Monday, October 28, 2013

Celebrate "DISCARDIA"

Celebrate "DISCARDIA" To Get The Most Out Of A Small Home


I often work with clients who find themselves outgrowing their home. Sometimes these are couples who have welcomed their first child into the world, and other times it’s the simple accumulation of “stuff” over time which has crowded their house.

While I’m always glad to help homeowners make the “upgrade” to a bigger home (and now is a pretty good time to buy a lot of house for comparatively little money), I’m also interested in helping them make the most of the home they have today. Given the amount of time we spend in our homes, it makes sense to work towards a clutter-free, organized, peaceful environment.

Sometimes I work with clients who find the things they own have ended up “owning them.” What we own and what we actually use are often very different, and what we don’t use can take up a lot of space. Have you ever calculated the usable square footage an abandoned treadmill or stationary bike takes up in a spare room or garage?

Recently, I came across a very interesting guide to help clients and friends “uncluttered” their lives. Written by Dinah Sanders, Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff is a handy way to approach the problem of a packed house (and the stresses associated it). From a review of the Discardia:

“With three key principles and numerous practical tips, Discardia helps you solve specific issues, carve away the nonsense of physical objects, habits, or emotional baggage, and uncover what brings you joy.”

Whether you’re looking to downsize, feel cramped in your current home, or get a sense that you could have more happiness if you had “less stuff,” I recommend you check out this actionable, inspiring, (but not sappy) book. Dinah also runs a blog (http://www.discardia.com/) where you can learn more about her approach and read articles on the topic of enjoying more with less.

If you’re looking to upgrade or downgrade your home, I’d be happy to help. Get in touch with me here

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Pat Ogle amd Gary Orders are e-PROs - Pat Ogle, Associate Broker is a Certified Residential Specialist and he sells Real Estate and Waterfront Homes in Annapolis Anne Arundel County the Eastern Shore and Maryland Pat Ogle is a Real Estate Agent with Champion Realty, Inc. 711 Bestgate Road Annapolis MD 21401 410-224-0600
Pat Ogle is a GRI - Pat Ogle, Associate Broker is a Certified Residential Specialist and he sells Real Estate and Waterfront Homes in Annapolis Anne Arundel County the Eastern Shore and Maryland Pat Ogle is a Real Estate Agent with Champion Realty, Inc. 711 Bestgate Road Annapolis MD 21401 410-224-0600
Pat Ogle is a Life Member of DSAC - Pat Ogle, Associate Broker is a Certified Residential Specialist and he sells Real Estate and Waterfront Homes in Annapolis Anne Arundel County the Eastern Shore and Maryland Pat Ogle is a Real Estate Agent with Champion Realty, Inc. 711 Bestgate Road Annapolis MD 21401 410-224-0600
Pat Ogle is a CRS - Pat Ogle, Associate Broker is a Certified Residential Specialist and he sells Real Estate and Waterfront Homes in Annapolis Anne Arundel County the Eastern Shore and Maryland Pat Ogle is a Real Estate Agent with Champion Realty, Inc. 711 Bestgate Road Annapolis MD 21401 410-224-0600










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