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    What to Buy For Those Who Are Downsizing or Decluttering

    Data from the National Association of Home Builders shows that the average size of new houses has fallen three years in a row. As a country, we are living smaller, and we want less stuff.

    Even though gift-giving season is behind us for the year, birthdays and mother’s and father’s day will be upon us sson, and you may be wondering what to get the minimalists & downsizers in your life. It’s not easy, but I’ve got you covered! Here are my top declutter-friendly gifts for all ages. Hopefully Marie Kondo would approve!


    Funnest Day Ever

    A day at a trampoline hall or a pottery class is a definite win that children will remember.

    A Series of Classes

    Swimming, ballet, etc. This is a great help to the parents in your lives.

    Fun Day With Me Coupon

    For example, a card that says, “We’re going on a hike and you get pizza afterwards! Pick a Saturday in January.”



    Netflix/Hulu Subscriptions

    If you know any teenagers, this one is self-explanatory.

    Apple Gift Card

    Let them buy apps.

    Lunch at a Special Restaurant

    My favorite restaurant is Abuelo’s in Northern Kentucky. A lunch with a teen in your life is a great way to connect.




    A Wine-Tasting Tour

    Bringing a bottle of wine also works.


    Nice cheese or a lovely olive oil from Stuarto’s is bound to be enjoyed.

    Tickets to a Concert or Show

    Everyone loves Cirque du Soleil!

    What gifts are you planning on giving the minimalists in your life? Hope this list helps. Good luck!

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    My name is Shelley Paterson. I am a Kentucky girl, born and raised. I answer to many names and fulfill many roles, the most important being Mom for my two kids and Wife to my husband of 20 years. In addition to being a full-time, top-producing Realtor in Lexington and surrounding area since 2009, I have spent over 20 years in the business world, using my background of sales and people skills in marketing, business development and customer service. These experiences have provided me with a very diverse knowledge base that I am ready to put to work for you! My drive, determination, and heart give my clients an advantage that many others do not have. I take deep pride in my work and accomplishments. My philosophy holds to the idea that if someone were to say something about me, my family and friends would be proud to hear it. I am a firm believer in treating others the way I want to be treated, making my work honest and diligent. My ultimate goal is turning your dream into a home or selling that special home to build a new dream! Lets talk!

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