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Clean Start: 5 Surprising Benefits of a Clean Home

Clean Start: 5 Surprising Benefits of a Clean Home
An untidy house can just kind of creep up on you. Random socks are strewn in strange rooms. Nothing seems to be where it belongs. And where is that hint of a stale odour emanating from? Yes, our homes are a mess! But fear not, for cleaning needn’t be an aggravating chore, but can be a chance to freshen our homes and ourselves. In fact, having a little spruce can be a regenerating, rejuvenating, realigning experience with benefits that range from the obvious to the somewhat surprising. Read on to learn 5 benefits of a clean home.
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Downsizing Purge: What NOT To Get Rid Of

Downsizing Purge: What NOT To Get Rid Of
Getting rid of the stuff that we spend our lives accumulating is an inevitable task for most of us. Some people absolutely dread the idea of wading through an overflowing basement or garage and would rather spend a day at the dentist. Others delight in decluttering, putting order to chaos, and getting rid of things they no longer need. 
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6 Downsizing Tips From The Pros

6 Downsizing Tips From The Pros
Whether you’re planning to move to a smaller space, or just want to get rid of years’ worth of clutter to reorganize and brighten your home, downsizing may be something you’re contemplating. 
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The Downside Of Downsizing

The Downside Of Downsizing
As we get older, there are a lot of great reasons to consider selling a large family home in favor of an easy-to-manage apartment or condo. After all, going smaller offers advantages that range from saving money to lessening household chores. 
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Top 4 Downsizing Questions Answered

Top 4 Downsizing Questions Answered
Ah, downsizing. Most of us did not even know that word a decade ago but now it’s everywhere. Not so long ago, people wanted to stay in their homes, after all they had raised their families and created memories there. “They’ll have to take me out in a box!” was the oft-heard refrain of many feisty seniors.
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Downsizing Purge: 10 Places to Get Started

Downsizing Purge: Things You Don't Need
It's funny how life is sometimes. Many of us spend the first half of our lives accumulating stuff, and the second half trying to get rid of it all. Whether you’re downsizing to a smaller home, condo or apartment, when it comes time to paring down a lifetime’s worth of belongings, at some point during the process most people experience a feeling of being overwhelmed.
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Top 7 Benefits Of Downsizing

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A few decades ago, it was not uncommon for elderly parents to continue to live, and even die, in the same homes where they raised their children. As the adult children of these ailing parents can attest to, this is no walk in the park. Weekly visits to mow lawns and clear snow made more than one of these folks wish their parents had thought to move into a smaller abode while they were still healthy.
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