Downsizing the Family Home

What to Save, What to Let Go
Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Fred Stella
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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It's a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides listeners 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 helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly - and, in the best of situations, even memorably. Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts - antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologists - to offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss, or sell.

©2015 Marni Jameson (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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Great info to listen to before our move across Pacific

My husband and I are selling what we thought was our forever home and moving from Hawaii back to California after 40+ years. Two sons live on Oahu, and two in California; none are on the Big Island where we’ve lived the last 29 years. Moving costs are approximately $2/lb. to CA. With fresh determination, we’re now planning on selling most of our furniture, and downsizing all our possessions, using “Will We use it? Do we need it? Do we love it?”, adding a 4th “Is it worth it? “, in reference to shopping costs. While asking if an item “sparks joy” is good, these questions take the sorting to a deeper more practical level for us. Thank you for so much practical advise!

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The most helpful book when down sizing your home!

Emotional, at times I had to pause to think about my own parents lives and the stuff that they collected. it's not just stuff to me it's who they were and their legacy!

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Fantastic resource for families

What a wonderful resource for families navigating the daunting process of downsizing with their parents.

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This book is deceiving, doesn't assist you in what to save or let go, just tells you how to think about it and how to tell your house and what to do.

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