Combines practical information and resources with helpful advice and tips on how to downsize the family home, explaining what to do with things you do not want to keep, how to preserve those items that will stay, how to maintain one s cool among squabbling relatives, and places to donate, sell, and dispose of the contents of a home Original....
|Title||:||Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home|
|Publisher||:||Stewart, Tabori and Chang illustrated edition edition April 7, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||143 pages|
|File Size||:||585 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home Reviews
I was hoping for a book that helped prepare 2 seniors for a move halfway across the country. It was more about cleaning out after a parent was no longer competent or had died. We had no "treasures" to auction or distribute so that information was less useful. I expect I was busy and didn't read the description as well as I should have. For a different need it would have been quite helpful.
Moving On is "a practical guide to downsizing the family home." It is full of practical suggestions as to how to tackle the concrete task of emptying a house, how to categorize the multitude of things that accumulate over the years, what to do with them, how to keep the things one wants to keep and how to dispose of the things one wants to get rid of. But this is a book that is by no means only about things. It is very much a book about people, the first generation of people who collect things, write things, hoard things, love things, and the next generation of people who necessarily have the task of deciding what to do with all these things.
I retired a little over a year ago and vowed to simplify my life, but had no idea where to begin --- closets-full of clothes that might fit 'some day', a basement full of out of date stereo gear and LP's, boxes of 30-year-old computer gear and wires of all types. The task was so daunting, I had no idea where to begin. But after reading just a few chapters of Moving On, suddenly I was able to move forward both physically and, even more importantly, emotionally. If you want your life to work better, read this book!
A two star, good beginner book. Nothing is left out in conceptions. Very little practical advice.
Worth a quick read to get started on the organizational aspects. Not a lot of really good advice, mostly take your time and communicate with any others who have an interest
This wonderful book has become my moving on bible. It helps me with the practical and emotional aspects of this big change.
Great advise!! We've moved and love the choices we made