Downsizing the Family Home
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: May 2017
Duration: 5 hours 22 minutes
It’s a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents’ home. In this book, nationally syndicated home design 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 chronicles the clearing out of her parents’ home of nearly fifty years, from the moment she stood paralyzed on the threshold to the day it sold to another family—and reveals her strategies for accomplishing the task quickly, respectfully, and rewardingly. Jameson also shares her downsizing experiences during a prior move from her own large family home.
Along the way, she combines been-there experience with advice from a series of experts—antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologists—as well as others who have gone down their own roads to downsizing, so you know with certainty what to keep, toss, or sell.