WHERE TO MOVE ?

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 There are lots of factors to consider in deciding where you should MOVE.  What services do you need? How much can you afford?  What is available in your community? Should you stay in your current area or move closer to your children/family?   Think about these questions and talk to your family and friends.  When you are making a move, you need to project some of your needs to the future…not just next month.  Planning ahead can eliminate additional moves down the road. If your children or other family members […]

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Go Green – Recycle

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What a great time to RECYCLE  and GO GREEN with Saint Patrick’s Day nearly here! When rightsizing your home or preparing to move to a smaller space, the word recycle must come to mind!   Being the responsible citizens we are it is only fair to assume this word recycle will be foremost in everyone’s mind. Whenever possible, during the process of downsizing, the recycle bag or box should be utilized.  It is wise to check your region’s waste reduction office to be clear on what items you can recycle to […]

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Treasure or Junk?

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TREASURE OR JUNK? ONE MAN’S JUNK IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE Whatever situation we find ourselves in whether it is rightsizing or cleaning out your family home, you may come across items that could be considered treasure or just old junk.  Many times when cleaning out a home of several years an unexpected treasure may be found.  Without proper knowledge things can be tossed in the junk pile that could be priceless. Items of sentimental value are priceless because of the many years or emotional connection to them.  These items that […]

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8 Signs of Aging to Pay Attention To

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DON’T OVERREACT BUT PAY ATTENTION TO THESE SIGNS What should you do if you or your children begin to notice some serious signs of aging? We all must think about the future, by doing so, we will be better prepared for what could possibly lie ahead. Keeping tabs on signs could help to see that at some future date you may need some assistance on a daily basis or need to consider moving to a smaller space. Watching for the followings signs could help you and your family not to […]

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Don’t Put off “TheTalk” Between You the Parent and Your Adult Children

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“The TALK” we really don’t want to talk A crisis can occur at anytime for anybody.  Thinking and taking the time to talk out your plans and make decisions is vital for your children’s well-being and peace of mind.  They often second guess their decisions at a time of crisis and wish they had more direction from you.  If you have”The Talk” and offer your children specific directions about your wishes and discuss these plans, backed up with legal documents, then your children will thank you and respect you for […]

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Fran’s e-book “Lighten Up”

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It is time to Lighten Up!  For the” Do It Yourself” folk out there –  you might like to seriously consider my help with the use of my step by step ebook “Lighten Up“ Check out how to purchase “Lighten Up” on my website www.movelady.com WHO SHOULD LIGHTEN UP? In 2012, Statistics Canada reported that there are nearly five million senior-aged people in Canada. In the US, this number is an astronomical forty-eight million. The older seniors in this group have experienced an economy affected by at least one War […]

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Is It Time to Move? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Many times when I speak with folks they are stressed out thinking about whether they should move to a smaller space or stay where they are. Every situation is different and every person is unique.  I often tell those I talk to that there are no easy answers to this question.   There are varying opinions from family and friends who mean well and are advising with concern and love. It is important to take time and reflect on how you want to see your future unravel.  It is important […]

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Possession Paralysis Revisited

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I found this article from the New York Times(August 22,2012) very informative.   Can you you relate to what is being said?  Do you have Possession Paralysis?? Possession paralysis, it turns out, is real. When last I checked in with University of Kansas gerontologist David J. Ekerdt about this two years ago, he and his team were investigating whether the sheer volume of possessions that older people have acquired over many decades can become an obstacle to late-life downsizing. Everyone assumes it’s true, and Dr. Ekerdt could see why it would […]

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5 Key Things A Senior Move Manager Can Do For You

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  Senior Move Management is a relatively new service in Canada, but south of the border this service has been growing steadily for the past 20 years.  The reason is simple.  For seniors, the very thought of downsizing and relocating to a smaller home is quite an overwhelming task.  For an “adult child” that does not live close to his or her parent(s), helping can be problematic.  So much so, that the decision is often postponed until a later date or indeed when a fall or accident necessitates a swift […]

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Jan, 2013

Closets – The 80/20 Rule

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CLOSETS!!  The 80/20 rules nearly always applies to closets (whether they are linen closets or clothes closets) – 80% of the time you only use 20% of the stuff in them. Linen closets can become quite jammed over the years because we never seem to want to get rid of towels or sheets, “just in case” we need them someday. Most people only use a couple of towels and washcloths and two sets of sheets. I suggest you identify only the towels and bedding you will take to your new […]

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