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According to the AARP, nearly 90 percent of adults over 65 want to remain in their current homes as they grow older.  (They just don’t want any tell-tale modifications drawing attention to their age.) The good news is: Universal Design Principles are truly becoming universal.  Design features which accommodate a variety of physical abilities are…

Of course you could downsize by yourself.  Why aren’t you? Decluttering your home is one of those things it’s easy to believe you can do by yourself.  And of course, theoretically, you can. What deters most people is not the physical aspect, but the mental one.  It’s hard to get started – and even harder…

  It may not seem like it, but getting in a downsizing state-of-mind can lead to a wonderful and meaningful holiday season. Before you make lists and start shopping, consider these ideas first: Use only what you’ve got. Make your number one rule that when it comes to decorating, wrapping, or entertaining, you’ll only use what…

  There is one phrase that I’ve heard from every client I’ve ever worked with. You’ve probably said it yourself: “I can’t get rid of that!  I may need it!” I don’t disagree. You may need it. Whatever it is. The key questions are: Will you remember you have it when you need it? Will…

  Whenever someone asks me when they should start downsizing, I always give them the same answer: Now!  I say “now” whether someone has plans to move, or they don’t. Whether the person asking is closer to 50 or to 90. The best time to start downsizing is as soon as you think about it….

    If you’re downsizing, be sure you now where you’re headed before you start! Downsizing can be a lot like driving with a car full of screaming kids. If you don’t know exactly where you’re going before you set out, you won’t get far. Would you begin a road trip by waiting until you got…

    Watch even a few minutes of Antiques Roadshow and you’ll see items you can’t imagine anyone would want being valued at thousands of dollars. Watch a little longer, and you’ll see other things you assume to be highly valuable are actually worth next to nothing. There is financial value… Something becomes financially valuable…

Maybe the best place to get started is figuring out what’s stopping you in the first place. Here are some questions to help you identify your issues. And some ideas on solving them. Let’s get started! Do you find the whole idea of downsizing overwhelming?   Break the task down into manageable pieces. Schedule an hour or…

With all the rush to buy gifts and make everything “perfect,” it’s easy to lose the true meaning and purpose of the holidays — enjoying opportunities to spend time and break bread with family and friends. Here are a couple of ideas that may help you to make your holidays both meaning-full and peace-full. Think…