Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Too much stuff? Never fear, help is here!!

Too much stuff?

Thinking of moving into a smaller home? Even a tiny home, maybe?

The first step to take is just moving forward...even just a baby step will work.  

Reading this book is an excellent place to start! I wish that I had read it a long time ago!

What book, you maybe asking... 

It is called Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go and it is written by Marni Jameson.

A must for anyone that needs to downsize!
Marni is a columnist that helps her readers with many of these same types of problems. However, when she found herself responsible for emptying her parents' house, she felt like she was in way over her head.

The book is written as she goes through the process of downsizing herself.  She faces all of the same fears that we go through when we see those boxes setting in the garage, attic or wherever.

Besides playing therapist to just help readers get started, she also takes the questions to the experts.

Questions, such as:

  • How much should I ask for this?
  • Estate sale, garage sale, or just Ebay?
  • Should I get this appraised?
So, if  you are planning on downsizing soon or know someone who is, go to your local library and check this book out! 

Let me know what you think. I would love to hear your comments!!


  1. Can you elaborate? I am curious to know more.

  2. To begin the downsizing, use your local Library instead of buying books! Trust a Librarian to give that tip!! But it does make sense to checkout other ideas. My Aunt went a bit crazy and told her kids to take what they wanted and then she donated or threw out the rest.

  3. You are absolutely right, Eileen! This ol' librarian will always suggest getting a book from the library! Downsizing 1 or 2 boxes at a time makes it a little easier to handle. And most people forget that the should definitely keep what brings them joy! Downsizing is just getting rid of the extras to find the treasures!