Doug and I looked for a motorhome for a long time to find one that was within our budget and would accommodate how we wanted to use it. Unfortunately when we bought “the perfect one” we didn’t realize how many things needed TLC. It spent time in five different shops and finally the “dream” was … Continue reading Shattered Dreams
Years ago it didn’t matter, but now I wish I had asked my parents and grandparents so many questions: What was their first job? (Doug began teaching at a salary of $2800 a year. Judy needed permission from the school board to continue teaching as a married woman!) What did they do for entertainment? (We … Continue reading A Gift for the Next Generation(s)
Many people contact us because they want help in making major decisions. We never tell them what to do but try to listen, ask questions and guide them to make the decisions that will work best for them. We all have decisions to make and often thoughts go through our minds like a hamster running … Continue reading Decision Making Help For Downsizing
Nowadays there are three groups of people downsizing: 90 year old’s are moving to retirement residences, the 70 plus crowd is moving to bungalows, condos or apartments, and the over 50 year old’s are moving to a new LIFESTYLE, be it on the water, on a golf course, near theatre’s, etc. With so many people … Continue reading How a Family Member Can Help a Senior to Downsize
Any move can be a stressful time for the family. It’s even more stressful as we get older and have to downsize from the life we knew to a new life without all of the familiar things we’ve come to love. To help you with all of the decisions that you and/or a family needs … Continue reading Before You Downsize – What You Need To Plan For
We are often asked by seniors why they need to put personal pictures away. Our reply is, “Most people spend about six minutes looking at a home and you want them to focus on the benefits of your home. These could be: hardwood floors, large or new windows, fireplace, large rooms, eat in kitchen, updated … Continue reading Red Flags People Look For In A Home For Sale
We have helped over 3200 people with the downsizing process and we have seen lots of jewelry…in fact drawers full of it. Some is neatly organized and others simply “dumped” into a box or two. Some is valuable, some makes a wonderful donation, and some we just a discard because of the lead content. We … Continue reading What do we do with the Jewelry?