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ByKaitlyn Wells July 18, 2022 Source: NY Times Wirecutter column If you have piles of old clothes and shoes languishing in your home, figuring out what to get rid of is just half the dilemma. You also have to decide what to do with those castoffs. And don’t forget about the moral, practical, and sustainable…

By Kerry Elson, The New Yorker, June 14, 2022 Inspiration and perspective for downsizers everywhere. An Ellen Tracy Blazer Collection Welcome, darling.So good to have you visit.Come this way becauseI have a question.Do you want,Do you want,Do you wantThese nice wool blazers?I wore them to conferences back in the day.They’ve got a boxy fit,Plus some shoulder…

With home prices and interest rates rising while available houses and the stock market decline, many people are reconsidering their downsizing plans. They shouldn’t. Now is still a perfect time to downsize. Downsizing doesn’t only mean moving to a smaller home. It also means re-thinking your place and your possessions – so that you have…

We often talk about living in a disposable society. But the opposite is also true: We buy things and hold on to them for much longer than we use them. In a recent survey, 60% of adults over 60 said that they had more stuff than they need. Dr. David Ekerdt, a Professor of Sociology…

Storage. It seems like the perfect way to declutter your home and have your stuff, too. It’s not. Things that are moved out of sight quickly move out of mind.  So, while you may enjoy the idea that you’ve decluttered, you’ve only kicked your stuff down the road. Worse, you’ve made it harder to use…

If you, or someone you care about, want to get a decluttering project started but can’t seem to do it, here are some ideas that may help you break through your blocks and succeed! 1. Start by looking at what’s cluttering up your head. If you’re having trouble getting started, the first thing to consider is…

When people ask me how long it takes to downsize and move, I say: That depends. How big is your home? How much stuff is inside it? And, most critically, how quickly can you make decisions? Whatever the particulars, having a Senior Move Manager who oversees the project and wrangles the details always eliminates hours…

One of the most challenging aspects of downsizing is the feeling of isolation. While no one has the same attachment to your things as you do, many people have gone through the downsizing experience. And getting their support can make a big difference. In support of that idea, this month, we’re getting a little help from…

I appreciate that this suggestion might be a little more enticing if it were called something else. But as a Swede myself, I have to say that I find the Swedish concept of “death cleaning” – clearing out your home so the people you leave behind won’t have to — joyful and liberating. If you…

By 2030, seniors will account for one-fifth of the total U.S. population – 79.1 million. And a large number of them will be downsizing their homes. As a realtor, you know what you need to do to get a home ready to sell. But you may not be ready for everything that needs to happen to get the…