Moving On A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home

ISBN-10: 1584793236

ISBN-13: 9781584793236

Edition: 2004

Authors: Linda Hetzer, Janet Hulstrand

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Publication date: 4/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

LINDA HETZER is an editorial consultant and freelance writer whose work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Cuisine, Food & Wine, and House Beautiful. She is the author of several books, including The Simple Art of Napkin Folding and Rainy Days and Saturdays. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor, writing coach, and educator based in Silver Spring, Maryland. She created, developed, and has taught a series of "Literary Adventures" in Paris, Florence, Hawaii, and Cuba for Queens College, CUNY, as well as at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. She blogs about reading, writing and travel at Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road, and her essays and articles have been published in the Christian Science Monitor,, Bonjour Paris, France Revisited, and many other publications. Her business, Winged Words Editorial Services, serves clients in a wide range of professions and industries. She is working on her next book, "A Long Way from Iowa: Living the Dream Deferred," a literary memoir that was inspired when she found a few pages from her grandmother's journal while going through the contents of her parents' home.

Introductionp. 8
First Things Firstp. 13
Planning Ahead, and Remembering Who's in Chargep. 14
Preparing for the Dayp. 18
Agreeing on a Family Planp. 20
Dividing Up the Belongings: A Few Right Waysp. 21
Ready, Set ... Go!p. 32
Sorting It Outp. 35
Getting Startedp. 37
Considering Storagep. 40
Making It Workp. 42
Saving Precious Memoriesp. 51
Preserving Family Heirloomsp. 52
Finding Archival Materialsp. 61
Preserving the Memories Themselvesp. 62
Selling the Goodsp. 65
Yard Salesp. 66
Estate Salesp. 69
Auctionsp. 74
On-Line Auctionsp. 79
Secondhand Retailersp. 81
Selling Directp. 83
Getting Rid of the Restp. 87
Giving It Away to Friends or Familyp. 88
Donating and Recyclingp. 89
Throwing Out the Trashp. 96
Lessons Learnedp. 101
Take Your Timep. 102
Communicate!p. 102
Enjoy the Processp. 104
Let Gop. 106
Throw As You Gop. 106
Think Aheadp. 111
One Final Wordp. 115
Additional Resourcesp. 118
Helpful Books and Websitesp. 118
Organizations (Professional, Trade, Consumer, and Support Groups)p. 121
Suppliers of Archival Materialsp. 124
Donation and Recycling Directoryp. 125
A Checklist of Questions to Askp. 131
Indexp. 138
Acknowledgmentsp. 142
About the Authorsp. 144
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