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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

You Can't Downsize Memories

When my parents-in-law were downsizing to a retirement community several years ago, people kept asking if it was hard giving up the home they had lived in for 40 years. 

My father-in-law had a great response: even if they had to get rid of some "things," the memories will remain. Isn't that a great outlook? We can treasure all the memories created in our homes - moving doesn't take those away.

If downsizing requires parting with beloved possessions, take pictures or give them to special people so you can visit them occasionally. But your memories surrounding those possessions will be with you forever!

More on downsizing:
10 Signs That Your Parent Shouldn't Be Living Alone
Downsizing - Factors to Consider when Choosing a New Residence
Three Steps to Downsizing to a Smaller Residence