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Downsizing the family home : what to save, what to let go / Marni Jameson ; foreword by Mark Brunetz.

Jameson, Marni, (author.). Brunetz, Mark, (writer of foreword.).

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  • ISBN: 9781454916338
  • ISBN: 1454916338
  • Physical Description: xviii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling New York : [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"AARP® Real Possibilities."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-229) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Home Front -- You Don't Have to Do This Alone -- Downsizing Up -- For Keeps -- The Biggest Sale of All.
Summary, etc.:
Sensitively counsels readers on how to downsize a family home filled with a lifetime of memories, sharing practical recommendations for strategies based on the expertise of antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers and psychologists.
"It's a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime's worth of possessions, to selling the homestead itself. Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly--and, in the best of situations, even memorably. Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts--antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologists--to offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell."
Subject: House cleaning.
Older people > Housing > Decision making.
Older people > Family relationships > United States.
Valuation.
Personal property.
House furnishings.
Collectibles.
Heirlooms.
Estate planning.
Moving, Household.
Simplicity.
Heirlooms.
Collectibles.
Estate planning.
Heirlooms.
House cleaning.
House furnishings.
Moving, Household.
Older people > Family relationships.
Personal property.
Simplicity.
Valuation.
United States.
House cleaning.
Elderly > Housing.
Valuation.
Collectibles.
Estate planning.
Moving.
Simplicity.
Genre: Nonfiction.