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10 reasons to begin downsizing sooner than later

With the aging baby boomer generation and life spans extended by advances in medicine and technology, America’s population has an ever-growing predominance of those over the age of 65. Plenty of older people are staying in the same homes they raised their families in, even when facing medical challenges that used to require a hospital or nursing home setting. 

It may have been easy to navigate one’s home in younger years but aging in place requires an honest, practical evaluation of belongings and furnishings. Safety first should be the mantra of all homeowners. If there are ample trip factors in a space, we all stand the risk of tripping and falling but falls can be potentially very serious for seniors. Read more

Aging in Place – WXGC Radio

More and more, people are staying in their homes as long as possible as they age. Here are some tips to do so safely.

Thanks to many innovations, technology and medical advancements, seniors are able to live in the residence of their choice for as long as they are able as they age. In the early part of the 20th century, people lived and died in their homes because they were often times sharing their home with or lived very close to family members who took of them as they aged. Times changed Read more

Organizing Your Life Documents – The Smead Interviews

Getting your life documents in order in the event of an emergency is something we don’t always think about. Professional Organizer Julie Ulmer discusses the importance of having documents prepared and a unique tool to help with the process.

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How to Deal with Inheritance Absorption – The Smead Interviews

Professional Organizer Julie Ulmer discusses inheritance and how to deal with more possessions entering your home.

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Helping Seniors Downsize

With the aging baby boomer generation and life spans extended by advances in medicine and technology, America’s population has an ever growing predominance of those over the age of 65. Plenty of older citizens are staying in the same homes they raised their families in even when facing medical challenges that used to require a hospital or nursing home setting. For a variety of reasons there are some folks that are interested in proactively downsizing. These seniors and their families are facing complicated challenges when they are dealing with decade’s worth of belongings. The sentimental and emotional aspects are commonly deeper and stronger than say a middle aged person deciding to shed some extra stuff in an effort to simplify. Read more

Proactively Organizing Your Estate

Imagine that you have died.  Your spirit is in another plane that can look down on your loved ones although there’s nothing you can do to comfort them during this time of loss and grief, just observe.  In the days and weeks after your death you watch as Read more