What to Do with a Houseful of Memories

What to Do with a Houseful of Memories
Author: Marni Jameson
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Sterling
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1454916338
Language: en
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It s a rite of passage: the emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson chronicles her own experience and blends it with advice from national experts to sensitively guide readers through the difficult process. From opening that first closet to selling the house, she provides guiding lights and a strategy to help readers accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, and rewardingly."

Downsizing the Family Home a Workbook

Downsizing the Family Home  a Workbook
Author: Marni Jameson
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Sterling
Pages: 160
ISBN: 145492652X
Language: en
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Part journal, part workbook, part scrapbook, this guide provides valuable advice and how-to checklists along with a place to reflect, record, and retain an important piece of family history, gently walking downsizers through the journey.

Young House Love

Young House Love
Author: Sherry Petersik,John Petersik
Release: 2015-07-14
Editor: Artisan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781579656768
Language: en
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This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—and more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.

Let It Go

Let It Go
Author: Peter Walsh
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Rodale
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781623367794
Language: en
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Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing! Whether you are selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents' home, sorting through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents' family possessions. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. In Let It Go, Peter will help you turn downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways, including how to: • Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing • Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles • Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life • Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members without drama This new phase brings unexpected freedoms and opportunities, and Peter walks you through every step of the process. You’ll feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.

Keep the Memories Lose the Stuff

Keep the Memories  Lose the Stuff
Author: Matt Paxton
Release: 2022-02-08
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780593418987
Language: en
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America’s top cleaning expert and star of the hit series Legacy List with Matt Paxton distills his fail-proof approach to decluttering and downsizing. Your boxes of photos, family’s china, and even the kids' height charts aren’t just stuff; they’re attached to a lifetime of memories--and letting them go can be scary. With empathy, expertise, and humor, Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff, written in collaboration with AARP, helps you sift through years of clutter, let go of what no longer serves you, and identify the items worth keeping so that you can focus on living in the present. For over 20 years, Matt Paxton has helped people from all walks of life who want to live more simply declutter and downsize. As a featured cleaner on Hoarders and host of the Emmy-nominated Legacy List with Matt Paxton on PBS, he has identified the psychological roadblocks that most organizational experts routinely miss but that prevent so many of us from lightening our material load. Using poignant stories from the thousands of individuals and families he has worked with, Paxton brings his signature insight to a necessary task. Whether you’re tired of living with clutter, making space for a loved one, or moving to a smaller home or retirement community, this book is for you. Paxton’s unique, step-by-step process gives you the tools you need to get the job done.

Downsizing

Downsizing
Author: David Ekerdt
Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Columbia University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780231548557
Language: en
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As life unfolds, things tend to accumulate. When older adults undergo health, residential, and marital changes, they will face a reckoning with their lifelong store of possessions—special, ordinary, and forgotten. Such a predicament now confronts tens of millions of Americans as the Baby Boom cohort passes into retirement and beyond. Despite what a thriving industry of clutter manuals tells us, for most older adults, downsizing is no simple task. Drawing on in-depth interviews with recent movers in over a hundred diverse U.S. households, David Ekerdt analyzes the downsizing process and what it says about the meaning and management of possessions. He details how households approach and accomplish downsizing, exploring the decision-making process and the effectiveness of different strategies. From an expert gerontological perspective, he considers the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social tasks that the process entails and the role of factors such as gender and class on the divestment of things. Ekerdt finds that despite the fatigue and emotional challenges people encounter, afterward they report satisfaction in having completed a downsizing and feel empowerment on the other side of the task. Offering an empathetic and practical look at one of life’s major transitions, Downsizing brings forward the voices of elders so that older adults, their families and friends, and practitioners working with older clients can understand and benefit from their experience.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
Author: Margareta Magnusson
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781501173257
Language: en
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A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

Downsize

Downsize
Author: Sheri Koones
Release: 2019
Editor: Taunton Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1641550333
Language: en
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"The 25 small houses presented in Downsize are owned by people who have made a conscious decision to downsize from a larger home to a smaller home--or who just decided to build small in the first place. Some of the houses are new (site-built or prefab), others are remodels. All are 2,000 sq. ft. or less. The featured houses show how to use space efficiently through such strategies as: - creative storage space - multi-purpose rooms - pocket and barn doors - integrating smaller appliances"--

House of Havoc

House of Havoc
Author: Marni Jameson
Release: 2010-01-26
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780786746125
Language: en
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The cupboards are overflowing, the linen closet holds towels and tools, and your once tidy family room might as well come with a ringmaster. But that's called living, right? Wrong! Marni Jameson is here to prove that you can turn a hectic home into a haven--and do so without being voted off the island. With chapters such as "Kids are Great--They Only Dismantle Your Home One Piece at a Time," you'll laugh as you learn whether to opt for solids or patterns; what constitutes "indestructible flooring"; how to organize your house from top to bottom; and how to decorate so home appeal goes up and blood pressure goes down. House of Havoc is that indispensable guide for making the most of the house you have without driving everyone around you nuts.

The Upside of Downsizing

The Upside of Downsizing
Author: Sara B. Hart
Release: 2018-05-18
Editor: Positively Powered
Pages: 136
ISBN: 0996169261
Language: en
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Sara knew she had to move but she didn't want to. Knowing it was the right thing to do, she dove in, documenting every phase and the emotional ups and downs that went with them. Her story is a lighthearted look at this major life transition, filled with humor and wise advice on how to handle your own downsizing or support someone you love.

What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want

What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want
Author: Marni Jameson
Release: 2021-06-22
Editor: The Experiment
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781615197866
Language: en
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You can’t take it with you, but you can ensure that what you leave behind has value and meaning. Whether you want the fruits of your life’s work to benefit your family, the environment, science, human rights, the arts, your church, or another cause dear to you, one thing is certain: It won’t happen unless you plan. What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want is a step-by-step, DIY guide to turning your money and “stuff” into something meaningful that will outlast you—whether you are in the prime of life or your later years, single or partnered, have kids or not, are well-off or of modest means. With her trademark practical wisdom, downsizing expert Marni Jameson offers plenty of comfort (and even some laughs) as she guides you through the following: Identifying whom you want to benefit from your legacy Navigating wills, trusts, and other paths to your goals Heading off potential family conflicts Making the best plan for your material assets This book will encourage and inspire you through every step of your final downsizing project, helping you make a positive impact on the people and causes closest to your heart.

Little House Living

Little House Living
Author: Merissa A. Alink
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Gallery Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781982178994
Language: en
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The immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living provides a timeless and “heartwarming guide to modern homesteading” (BookPage) that will inspire you to live your life simply and frugally—perfect for fans of The Pioneer Woman and The Hands-On Home. Shortly after getting married, Merissa Alink and her husband found themselves with nothing in their pantry but a package of spaghetti and some breadcrumbs. Their life had seemingly hit rock bottom, and it was only after a touching act of charity that they were able to get back on their feet again. Inspired by this gesture of kindness as well as the beloved Little House on the Prairie books, Merissa was determined to live an entirely made-from-scratch life, and as a result, she rescued her household budget—saving thousands of dollars a year. Now, she reveals the powerful and moving lessons she’s learned after years of homesteading, homemaking, and cooking from scratch. Filled with charm, practical advice, and gorgeous full-color photographs, Merissa shares everything from tips on budgeting to natural, easy-to-make recipes for taco seasoning mix, sunscreen, lemon poppy hand scrub, furniture polish, and much more. Inviting and charming, Little House Living is the epitome of heartland warmth and prairie inspiration.

Scaling Down

Scaling Down
Author: Judi Culbertson,Marj Decker
Release: 2005-02-10
Editor: Rodale Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781609616274
Language: en
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How to make more of less--the book that shows you how to simplify your life, control clutter, and pare down your possessions for a move into smaller living quarters. There are plenty of anti-clutter experts around ready to exhort us to sort, store, and trash our belongings, but this book addresses the specific needs of people moving from a larger to a smaller space, or merging two (or more) people's possessions into a single abode. If you and your mate are about to swap your large, single-family house for a condo, or move your parents out of the family home of 40 years into an assisted-living center, where do you start? How do you decide what to take, what to leave behind, and what to do with your discards? What can you do to keep the move from seeming tinged with loss? Scaling Down not only offers terrific nuts-and-bolts strategies for paring down one's belongings to only the best and most meaningful items, but it also addresses the emotional aspects of streamlining--the complicated relationship we have with our "stuff." Countering the pervasive American prejudice that having less is a step down, the authors advance their concept of "living large wherever you are!"

Downsizing the Blended Home

Downsizing the Blended Home
Author: Marni Jameson
Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Downsizing the Home
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1454934735
Language: en
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When merging households, one plus one needs to equal . . . one. With the same warm tone that made Downsizing the Family Home such a success, Marni Jameson goes through the turf wars and transitions new couples encounter, helping them figure out what to keep, discard, and create together. She interviews psychologists, designers, and those who have made it through the process, passing along tips, tricks, and marriage-bolstering advice. Some tips from Marni Jameson on blending homes If you want to transform a space from me to we, the fastest, cheapest way is with paint. Look around you for the five or so nonnegotiable items that ground you, items that tether you so you're not adrift. Give those a place in your remodeled space and build on them. The old marital bed is a charged item. A new bed is ideal, and new bedding is a must. Injecting a contemporary rug or piece of art, or a modern lamp or sculpture is a safe way to start moving toward modern in a room full of traditional furnishings. A blend in the master bedroom is especially important. If her bedroom is pink and purple, and his is burgundy and tan, a new gender-neutral color scheme is in order. Buying furniture together is a great way to invest in your look and your future. Start with something big in your combined style.

Sell Keep Or Toss

Sell  Keep  Or Toss
Author: Harry L. Rinker
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780375722400
Language: en
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Describes how to recognize valuables, preserve mementos, and find a reputable appraiser in order to help determine what to sell, keep, or throw away when moving into a smaller house or settling an estate.

Living Big in a Tiny House

Living Big in a Tiny House
Author: BRYCE. LANGSTON
Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0947503900
Language: en
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Many of us dream of having a life free from rent, mortgages and utility bills and for some this dream is being achieved by living in a tiny house. Small, compact buildings offer an appealing way to live more sustainably, providing smart, energy-efficient housing at low cost; a route to escaping the financial shackles of long-term debt. Living Big in a Tiny House celebrates the diversity of tiny houses, and explores many of the innovative living solutions that tiny house-builders have developed in response to the challenges of smaller spaces. The author, Bryce Langston, has a significant international following through his YouTube channel, and devotes himself full-time to meeting tiny-house owners and discovering their stories. This book provides a fascinating look into the rapidly growing tiny-house movement, details the author¿s own tiny-house journey and showcases 40 innovative small-space dwellings from across the US, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. It is a must-have for anyone interested in living well with less, as well as an invaluable source of ideas for builders, designers, and aspiring tiny-house owners.

Upscale Downsizing

Upscale Downsizing
Author: Leslie Linsley
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Sterling
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1454921978
Language: en
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Less CAN be more! Today, people are downsizing their space . . . while remaining upscale in taste. Using examples ranging from 600-square-foot apartments to a small cottage-style house, as well as inspirational real-life stories from downsizers, home-style guru Leslie Linsley shows readers how to achieve maximum aesthetic results. She offers solutions to every problem--storage tricks, entertaining in small spaces, flexible layouts, and more--all lavishly illustrated with over 200 full-color photographs.

Downsizing the Silver Tsunami

Downsizing the Silver Tsunami
Author: Sharon Mcrill
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1949950433
Language: en
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Rightsize Your Home

Rightsize Your Home
Author: Belinda Woolrych
Release: 2014-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 204
ISBN: 0992435706
Language: en
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Are you an Empty Nester looking to Downsize from the family home? Are you finding your home no longer serves the purpose you bought it for? Do you need to declutter and don't know how to begin? Like many thousands of mature Australians, you are not alone. Transitioning from your family home can feel incredibly overwhelming and stir up mixed em.

Downsizing Your Home with Style

Downsizing Your Home with Style
Author: Lauri Ward
Release: 2010-10-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9780062045072
Language: en
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When you're moving a lifetime's accumulation of belongings from a larger home into a jewel box, the task can seem overwhelming—and so can your emotions. How do you decide what to pack and what to part with? How can you use the things you have so that they function well and look right? Downsizing Your Home with Style answers these questions and more. Learn how to: Create more storage Make your stuff look smaller and your space look bigger Update and modernize your favorite old pieces Multipurpose your rooms and furniture Find a new home for the stuff you no longer need From the initial evaluation of your new home to one year after you have settled in, interior designer Lauri Ward takes you through every step with detailed tips, lists of good buys, tricks of the trade, photographs, and anecdotal examples, so that achieving spectacular results is simple and affordable, whatever your style or budget.