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When Retirees Think Of Downsizing Their Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on May 10, 2016 at 12:13 PM
When 83-year-old Ann Kelley fell and broke her ankle last year, she decided to put her condo up for sale. She had lived in the condo for nearly 15 years. Although she liked living there and had friendly neighbors, Kelley's fall was the catalyst to making the move."That was the final decision," said Kelley, who had already been mulling over moving to a senior citizens community. "I just felt it was time."Kelley put her place up for sale with a Rea...

How to Downsize a Home for a Move – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on April 28, 2016 at 12:09 PM
Do you need helpful tips for downsizing? Many adults are interested in moving to a condo downtown when they  retire, but they need to get rid of a lot of personal possessions before they can move. Often they’ve lived in the same house for decades and have accumulated tons of stuff.The process of weeding through a house full of stuff and parting with old possessions can be difficult and overwhelming for many people.A good place to start the d...

Managing Downsizing and Relocating Parents - Newton, Boston, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on April 18, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in organizing and managing senior relocations, downsizing a parents home, liquidation of belongings and estate sales for seniors who are moving to a smaller home, back in with their children, or into a senior living community or similar life transition.  In addition to organizing, packing and overseeing a move, Caring Transitions of Greater Boston can handle on-site and online est...

Benefits of Downsizing Your Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on April 13, 2016 at 2:24 PM
Whether you’ve recently undergone a change in lifestyle or your interest has been piqued by the recent trend toward smaller homes and more efficient living, you may be considering a move to a smaller home. There are many benefits to “living smaller,” including:More money. A smaller home typically means a smaller monthly payment, and nearly always means saving in utility costs and upkeep. Even something as simple as painting a room is cheaper when...

Downsizing Home Through Estate Sales – Newton, Boston, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on March 28, 2016 at 3:11 PM
It’s overwhelming. It’s time-consuming. It’s emotional. It’s called downsizing.And whether it’s being done due to the death of parents, moving them or yourself to an assisted living facility or a condo, divorce, empty nest or other causes, more and more people are trying to divest themselves of the accumulated “stuff” of a lifetime in parents’ homes or their own.By letting go of possessions, people feel more free and more in control of their live...

Estate Sale Experts: When You Suddenly Have an Estate To Deal With – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on March 15, 2016 at 11:59 AM
Let’s say you’ve just inherited a large estate and you find yourself the proud owner of a whole bunch of stuff. Either that or perhaps you’ve finally decided to downsize.The solution? Read on.Here is a conversation with an organizer of estate sales who can offer solutions for people forced to deal with a mass of miscellaneous.The Estate Sale ExpertAn estate sale manager appraises items to fair market value for clients involved in divorce, for exa...

Senior Move Managers Help the Elderly Downsize and Move – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on March 10, 2016 at 11:20 AM
A new service business is becoming more mainstream as an aging population needs help with downsizing and moving.Senior move managers are people who specialize in moving the elderly, working with them to get rid of possessions they may no longer need, sell their current home and move into a smaller home or a retirement home.They specialize in working a lot with the elderly, many of whom needed help downsizing and moving into a new space. However, ...

How to Move Aging Parents Out of Their Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on March 2, 2016 at 12:14 PM
Transitioning parents from living in their own home to another living situation is fraught with emotion. It does not matter whether they are moving in with you, relocating to an assisted living situation, buying an apartment in a retirement community or moving into a nursing home. Your elderly parents may experience anxiety and depression over the upcoming change. Help make the transition easier on the entire family by discussing finances and opt...

Downsizing and Relocating Parents – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on February 22, 2016 at 1:07 PM
Do we keep Grandma's Christmas china? How about the stuffed dinosaur Junior brought home from his first day of kindergarten art class? Is the heirloom couch that for decades has been a living room centerpiece going to swallow too much of a new apartment's space? These questions are commonplace when couples and families opt to whittle down their collected memories and household furnishings so as to move into smaller quarters. For senior ...

Tips for Downsizing Your Home – Boston, Newton, MA

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on February 15, 2016 at 12:14 PM
Many people eventually downsize and move into a smaller home after their children move out or as the constraints of aging make it tougher to maintain a large space. Leaving the home you’ve known for decades can be an emotionally taxing process. While there’s no way to make this transition painless, there are some steps you can take to make downsizing your home easier. Here are five ways you can help yourself or a loved one get rid of stuff and mo...
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