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Downsizing Your Home

How to Hire an Estate Sale Company: Questions to Ask and Red Flags to Avoid

Amanda Kuzak | Posted 05.27.2016 | San Francisco
Amanda Kuzak

It's time to say good-bye to Grandma's knitted owl collection, and somehow break down Gramp's' garage -- the tool benches, weird springs and connectors he always liked. The whole house is packed, and the realtor told you to have it empty by June 1. Anxious yet?

Empty-Nest Conundrum: To Stay Put or Downsize When Kids Fly?

John F. Sweeney | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
John F. Sweeney

My parents are thrilled to live in the house where my sisters and I grew up. I enjoy visiting them and look forward to a time when my kids, as grownups, will come home to enjoy a place that's familiar and inviting. But where will that be? I've started to wonder.

How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.25.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any helpful tips for downsizing? My husband and I are interested in moving to a condo downtown when we retire, but we...

Downsizing or Handling an Estate? A Qualified Personal Property Appraiser Can Help

David S. Bunton | Posted 04.04.2016 | HuffPost Home
David S. Bunton

In the coming years, many people face the daunting task of helping their elderly parents move from a house to a smaller apartment or nursing facility. This year, the first of the baby-boom generation will turn 60.

How To Downsize Your Home

Nadine Cheung | Posted 11.06.2015 | HuffPost Home

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10 Space-Saving Tips And Storage Tricks You Should Steal From Tiny Homes

MakeSpace | Posted 10.13.2016 | HuffPost Home
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MakeSpace

All 10 of these tiny homes prove that space is relative. Your home is only as tiny as you let it feel. So, apply these space-saving tips and storage tricks when you can. Because you deserve to have a bigger home without actually paying for one.

Why Downsizing In Retirement Might Be A Terrible Idea

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

The prevailing advice for retirees and their first cousins -- pre-retirees -- is to downsize their homes. The logic goes like this: With your kids lau...

Moving a Parent? How to Hire a Senior Move Manager

Laura McHolm | Posted 07.14.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Moving a parent is accompanied with unique challenges and emotions. Not only is there the task of downsizing a home lived in for decades, there are the deep emotions that come from saying goodbye to a lifetime of belongings and a well-loved home full of treasured moments.

Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You Read About Downsizing

Kevin B. Morrow | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Kevin B. Morrow

While baby boomers are making choices about downsizing and many others -- what the forecasters are missing is what so many pundits have missed repeatedly in the past about the baby boomers since reporting on their lives became a national past time.

5 Surefire Signs You're Ready to Downsize

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty

Eventually, we pretty much all downsize. While a few diehards may opt to stay in their large family homes until the hearse pulls into the driveway, mo...