Given the growing aging baby boomer population around the country, senior decluttering is a HOT topic.
More often, heirs are left with the daunting task of clearing a house that contains decades of clutter. Here’s how to avoid leaving the workload – and the stress – to your heirs.
START IN THE ATTIC
When you’re up against your memories, remember that you are simplifying your life NOT erasing your past.
It may be a happy occasion, but a move is still a disruption of your routine. And any disruption of your routine causes stress. Moving disrupts the entire family.
Moves are considered one of the top five biggest stressors in life (alongside job loss, divorce and major illness).
If moving is so stressful, why do we do it? According to Forbes Magazine we move for positive reasons: to start a family or a new job; to live on our own, be closer to work or retire; to have a yard for a dog.
When the tasks associated with the move start to seem unbearable, take a deep breath and remember why you’re moving. This alone will reduce stress.
“Creating and maintaining an organized home is proven to promote a healthier you. The less time spent looking for our keys or homework assignments, the more time we have for ourselves.”
Start by studying how you and your family move about your house. Recognize how you utilize each room, and how often you’re there–this will help prioritize your organizing.
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