12 Tips for Downsizing over the Holidays

12 Tips for Downsizing over the Holidays

Are you an empty nester, senior, or retiree who is  thinking about downsizing?  Preparing for the holidays presents a perfect opportunity to identify the items you love the most, share your abundance with others, and clear a path to a fresh start in January. Here are...
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The “Leftovers” of Downsizing

The “Leftovers” of Downsizing

Sorting and reducing your belongings for a downsizing move is always a challenge, but there are silver linings too.  For some, the ability to pass along quality items to younger family members or friends is a rewarding and comforting part of the process.  While those...
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Downsizing your Cookbook Collection

Downsizing your Cookbook Collection

I'm thinking it's time to downsize my cookbook collection.  I've collected them for as long as I can remember, and like many other people, my cookbook collection is a source of wonderful memories of years of cooking for my family, entertaining, and generally dreaming about...
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How Do You Downsize:  Summer Shoes

How Do You Downsize: Summer Shoes

It's getting cool at night and pretty soon we'll be making the seasonal switch to warmer footwear. How are you feeling about storing your summer shoes, though? I hear from a lot of my friends that for some, looking at their stuffed closet has become...
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Letting Go of the Guest Room

Letting Go of the Guest Room

It’s surprising how often downsizers tell us that letting go of the guest room is one of the biggest reasons they decide to stay in their homes for longer than they may have liked. Logistics vs. Emotions While many young empty nesters continue to enjoy...
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Preserving Family History

Preserving Family History

Steps for Preserving Family History We all have those boxes of “things” in our attics, storage units, and basements. Boxes that are nearly as ancient as the items they hold, and were passed down from parent to child. These “treasure” boxes generally hold papers, framed...
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Checklist: Prepare for a Long-Term Trip

Checklist: Prepare for a Long-Term Trip

Do you have a checklist to prepare to leave your home vacant? Take the time to prepare your home before you take a trip or a vacation so that your property will remain secure and safe while you're away. Empty Nest Travel One of the...
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