Live Like I Am Moving...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

One day I was chatting with a neighbor and standing in front of her garage.  As I glanced inside, I noticed that it was so orderly.  I commented to her that her garage was 'quite impressive' especially since she had three young children and she shared some very wise words that have resonated with me for a long time...she said, "I Live Like I Am Moving" ...


What a simple, yet deeply profound way to live.


Clutter, and excessive unnecessary 'stuff' is an encroachment if it is not needed, yet it can be such a useful item for someone else...


So, if it is in good shape, donate it, give it away to someone you know that can actually use it, or have a yard sale.


As autumn beckons at our door and the cooler days are upon us, let us be encouraged to venture into those areas that have accumulated 'extra stuff' and be challenged to 'Live Like I Am Moving'...

Plus as an added bonus, when it actually is time to move, half the work is done!  

If you are considering a move, it would be an honor to guide you through the process of selling your home.
Call Maria Sapio, For All Your Real Estate Needs - (717)-226-6857

 


                                       

 

 

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  1. Roy Kelley 09/18/2016 06:00 PM
Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Pennsylvania Cumberland County Carlisle

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

A well deserved Feature! Congratulations!

Obviously as a home stager, I agree 100% that living like you are moving is a fantastic idea!

Sep 06, 2016 06:38 AM #80
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Sharon Tara -Thank you for your gracious comment ...

Sep 06, 2016 06:46 AM #81
Rainmaker
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Maria Sapio This is great advice.  I should heed it myself!  Congrats on the feature!

Sep 06, 2016 08:10 PM #82
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post. I need to start getting rid of things and take your advice.

Sep 06, 2016 09:25 PM #83
Rainmaker
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I wish my husbsnd the hoarder would live that way!

Sep 07, 2016 08:17 AM #84
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Sussie Sutton -  No magic potion here ...

Sep 07, 2016 08:22 AM #85
Rainmaker
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Foster Smith Summerville
Carolina One Real Estate - Summerville, SC
Summerville & Charleston Homes for Sale SC Realtor

She probably read "The Magic of Tyding" by Marie Kondo....my daughter with four little children swears by it.

Sep 07, 2016 09:28 PM #86
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Foster Smith Charleston - Thank you for stopping by and sharing the book recommendation...

Sep 07, 2016 10:06 PM #87
Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Maria Sapio, great advice to everyone whether moving truck is on it's way or have twenty more years to spend in the same home. Congratulations on the feature!

Sep 08, 2016 03:08 AM #88
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Beth Atalay - Thank you for reading and offering your thoughts...

Sep 08, 2016 03:45 AM #89
Rainmaker
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Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

It is amazing how much stuff we collect! I just packed up all my dinnerware pieces that I have never used in some 20 years. I kept moving it from one cabinet to another and then suddenly I said "what am I keeping all of this for?".  Enough was enough, now I need to take that thought into other rooms! Your neighbor is very wise.

Sep 08, 2016 07:08 AM #90
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Kathy Stoltman - Sounds like an excellent start ...!!  Thank you so much for stopping by to read and share your thoughts!

Sep 08, 2016 08:12 AM #91
Rainmaker
866,858
Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616
Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT) - Mesa, AZ
Top 0.33 percent of 39,000 Realtors in our MLS

Maria Sapio - so true!   I had a friend tell me one time (and I've thought about it 1000 times), "If you ever want a clean house, put a FOR SALE sign in front of it!"

Sep 08, 2016 03:27 PM #92
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Shanna Day Team Leader (AZ & UT) - Love that - Yes, your friend understood this concept...
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

Sep 08, 2016 08:37 PM #93
Rainer
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Dawn Marie Anderson
John R Wood Island Real Estate Inc 239.410.7677 - Sanibel, FL
Broker Associate, GRI, SRF

We have been downsizing via selling unwanted items on eBay and Craigslist. What doesn't sell is donated to Salvation Army. We're starting to make a "dent!"

Sep 18, 2016 05:44 AM #94
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Dawn Marie Anderson - Isn't it a good feeling...??  And the best part is that someone else can actually use those 'unwanted items'...!!
Thank you for sharing -

Sep 18, 2016 06:29 AM #95
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

This is an excellent way to live Maria Sapio , and in fact, that is exactly how we live. Still this is the right advice to sellers while their home is listed.

Sep 18, 2016 10:14 PM #96
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Maria. After my last move, I try and live this way as well.

Sep 18, 2016 10:25 PM #97
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 
Sheila Anderson 
Thank you for stopping by this morning - I too appreciate living a simple, uncluttered life...
Cheers to a great day!

Sep 18, 2016 10:33 PM #98
Rainmaker
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Another Great Post!! Very wise words to live by.... even though I dont! 

Sep 24, 2016 04:23 PM #99
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