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The Boomer Generation and Downsizing

As I look at downsizing, I remember when we started collecting something not just because we liked it, but because it was a “collectible.” Or, because it was an “investment.” I remember buying the good, well built furniture because it would “retain it’s value.”

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Antiques and Collectables

Antiques and Collectibles Can Take Over! Possession Paralysis I love antiques and collectibles, and recently read an article in the New York Times New Old Age Blog that really hit home.  Titled “Possession Paralysis Revisited” by Paula Span, it is a follow up of an article written a couple years ago titled “When Possessions lead to […]

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Hoarding

This is a fascinating video that allows you to see some self-professed hoarders interacting with the possessions in their homes.  The film implies its subjects are coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder.  I do want to stress that the majority of people with overwhelming clutter are not mentally ill.  They have simply become overwhelmed by some trauma that […]

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41 Pounds!

Did you know that the average adult in the United States, receives 41 pounds of junk mail every year?!!  And that’s just the junk mail.  Add catalogs, magazines, newspapers, and multiple versions of yellow page phone books.  Add bills and bank statements. Yikes! Last August I tried a website that promised to help me turn […]

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