Archives for downsizing

5 tips to downsize, de-clutter and de-complicate life

Yesterday, the folks here at Freedom Home Care put the aging loved ones in our lives in a downsizing frame of mind. We highlighted a Wall Street Journal editor who is gung ho for de-cluttering and de-complicating her life. By freeing oneself of an oversized residence, elderly individuals can take back their free time and enjoy retirement all that much more. And while we admitted in our post that moving into a smaller space is easier said that done, we also promised that we would provide a few tips to make the transition a smooth one. To carry out that
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Extreme downsizing – making less become more

Chores like cleaning out the gutters and pruning the hedges are tasks that most homeowners dread. And those are just the seasonal obligations. Anyone who owns a house or lives in a large apartment knows just how much work is required to maintain a clean and organized home. Therefore, one of the benefits of growing old is having the opportunity to do more with less. In a recent article published by the Wall Street Journal, editor Ellen M. Kozak praised the bare-bones lifestyle of Mother Hubbard. She referred to it as extreme downsizing. “This is not mere decluttering,” she explained.
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