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Toss Or Keep? How To Downsize Efficiently

Trulia | Posted 07.11.2016 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're moving into a smaller space, moving in with a significant other, or simply want to pare down as you look for a new place, downsizing your home is not always an easy proposition.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Standout Donna Lynne Champlin Is Back On Stage

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

For years whenever any theater person talked about wanting to break into television, I referenced Sara Ramirez. Because, well, I knew her for a while,...

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.

Why It's So Hard To Imagine Downsizing And Leaving My Beloved Home

Laurie Levy | Posted 04.26.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

To move or not to move? That seems to be the question for my peer group of seniors, most of whom are still living in the homes in which they raised their families. While I am certainly not ready to give up this old house, I have to acknowledge that day may be closer than I care to admit.

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...

10 Ways To Make Your Home Feel Bigger, According To The Woman Who Lived In 90-Square-Feet

Felice Cohen | Posted 03.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Felice Cohen

Living in a tiny space is not for everyone. Hundreds (dare I say thousands?) of people around the world -- after watching my YouTube video -- thought ...

How to Handle Your Books When Your Money Is Off the Books: Financial Planning in a Freelance World

Michael Most | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Michael Most

Freelancing and being self-employed are the new frontier in the American economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of self-empl...

What I'm Doing Now That I'm Staring Down The Barrel Of 60

Amy Selwyn | Posted 02.07.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

Scale it back. Size it down. Go smaller, leaner, more mobile, lighter, freer, more connected to love than to all the stuff. More attuned to the natural world. Better attuned to our bodies. Taking care of our bodies. Cherishing and nourishing them and trying to keep them healthy.

Can Blanche Make Your Retirement Sexy?: Golden Girls Retirement Plan, Part 3

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

By pooling their resources as housemates, Golden Girls' hottie-of-a-certain age Blanche Devereaux and her homegirls Dorothy, Rose and Sophia keep on living the good life through retirement.

Financial Paperwork: What to Keep, What to Toss

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.01.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

This is a great time of the year to get rid of unnecessary or outdated paperwork and to organize your records in preparation for filing your tax return in the spring. Here's a checklist of what to keep and what to toss out, along with some tips to help you reduce your future paper accumulation.

The Delightful But Awful Pangs Of Decluttering

Melinda Blau | Posted 12.04.2015 | Fifty
Melinda Blau

Human molting begins in middle age -- when you've lived long enough to have more things than you really need. Birds molt annually, humans less frequently. Birds lose feathers. Humans get rid of 'stuff.'

How To Downsize Your Home

Nadine Cheung | Posted 11.06.2015 | HuffPost Home

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

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

MakeSpace | Posted 10.13.2016 | HuffPost Home
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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.

Downsizing Might Not Be The Panacea You Think It Is

Buck Wargo | Posted 10.01.2016 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Downsizing. It's a word that's long been part of the American lexicon and should come into even sharper focus as Baby Boomers age and more and more retire.

Layoffs Begin At NY Daily News

Capital New York | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.16.2015 | Media

The Daily News began another round of cuts on Wednesday morning, marking the latest in a series of downsizings that have rocked the struggling tabloid...

Think Small and Dwell Down for Retirement

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

From 1978 to 2013, the average single family home grew from 1,780 to 2,660 square feet. This means more house to heat and cool, more space to clean and maintain, and more room for more stuff. And while the average house was growing, the typical family was shrinking, as the average family went from having three kids in the 1970s to two in the 2010s.

7 Tips for Downsizing Without the Heartache

Marie Marley | Posted 09.03.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It isn't uncommon for people to want to downsize to a smaller home either when they retire or just before retirement. Let's look at reasons they do that, some of the heartaches that can be associated with it and 7 tips for avoiding that heartache.

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...

Downsizing My Home and Discovering That I Am a Hoarder

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 08.26.2016 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Since when does any human need 58 glass vases? Why did I find myself keeping that number of vases anyway? The answer to the second question is in the ridiculous amount of cabinet, storage and closet space I had in my home.

Over 50? Supersize Your Retirement Savings

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Nearly half of households led by individuals or couples aged 55 and older having no retirement savings accounts at all. If this describes your situation, you have a tough problem -- but not an impossible one. The key is getting advice and taking immediate steps to budget, save, spend and invest.

How To Downsize Your Home In 9 Easy Steps

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 08.11.2016 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

It was true. My kids were grown and gone, I was divorced, and it was time to leave my home of 26 years for something smaller and more manageable. Gulp. The word 'downsizing' sounds harsh to me. Somehow it conveys your life isn't as important -- as vital -- as it used to be.

How To Say Goodbye To Your Family Home

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

My father died in our family home in 2011, my mother this past November. Now it is time to say goodbye. No 'thing' has ever been part of my life for over a half century. So I am not really sure how to properly say goodbye.

10 Ways to Become Financially Independent

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

People can choose to define financial independence in their own way -- after all, not everyone wants a private jet and a mansion. However reaching real financial independence -- the ability to live comfortably off one's savings and investments with no debt whatsoever -- could be easier than you think.

Forget Downsizing: Many Homeowners Are Choosing To Buy Bigger For Retirement

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.27.2016 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

So much for the conventional wisdom of downsizing your home when you retire. A huge percentage of families are moving into bigger homes -- many to make room for adult children who didn't fare so well during the recent recession.

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.