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Sixty is the New Sixty by David Solie

When I first started helping older senior adults declutter, sometimes it seemed they were so stubborn and often seemed to sidetrack into telling stories.  I didn’t quite get it until I read one of David Solie’s books. If you are ageing or have an ageing parent, I wanted to share his latest pdf (free) on…
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Third Age Decluttering at Vermont Library

I’m looking forward to talking about Third Age Decluttering at Vermont Library at 2 pm on 10 September 2019 So please join me if you – need some decluttering motivation, thinking you have too much stuff but don’t know where to start want to help a loved one declutter for safer living thinking of downsizing…
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How to help your mother or grandmother Declutter

Decluttering and letting stuff go is not easy, particularly if you have a “lots of life stuff”.  Helping a loved one, a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, may not be the easy straightforward task you expect.  I often see comments like “my mother-in-law’s home is such a mess, but she won’t let me help her declutter” or…
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What to do with the Piano when downsizing

I am often asked, “We are downsizing, don’t have room for the piano, but no one seems to want it!”    I received another email in the last few days from a downsizer asking “what do I do with the piano”. Piano’s, organs and pianolas can be the most challenging items to find new homes for…
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