One of the greatest sources of anxiety for the sandwich generation is the possibility their elderly parent will have an accident at home. Here are some suggestions for spotting hazards in the home and minimizing them.
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There are a lot of similarities between eating a 100 lb pumpkin and downsizing a home. Both seem overwhelming and foster a strong desire to procrastinate.
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Here are six reasons for having to downsize a home in a hurry along with helpful suggestions on how to proceed.
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The best way of helping your parents downsize depends on who wants them to do so: you, them or all of you. Each situation requires a different approach. Here are some suggestions:
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Downsizing as a widow is never easy since it arrives on your doorstep like bad weather, unwelcome and often by surprise. However, with careful thought, time and support, you will get through this as many have before you.
Apple pie is very popular internationally, not just in North America. The reason for this enduring love is much like the reason you hang onto your stuff.
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The “how to” of downsizing gets a lot of attention. Preparing for the emotions that are created during this process is just as important. Here are many, mixed emotions you can expect to feel before, during and after you are done. Continue reading “The emotional side of downsizing”
The early stages of downsizing are critical to ensuring a smooth ride, especially if there are a number of family members involved. Continue reading “Skipping these first steps may cause a rocky downsizing”
This situation is more common than you might suspect. Here are some suggestions on how to deal with it.
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A universal lament you hear from baby boomers who have children and grandchildren is “the kids don’t want my stuff”. Here are ten reasons for this trend.