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Downsizing a Senior? Making Peace with it

January 21, 2015

It’s not easy to give up a home you’ve lived in for years, maybe decades, even when you know it’s the best thing for you to do. Let’s just say it: Change is scary. And moving somewhere different, maybe to a different neighbourhood, or even a different town altogether, is a HUGE change.

Downsizing especially downsizing a senior adds a whole new layer to all that. Having to choose which of your possessions you can take with you, and what you’re going to do with everything else, is tough.

Just know that you’re not alone in all this. I’ve dealt with many individuals who have left their homes to move to a retirement home. I also have personal experience coping with family and parent illness and understand all this encompasses. I know the emotional difficulties of the transitional steps one may take in caring for their aging loved ones. I’ll be happy to help you and your family to cope with downsizing and entering the next stage of life. But if you’re not ready for that (and I understand if you’re not – it is a big deal, after all) you might take comfort in reading an e-book written by one of my American colleagues. It’s called Making Peace with Downsizing and you can download it’s free of charge.

If you are a senior or are downsizing a senior, we can help. Just call the number below or go to my website. We’ll help you evaluate your situation and prepare you for the next phase in your life.

Pamela Culp Blanchard has been a Canadian Staging Professional since 2006. Her staging expertise has helped her clients sell their homes at top dollar time and time again. In 2009 she started Be Clutter Free, a Professional Organizing Company which helps individuals organize, de-clutter and maintain a home that will be their sanctuary. The Senior Downsizing division of Be Clutter Free was launched in March of 2012, to allow Pamela to apply the expertise she gained during her 30 years of experience in direct health care for seniors to helping seniors relocate. Pamela’s goal is to help her clients and their families with the process, making it as stress-free as possible. Pamela is a member of Canadian Staging Professionals and Professional Organizers in Canada in good standing. Service Areas : Ancaster, Beamsville, Binbrook, Burlington, Caledonia, Cayuga, Dundas, Dunnville, Fenwick, Fonthill, Fort Erie, Grimsby, Haldimand, Hamilton, Jordon Station, Milton, Mississauga, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oakville, Pelham, Port Colborne, Port Davidson, Ridgeway, Smithville, St. Catharines, Stoney Creek, Thorold, Vineland, Wainfleet, Welland, West Lincoln

www.beclutterfree.ca

www.seniordownsizing.ca

Pamela Culp Blanchard

Telephone: 905-971-9568

Toll Free: 1-877-971-9568

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