Elderly parents living on their own in a traditional home are usually a safety concern for the family. As they age, they are less likely to notice safety issues that gradually sneak up on them. Here are some key issues to watch for and suggestions on how to address them.
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A family cottage is often taken for granted when downsizing and/or planning for retirement. However, a cottage is “that piece of real estate that brings families together but can also drive them apart.” Listen in on a frank discussion between two experienced estate lawyers on how to handle the situation. (Video).
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Another year has gone by and the downsizing project is still on hold. Here are three common scenarios that may be at work here. Does one of them apply to your family’s situation?
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Here are five of the best videos by professional organizers or decorators with practical answers to the most pressing clutter questions. There is one from Canada, three from the USA and one from the UK.
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Since downsizing will be a popular theme for many people in 2018, it would be helpful to pause and consider how setting goals can make a difference to the outcome. Here are three videos that point you in the right direction.
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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.
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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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