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What To Do With A Houseful Of Memories

Author : Marni Jameson
ISBN : 1454916338
Genre : Family & Relationships
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It s a rite of passage: the emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson chronicles her own experience and blends it with advice from national experts to sensitively guide readers through the difficult process. From opening that first closet to selling the house, she provides guiding lights and a strategy to help readers accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, and rewardingly."

Let It Go

Author : Peter Walsh
ISBN : 9781623367794
Genre : House & Home
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Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing! Whether you are selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents' home, sorting through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents' family possessions. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. In Let It Go, Peter will help you turn downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways, including how to: • Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing • Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles • Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life • Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members without drama This new phase brings unexpected freedoms and opportunities, and Peter walks you through every step of the process. You’ll feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.

Moving In The Right Direction

Author : Bruce Nemovitz
ISBN : 1887542450
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Moving in the Right Direction" shares Bruce's experience and expertise on the many issues involved when seniors consider moving from their long-term home. Now seniors all across the country -- as well as the friends and family who care for them -- can turn to this simple, direct, and comprehensive guide as they make this important transition.

Moving On

Author : Linda Hetzer
ISBN : 9780991012213
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Emptying a family home of all its contents is an experience that most people want to get away from as quickly as they can. But Linda Hetzer and Janet Hulstrand, authors of Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home, decided to write a book about it instead. “We decided to write the book we wish we could have had when we were going through the process of emptying our parents’ homes,” says Hetzer. Moving On provides a simple but very effective overview of how to actually get the job done, and how to deal practically and sensitively with the emotional issues that can arise among family members. It offers sage advice, practical tips, and helpful resources for baby boomers who are helping their parents downsize and move into smaller quarters, or emptying a house after the death of a parent. Hetzer and Hulstrand also publish a blog called Downsizing the Home: Lessons Learned. The AARP Bulletin says Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home helps readers “think beyond who gets all the good stuff...” and a National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) newsletter says it is “written with great respect for the process and the people engaged in it.” Professional organizers and senior move managers find Moving On especially helpful for their clients who have difficulty in getting rid of things. One senior move manager said, “We share this valuable book with our staff. We find it an excellent tool.“ According to a professional organizer, “This book is so thorough that you won't need another resource.” And one reviewer even referred to Moving On as “a downsizing bible.” Hetzer and Hulstrand write from personal experience. Hetzer’s father had been in his home for 50 years, and Hulstrand’s for 35. Both homes were full of “stuff,” some of it things that needed to be donated, some of it valuable family treasures, much of it mixed together in ways that made knowing which was which difficult. “We were confronted by a variety of questions that we just didn’t know how to answer,” Hulstrand says. “How do you know which things are valuable? How do you preserve old 8mm films and videos? How do you get rid of cell phones and other electronics in a way that is ecologically responsible?” Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home offers answers to these questions and more, and includes topics like how to start a conversation with parents who have mixed feelings about moving, and how to deal with differences of opinion among siblings. The authors also gathered stories from people who had found ways to manage the tensions that can arise between family members–and still get rid of the stuff. “The good news is that, while this is a big job, with the right approach, enough time, and a little bit of luck, clearing out the family home can be a positive experience,” Hulstrand and Hetzer write. “It can offer wonderful moments of nostalgia, new chances to heal old wounds, and great opportunities for family bonding.” What is the best tip to help break through the resistance of letting go of objects that have sentimental value? Acknowledge the importance of your emotional attachment to the objects, say the authors, and find ways to save the memories, whether it’s through writing about them, recording stories, or taking photographs. For many people, it’s the memories that are important, not the objects.

Scaling Down

Author : Judi Culbertson
ISBN : 1594860939
Genre : House & Home
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A timely guide for individuals moving from a larger to a smaller space or consolidating two (or more) people's possessions into a single abode offers practical strategies for paring down one's belongings to the best and most meaningful items, simplifying one's life, controlling clutter, and dealing with the emotional aspects of "streamlining." Original. 20,000 first printing.

Moving Workbook

Author : Vickie Dellaquila
ISBN : 0978818946
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 70. 75 MB
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The Moving Workbook is based on the book, Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash-A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move. This 32 page workbook will help keep you organized for you upcoming move. The workbook is filled with practical forms that will help you easily track the details of your upcoming move. It is large (8 1/2 x 11) with large print, and is meant to be written in.Included in this workbook: A checklist of rooms to downsize A form for mover information Forms for antique, eBay information A place to keep track of charities A furniture placement floor plan grid Real estate agent and other service provider forms Utilities form Methods for keeping track of address changes, including, Newspapers Magazines Doctors Banks And more! Let this workbook be your guide to help keep your upcoming move organized in one place

Sell Keep Or Toss

Author : Harry L. Rinker
ISBN : 9780375722400
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Describes how to recognize valuables, preserve mementos, and find a reputable appraiser in order to help determine what to sell, keep, or throw away when moving into a smaller house or settling an estate.

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