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A Senior’s Guide to Decluttering Before Selling a Home

Posted by Jacqueline Manitaros on July 15, 2024 in  Golden Years  Scaling down
Decluttering is an important step when preparing a home for sale, especially for seniors. It helps to enhance the appeal of the property, making it more attractive to potential buyers, but it also simplifies the living space. A decluttered home reduces the risk of accidents, eases the stress of maintaining a home, and can even improve mental clarity and relaxation. The process involves sorting through personal belongings, categorizing items to keep, donate, sell, or discard, and organizing what remains. This approa... read more
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The Emotional Journey of Downsizing

Posted by Jacqueline Manitaros on July 08, 2024 in  Golden Years  Scaling down
Embarking on the journey of downsizing is like flipping through the pages of a personal scrapbook. Each room in your family home represents a chapter of treasured memories, celebrated milestones, and bittersweet goodbyes to each era. These memories can make it feel as though we are leaving a piece of ourselves behind. Yet, as we move ahead, we recognize the need of making the tough decision to downsize our homes and lives, opening ourselves to new experiences and opportunities. A Tender Farewell As you consider l... read more
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