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Downsizing: Losses, Emotions, And All the “Stuff”

Posted by on Sep 8, 2010 in Living Arrangements | 0 comments

Moving house is among life’s most stressful events. Whether leaving your home of many years, helping manage a downsizing move for an older person, or clearing out your parents’ home – you can expect to ride an emotional rollercoaster.  You’ll be facing some sense of loss – bereavement, or loss of health and independence. At the same time, you’ll have to deal with household items accumulated over a lifetime. Many possessions hold emotional charges, and memories of acquiring, collecting and caring for special things from the past. The harsh reality is they won’t...

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