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A Letter To My Children

A Letter To My Children

Many of us have seen it happen.  Amiable family members, who have always gotten along in the past, allow their relationship to dissolve into bitter disputes over seemingly trivial “stuff”.  It may be with the passing of a loved one or simply when parents or grandparents get older and need to downsize. Having discussions with […]

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Moving On…

Moving On…

On youngest daughter graduated from college this year.  I am thankful; she was offered a teaching job at the end of her senior internship.   When she went off to college, I knew from the very beginning she would not be back to our area.  Her visits home were not as frequent as were her older […]

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Condiments Got You In A Pickle?

Condiments Got You In A Pickle?

I’m a boomer… I’m a streamlined person… I’m an empty nester… I’m a grandmother to a 2 year old grandson… I’m an owner of a move management and a moving company and I do organizing for clients… And last week I found out that I have the same problem as my senior clients. I have […]

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When Downsizing Becomes Rightsizing Your Life

When Downsizing Becomes Rightsizing Your Life

This is a guest post, written by Kim Linder of the Caregiver Resource Network about her recent experience with “downsizing,” where she was assisted by Redefined Living.  Thank you Kim for allowing us to share!   Dear friends, My apologizes for not publishing an August newsletter, but I was extremely busy rightsizing into my new home during […]

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Life is about Plan B

Life is about Plan B

At the Redefined Living and Redefined Moving office, we are all about Plan B.  We can be with a client on moving day, preparing for an upcoming job on a sort, organizing, cleaning, or simply planning and preparing in our office; there always seems to be a need to a back-up plan.  That is just life – things don’t always […]

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The Story of Mark: Sands of Time

The Story of Mark: Sands of Time

“The Story of Mark” was a series that chronicles how hoarding affects  both the hoarder and those around them; several months later, we are checking in his progress.  Mark is an academic who enjoys writing as an outlet;  these thoughts are 100% his own and do not represent the thoughts or opinions of Redefined Living […]

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Moving Checklist: 12 Weeks Out

Moving Checklist: 12 Weeks Out

Everyone has been there.  You know that your move is coming up and you just don’t know where to start.  Not everyone has the luxury of knowing about a move 3 or more months out.  If you do, however, these tips and reminders are an easy way to help keep the process less stressful.  A […]

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Downsizing in Mid Life-The Memories Can Stay

Downsizing in Mid Life-The Memories Can Stay

Stuff… A seemingly innocent word; yet, a word I use with respect.  I mean, after all, we all have stuff.  As a move manager I have never found a better word to describe all the items I find in our client’s homes.  I do a lot of public speaking and in my programs, I always […]

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Inheritance: Taking the Proactive Approach

Inheritance: Taking the Proactive Approach

Last week in our post about adult children and their aging parents, we asked the question “Who’s the ‘Boss?’”  When it comes to making decisions for or with aging parents, much can be said for being proactive versus reactive. One of the most popular seminars that our owner Beth presents for the local community is […]

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Who’s The “Boss”?

Who’s The “Boss”?

For several years , we had tried to convince my father-in-law Albert and my step mother-in-law Daisy to move closer to us into a retirement living community.  We knew Daisy would thrive, she was a gregarious 84 year old, full of positive energy; it was a blessing to have her in our family. Daisy was […]

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