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Maria Quinby – On The Move

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Maria Quinby is a certified Senior Move Manager and Interior Designer who delights in creating beautiful spaces that are also comfortable and functional. Both patient and practical, Maria guides her clients through the downsizing process with ease.

There’s a very simple way to declutter a home. It’s so obvious, most people don’t even think of it: Refuse to bring in new stuff. It’s natural to want new things. It’s easy to be swayed by sales. Costco has so many bargains! And who can say no to a gift? The problem is that…

Younger adult generations won’t take their aging parents’ stuff, The New York Times reports. Some of these parents are paying thousands of dollars for professional help downsizing. The resistance among grown children could be financial — or ideological. No one wants the family china. At least not the generations set to inherit it. Tom Verde…

If you’re ready to let go of some stuff, but you’re not sure where to start, try sorting and decluttering category by category. (You can get a list of categories here.) Begin with what’s easiest for you. Then, follow these steps: 1.     Create a work space. Clear a spot where you can work without being disturbed — for…

If your attic is full of stuff you no longer use but can’t bear to give away, a new study may offer you a simple solution. Researchers found that people were more willing to give away unneeded goods that still had sentimental value if they were encouraged to take a photo of these items first,…

The aging of America has created unprecedented opportunities for professionals who work in the senior market. However, many professionals find themselves unprepared to successfully communicate with older adults and wind up frustrated and confused about “what went wrong” with their best opportunities. Part of the problem stems from the loss of the communal society of…

As a way of encouragement, I often tell prospective clients that downsizing will help them feel much lighter. They probably think I mean it metaphorically, but I mean it quite literally. Decluttering and downsizing their home gives people the feeling they have physically lost weight — probably because our home environments have more impact on our well-being…

Parents, don’t do this to your kids! Barbara looked around the house where her parents had lived for 50 years, turned to me and said, “I am not doing this to my kids. I’m not going to make my kids sort through my stuff.” “Good idea,” I said. “When would you like to get started?”…

–Before– When I tell people that I help people downsize their homes, I often get a quizzical look. Senior Move Manager?  What’s that? This letter, which I recently received from a client, will give you an answer to that question. You’ll get a good idea of who I work with, when they call me, and why. (The letter…

After a lifetime of choosing, purchasing and living with things you love, it’s natural to want to pass them down to the next generation. There’s just one problem: The next generation really doesn’t want them. And it’s not just your kids who don’t want your stuff. It’s everybody’s kids. There is very little demand for the things baby boomers and their…

“It’s often said that the things you own expand to fill the space you live in, but the opposite, that they contract to fit nicely, never happens.” — Alan Henry, Lifehacker It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, clutter accumulates. For most people, where there is space available things arrive to fill…