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Margaret’s Projects

Just like you, I am on a journey to simplify my life. Join me and let’s rightsize our lives together! I hope that we can learn from each other’s mistakes and successes!

My Downsizing Journey – Opening Box Number 19 and What I Found Inside Broke My Heart
4 months ago

My Downsizing Journey – Opening Box Number 19 and What I Found Inside Broke My Heart

I remember the morning 9 years ago when I woke up still in Brazil thanks to lingering jet lag. I had just spent a beautiful Christmas with my son and …
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Downsizing Your Shoes – How to Walk Away from A Footwear Obsession!
4 months ago

Downsizing Your Shoes – How to Walk Away from A Footwear Obsession!

Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.

Most of my girlfriends have warned me that shoes would be the hardest category of clothing to reduce. My friend Maureen says she’d have trouble choosing 100 …
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5 Reasons Downsizing is One of the Most Courageous Things You Can Do!
4 months ago

5 Reasons Downsizing is One of the Most Courageous Things You Can Do!

Contrary to popular belief, the process of downsizing is super easy. All it really involves is three things. First, penetrating awareness that you have way too much ‘stuff’. Second, a …
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How Letting Go of My Cake Cutter Demonstrates the Emotional Complexity of Downsizing!
4 months ago

How Letting Go of My Cake Cutter Demonstrates the Emotional Complexity of Downsizing!

Downsizing is always a personal journey. For older women, in particular, the downsizing lifestyle involves a major shift in mindset. We don’t just have a few things here and there …
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8 Suitcases to My Name: My Extreme Downsizing Experience and What It Taught Me
4 months ago

8 Suitcases to My Name: My Extreme Downsizing Experience and What It Taught Me

I never expected to cry over a lost suitcase, but, this is exactly what I did when the airline told me that one of my 8 suitcases had gone missing. …
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How to Let Go of Handmade Items, Paintings and Crafts That You Made with Your Own Hands!
4 months ago

How to Let Go of Handmade Items, Paintings and Crafts That You Made with Your Own Hands!

Downsizing in your 50’s and 60’s is a unique and challenging exercise! We have lived full and wonderful lives and just by the sheer force of societal consumer pressure accumulated …
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7 Tips for Downsizing Your Collection of Photographs and One Secret That Helped Me!
5 months ago

7 Tips for Downsizing Your Collection of Photographs and One Secret That Helped Me!

Downsizing can be overwhelming. Getting rid of clothes and clutter is quite straight forward because there is usually not a lot of emotional attachment. Transactional and functional purchases can be …
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5 Things I Learned When Reducing My Collection of 1000 Postcards
5 months ago

5 Things I Learned When Reducing My Collection of 1000 Postcards

Learning to simplify requires courage and tenacity. It is hard. It is emotional and often appears to run counter to living successfully in the consumer world that surrounds us. We …
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Learn to Simplify Your Life, Possessions and Priorities
5 months ago

Learn to Simplify Your Life, Possessions and Priorities

The journey to simplify my life has taken many detours over the past few years. After moving from London to Switzerland in July 2013, I put all my energy and …
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