The BIG Downsize

The New York Times recently had an interesting article in their money section:

Aging Parents With Lots of Stuff, and Children Who Don’t Want It

The focus was on retiring and transitioning parents whose children don’t want to inherit or take on the household possessions that were so important to them but are no longer essential to their life. It turns out that their children don’t want them either. Many are only interested in family photographs and keepsakes but don’t have a lifestyle that requires fine china. This article really hit home with me!

I’ve had many interesting ongoing experiences with my clients who are in downsize mode about what to do with the things that were important to them but not important to their children.

My instinct is to encourage them to ask their children what they want and follow through on it. Then have the courage to edit down your possessions and  determine what is really essential and meaningful. My experience in arranging and guiding transitions, in a gentle supportive way can take the trauma and drama out of the equation for you.

Life transitions don’t have to be rocky, planning and organization are the secret to minimizing the stress. You don’t have to do this alone; some help simplifying and organizing your life during a transition can make all the difference. Knowing what to keep, what to donate or give away or just identifying what is unnecessary baggage are key. Together we can assess and make a plan that will work for you.

Here's to living your life with Style!

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M.H., Boca Raton

 

 


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