Kindness in a Value-Less Estate

The old song “Break It to Me Gently” reminds us that any time bad news is coming, we’d rather hear it gently and compassionately than point-blank and hurtful. 597 more words


Yikes! How old is your food?

I help clear out many kitchens when doing estate liquidations. While I donate unused food to local food banks, I have to check the expiration dates to be sure the food is still good. 340 more words


One Car?!

One car. It used to be the norm. If my mom wanted or needed the car for something, we all got up in the morning, got in the car with dad, and took him to work so we had a set of wheels for the day. 328 more words


IKEA Hack - Wardrobe to Sewing Room

FACT. I’m thrilled about our little one whose arrival can’t come quickly enough.

FACT. I already love our little one more than sewing.

FACT. Our house is small. 295 more words

Bring on the Peace

So, yesterday was my first full day on my individual stewardship campaign in response to God’s question, “What will you give?”  As I mentioned earlier I have designed a task for each of the three “channels of giving”:  Time, Talent and Treasure.  1,727 more words



We have been talking about ways to simplify our lives even more.  For the most part we are probably better off than a lot of folks in that department.   521 more words

4 Steps to Help DOWNSIZE your closet 🚪

This past Saturday June Ambrose downsized her closet by selling her clothed in NY for 6 hours.

It’s time to reassess the clothes you wear. All these years you’ve kept everything you’ve purchased, been gifted and borrowed. 145 more words