downsizing your home

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?
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.
Donate It If you itemize on your tax returns, donating your belongings is another way to downsize and get a tax deduction
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.
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Prevailing wisdom may be changing on what was once assumed to be the right course.
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.
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.
Most people downsize when their kids are out of the house -- looking for warmer weather or hoping for less upkeep than a big home requires. But if you're not sure you're ready for the simpler life, we're talking through the surefire signs it's time.
That's what happened to one Colorado woman. Her husband was "of that age," she said, when he lost his job. They sold their