I have an experiment for you readers: Tell someone that you would like to help them "declutter" or "downsize" their belongings. The responses will range from outright refusal to a wonderful look of gratitude. After five years of work with a senior move management company, here are some of the most common responses that encountered:
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"Aging in place" has become such a common term and lifestyle strategy that there is now a National Aging in Place Council! The idea of being able to stay in one's home for as long as is feasible is certainly no surprise and is very understandable. So, just how does one do this in the most efficient, well thought out manner?