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Exclusive articles, interviews, and insights covering downsizing & decluttering, genealogy, photos and other media, aging well, travel, and more. We’re here to help you capture the big little moments and stories to bring meaning and even order to all of life’s collections for generations.
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Join Us for Evenings with Artifcts, Spring 2024

Spring has arrived and with it new energy for the return of Evenings with Artifcts and the generous guests who offer their time and expertise to all of us here in the Arti Community. This spring our 5-part series is anchored on the concept of decluttering.

No 'stuff' shaming or extreme minimalism hacks here. We'll talk frameworks to tackle the sentimental clutter and photos, supporting those going through life transitions and parsing through their belongings, and rethinking what exactly a "collection" is and why it holds value to us.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET from April 17-May 15. Look for event and RSVP details each week in our e-newsletter and on our social media channels (Instagram and Facebook). And please share with friends, family, and others you meet. The more the merrier!

If you missed any of our past Evenings with Artifcts, catch up now!

 
 
 
 

ENJOY A RECAP OF EVENINGS WITH ARTIFCTS, SPRING '24

 

Zoe Kim joins Evenings with Artifcts

Week 1: Zoë Kim

@RaisingSimple, author of Minimalism for Families

DECLUTTERING, WORKSHOPS

 

Related content: 

- Watch the replay on YouTube ->

- Zoë's 7 Key Questions to Help You Declutter

- More decluttering strategies from Artifcts ->

If you'd like to suggest a topic or speaker for future events, share with us at Editor@Artifcts.com.

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The Fall Series of Evenings with Artifcts was a Smash Hit

The fall series of Evenings with Artifcts brought in people who were brand new to Artifcts and earned outstanding reviews from new and existing Arti Community members. In fact, 97% of survey respondents rated the series "very" or "extremely" valuable and informative. We’re feeling the love.

What does this mean for you? Well, to start with, we’re definitely bringing back Evenings with Artifcts this spring! And, we can start planning it with confidence and hopefully with your help, too. We’re on a mission to spur and support conversations about the ‘stuff’ in our lives and we’d love your input!

What Should We Talk About Next?

Here are but a few of the ideas that we received, verbatim, from survey respondents.  

      • Artificial Intelligence 
      • Export & integration tips with digital vaults (Just you wait. You’ll like what’s coming.) 
      • Bring Gena [Philbert-Ortega] back 
      • Repeat all your topics with new presenters 
      • Real Arti Community members and how they are using Artifcts (Sounds great! Write us at Editor@Artifcts.com to volunteer.)
      • What to do with old photos (Start here, and we'll continue to expand!) 
      • The psychology of letting go of our own material possessions and helping others to do the same (We have an ARTIcles story on this topic scheduled for January! You may also want to read our ARTIcles related to health and aging.) 
      • What other family genealogy folks find working for them (Will do! We've had so many great conversations with genealogists and genealogy-related ARTIcles with our learnings so far.)

Sharing this wish list with you is both about transparency and about sharing the fun with all of you in the Arti Community! 

What do you think of these ideas? What would YOU like to learn and experience in the spring series? Write to us at Editor@Artifcts.com and we’ll be sure to review all your suggestions!

Until then, if you're looking for the Evenings with Artifcts playbacks or related resources from any of our series, they’re all here for you. 

XOXO Artifcts

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Evenings with Artifcts Kicks Off October 18

It's that time again! Evenings with Artifcts is back with an all-new five-part series this fall. What topics are on the docket this time around? Telling your story, a culinary lens to women's history, photography tips, and panels to answer all your questions on organization and more will be streaming into your home!

Be sure to RSVP for the events each week for our new series. You're welcome to share with friends, family, and others you meet. The more the merrier!

If you missed any of our past Evenings with Artifcts, catch up now!

 
 
 
 

THE FALL 2023 ROUNDUP

Bob Jordan joins Evenings with Artifcts

Week 1: Bob Jordan (@NUZMAN9)

Former television news anchor; professional videographer at Video Family Biographies

FAMILY HISTORY, STORYTELLING, LEGACY

 

Related content: 

- Watch the replay on YouTube ->

- Interested in storytelling tips for your Artifcts? Check out this ARTIcles story.

Gena Philibert-Ortega joins Evenings with Artifcts

Week 2: Gena Philibert-Ortega (@GENAORTEGA)

Author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is family, food, and social history + material culture

WOMENS HISTORY, FOOD HISTORY, MATERIAL CULTURE

 

Related content: 

- Eager for more? Check out Gena's book: From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes

- Artifct all things culinary with help from our culinary checklist and "How to Artifct Recipes

- Watch the replay on YouTube ->

Linda Pordon joins Evenings with Artifcts

Week 3: Linda Pordon (@LINDAP)

Interiors and brand photographer

PHOTOGRAPHY, DESIGN, STORYTELLING

 

Related content: 

- ARTIcles by Artifcts: Three Tips for Elevating Yout At-Home Photography

- Artifcts Inspirational Checklists: Photographs

- Watch the replay on YouTube ->

Organizing for the Holidays on Evenings with Artifcts

Week 4: Professional Panelists Talk Organizing & the Holidays

Interior design, organizing, and paper declutter

ORGANIZE, DECLUTTER, STRESS MANAGEMENT

 

Related content: 

- ARTIcles by Artifcts: Decluttering Targets in Your Home

- Artifcts Inspirational Checklists: Decluttering

- When the avalanche of catalogs hits, save the back cover, then unsubscribe here.

- Watch the replay on YouTube ->

Surviving Downsizing on Evenings with Artifcts

Week 5: Survival Tips from a Serial Downsizer (@MATT)

Father, world traveler, and serial downsizer

DOWNSIZE, ORGANIZE, DECLUTTER

 

Related content: 

- ARTIcles by Artifcts, including: The True Story of One Man's Triumph Over 'Stuff'

- Artifcts Inspirational Checklists: Decluttering

- Watch the replay on YouTube ->

If you'd like to suggest a topic or speaker for future events, share with us at Editor@Artifcts.com.

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Evenings With Artifcts is Back This Spring!

We're back with a new collection of captivating guests for a five-part Evenings with Artifcts series. Our guests this spring will dive into themes including genealogy, moving, and insurance.

If you missed the fall series of Evenings with Artifcts, catch up now! And be sure to RSVP for the events each week for our spring series. You're welcome to share with friends, family, and others you meet. The more the merrier!

THE SPRING 2023 LINEUP

Matt Paxton joins Evenings with Artifcts

Week 1: Matt Paxton and Zoë Kim (@IAMMATTPAXTON)

Host of the TV show Legacy List with Matt Paxton; author and creator of Raising Simple

DOWNSIZING, CLEANING, ORGANIZING, MINIMALISM, DESIGN, PARENTING

 

Related content: 

- 15 Decluttering Targets for Artifcters

- Check out Raising Simple on Instagram

- Watch the Evenings replay on YouTube ->

Thomas MacEntee joins Evenings with Artifcts

Week 2: Thomas MacEntee (@tmacentee)

Genealogy author, educator, and speaker

GENEALOGY, TECHNOLOGY

 

Related content: 

- Genealogy Tech with Thomas

- Connect with Thomas

- Artifcts Checklist for Genealogy Gems

- Watch the Evenings replay on YouTube -> 

Kimberly Melton joins Evenings with Artifcts

Week 3: Kimberly Melton (@kmelton)

Professional in photo organizing

PHOTOS, TECHNOLOGY

 

Related content: 

- Let's Talk Photo Negatives and VHS Tapes

- Rescue Mission: That's More Than a Photo

- A Virtual Impossibility: Keeping Up with All My Digital Photos

- Watch the Evenings replay on YouTube -> 

National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers

Week 4: National Assoc. of Senior & Specialty Move Managers

Training Programs and Certification

ORGANIZING, DOWNSIZING, MOVING

 

Related content: 

- Replay of the co-founders of Artifcts on Hello! with NASMM

- Access the complete collection of ARTIcles by Artifcts for downsizing and decluttering

- Watch the Evenings replay on YouTube ->

Howard Insurance joins Evenings with Artifcts

Week 5: Howard Insurance

Boutique insurance advisory & risk management firm

INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT, PREPAREDNESS

 

Related content: 

- Artifcts In Real Life: Insurance and Estate Planning

- Access ARTIcles by Artifcts for Legacy, Planning, & More

- Watch the Evenings replay on YouTube ->

If you'd like to suggest a topic or speaker for future events, let us know at Editor@Artifcts.com.

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The Evenings with Artifcts Series, Fall 2022

Throughout fall 2022, we're hosting Evenings with Artifcts on Thursday evenings. Our guests in this nine-part series dive into the world of 'stuff' and stories. Below we've provided a week by week feature for each speaker in the series and direct links to the speaker's Artifcts, other related ARTIcles by Artifcts, and the Evenings with Artifcts event recordings. 

If you have yet to join Evenings with Artifcts, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter (you can do so in the bottom banner of this website) to get RSVP details each week.

Evenings with Artifcts

 

EVENINGS WITH ARTIFCTS

Matt Paxton joins Evenings with Artifcts

 

Week 1: Matt Paxton (@IAMMATTPAXTON)

Host of the TV show Legacy List with Matt Paxton

DOWNSIZING, CLEANING, ORGANIZING, STORYTELLING

 

Related content: 

- 15 Decluttering Targets for Artifcters

- Event replay on YouTube >

Jeff Greenwald joins Evenings with Artifcts

 

Week 2: Jeff Greenwald (@Jeffji)

Acclaimed author, artist, photographer, and speaker

WRITING, TRAVEL BLOGGING, STORIES BEHIND THE OBJECTS

 

Related content:

- Is That a Toy Camera?

- Not Sure What to Write? Tips from Jeff Greenwald

- Event replay on YouTube >

Dutch Miller joins Evenings with Artifcts

 

Week 3: Dutch Miller (@Gardenboy)

Estate planner, hobby family historian, Smithsonian volunteer

ESTATE PLANNING, FAMILY HISTORY & LEGACY

 

Related content:

- Gift Your Loved Ones a "Why"

- Event replay on YouTube >

 

Rodney Bursiel black and white photo with cowboy hat

Week 4: Rodney Bursiel (@RodneyBursiel)

Professional photographer of musicians, ocean creatures, large animals and more

PHOTOGRAPHY, ANIMAL CONSERVATION

 

Related content:

- The Story of the Rhino (of) Wimberley

- Event replay on YouTube >

 

Brooke Lake

 

Week 5: Brooke Lake (@Brooke)

Archivist, Entrepreneur

ESTATE PLANNING, FAMILY HISTORY & LEGACY

 

Related content:

- Let's Talk Photo Negatives and VHS Tapes

- Event replay on YouTube >

Allison Shields

 

Week 6: Allison Shields (@AMSHIELDS)

Interior Designer and Architect, Entrepreneur

INTERIOR DESIGN, INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

 

Related content:

- Show Me the Favorite Moment in Your House

- Event replay on YouTube >

 

Sarah Reeder

 

Week 7: Sarah Reeder (@ArtifactualHistory)

Appraiser, Entrepreneur

APPRAISALS, FINE ART, ANTIQUES, MIDCENTURY MODERN

 

Related content:

- Event replay on YouTube >

Arti Members Join Evenings with Artifcts

Week 8: The Arti Community (Browse)

People like you, with stories and memories to share through Artifcts

STORY SHARING

 

Related content:

- Featured Artifcts: The Life of Ethan's Cori Dora, Zebra Skin Drum, Necklace from Tanzania, Flamingo and Ducks Clock 

- Event replay on YouTube >

 

Lynn Miller of Oseyo Join Evenings with Artifcts

Week 9: Lynn Miller (@Lynn)

Owner and Restauranteer

CULINARY ARTS, CULINARY WELLNESS, DIVERSITY, MENTAL HEALTH

 

Related content:

- Meet Lynn, Owner of Oseyo

- Event replay on YouTube > 

If you'd like to suggest a topic or speaker for future events, let us know at Editor@Artifcts.com.

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