Category: Aging in Place

#6 Decide what is important

Last month we considered tip #7 in our top ten about how to determine what will actually fit into your new space. This month, we focus on clarifying which possessions are of greater importance to you and should take with during a downsize. It is often hard to differentiate the…

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SIMPLIFY your Downsize

Downsizing often gets a bad rap. However downsize simply means to economize or rationalize. It is being thoughtful or intentional about what we have or do.   The downsizing process can feel overwhelming. You can feel uncertain as to where to start or how to accomplish it, jumping from item…

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Getting a New Perspective

When does a dresser stop being a dresser?  Or a coffee table, a coffee table?  The answer: when it becomes a hallway storage chest or an entertainment center.   Moving away from the traditional use of an item or space is referred to as repurposing, and it enables you to…

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“Moving” Verb or Adjective?

 Mov-ing: verb – to go from one place of residence to another   Mov-ing: adjective – stirring deeply in a way that evokes a strong emotional response   What is the first thing you think about when someone mentions they will be “moving”? Usually it’s the hassle of packing all the boxes, the big moving truck pulling up…

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On top of my table

  From start to finish, a move for a senior can be an overwhelming process. Let’s walk through the journey together with this fun ballad. It flows to the tune of “On Top of Old Smokey”. On top of my table, all covered with stuff, Are decades of treasures, going…

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