Downsizing Blog

Here’s How We Are Standing Against Covid-19

Together we are taking a stand against the Coronavirus. The health and safety of our customers, employees, and the public are a priority of Downsize My Home. We will follow the CDC guidelines as it relates to the workplace and home, including COVID-19 prevention and...

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Keeping Easter Weird But Fun While Sheltering in Place

You may not be able to have in-person celebrations, but there are lots of ways to connect with family and friends that can be fun and meaningful. Jazz up your video chats - set the background with colorful holiday decor. Better yet, have everyone on your video chat...

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Downsizing as Part of Retirement Planning –

Important Financial Facts to Consider Many adults are including downsizing to a smaller home as part of an overall retirement strategy. Fannie Mae recently published a survey that showed 40% of homeowners 55+ plan to move either just before or just after...

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My #1 Secret for a Smoother Downsize Move

Each move we have managed for our clients is as unique as the beautiful people we have had the privilege of serving, yet we have found the secret to a smoother downsize move has one thing in common: planning the ideal Order of Operations! Order of Operations - isn't...

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How to Downsize Art Collections

The number of senior clients we have moved who have sizeable artwork collections has grown significantly over the past few years. Although we are not art experts, here are a few pieces of wisdom we have collected along the way to help with sorting and liquidating fine...

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Downsize Your Inbox

Since January 22nd-28th is National Clean Out Your Inbox Week (I can't make this stuff up), why not start the year with a clean e-mail slate and a few techniques to easily keep it that way. I say that not because I'm an expert, but because I am in desperate need of...

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Timing A Downsize Move – One Woman’s Story

Timing isn't everything, but it often determines the success of everything we do. If I had a dime for every time I heard someone say "I'm thinking about downsizing" or "My parents need to downsize but won't do anything about it", I would be writing this from my...

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Making a Downsize Move With Pets

We recently moved Willie, a rambunctious Bichon Friese, along with his "dad" from their 3200 two-story home to a 2 bedroom apartment at Solea in Cedar Park Texas. Although he has adjusted well to his new community, it took a bit of advanced planning and...

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What Do I Do With THIS Thing? (Vol. 1)

Our passions are reflected in our belongings, and for Larry, this was no exception. An avid ham radio enthusiast, he had amassed a collection of radios, radio parts and other gadgets that were strewn across his desk, stuck in corners of his closet, and piled up in...

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Keeping Halloween Safe When You Live Alone

Greeting trick or treaters at your front door with Halloween treats can be fun, especially if your children are grown and you don't get many visitors. Many adults who live alone, especially Seniors, opt out of participating in this tradition to avoid the "Trick" side...

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Downsizing Lessons Learned From Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a small group of us went to Houston to help out with the relief efforts. We were asked to assist the son of an 80- year old couple whose home had been flooded. As we worked with him to salvage as much as we could, he lamented that...

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