Downsizing Dilemmas in the Crozet Gazette

Are you preparing to downsize or declutter, in the midst of this, or helping loved ones with this process? Our Mindy Godding spoke at the Lodge at Old Trail’s annual downsizing workshop with tips and advice on downsizing, moving, and selling your home. This downsizing workshop was featured in the following brief, Business Briefs: March […]

Downsizing with an Abundance Mindset

Mindy Godding of Abundance Organizing joined Karen Coyne on her podcast, Money Without Math. In this episode, Downsizing with an Abundance Mindset, Mindy and Karen discuss many topics related to decluttering and downsizing with an abundance mindset including the generational differences in how we relate to our possessions, the reason why we all have so […]

Generational Clutter – What it is and How to Stop it

Are you weighed down with clutter that has been passed on to you and are hoping to make changes to prevent this situation for future generations? The holidays are often spent with family and can provide opportunities for you to clarify these boundaries and encourage others to do the same. It is during these family […]

How to Prepare for the BIG Move: Plan for an Organized Move

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Originally posted on Commonwealth Senior Living’s blog, here is how we recommend you prepare and plan for an organized move: Moving to a new home will always feel a little stressful, especially when leaving a family home filled with decades worth of memories and possessions. Luckily, the moving process itself doesn’t have to be chaotic or […]

How to Prepare for the Big Move: Downsizing in Phases to Reduce Stress

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Mindy Godding, Certified Professional Organizer and co-founder of Abundance Organizing, shares practical advice on downsizing in phases to reduce stress for those helping their loved ones prepare for the big move. Originally posted on Commonwealth Senior Living’s blog, Mindy is an expert in her field, and has valuable guidance to offer from her extensive knowledge […]

Getting Everyone to the Table: Discussions About Senior Living

Originally posted on Commonwealth Senior Living’s blog,  Mindy gives some pointers on why we often avoid initiating the conversations about a move to community living with our loved ones. She gives some helpful tips for approaching your loved one about your concerns and suggesting the idea of a move. Here’s Mindy’s blog post with insightful […]

Safe at Home: 10 Signs Mom and Dad Need Help

Holiday gatherings in the family home provide moments of connection and memory-making. This time spent in your parent’s environment can also tell you a lot about how they are able to function from day to day. A visit after several months away can give you a snapshot of how well your loved one is able […]

How We Moved Brad From His Big Home to a Senior Community

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Client Profile “Brad” is 80 years old and lives in a large home alone. He lost his wife several years ago to cancer. His adult children live out of state, have children of their own but do visit often. Brad’s health is diminishing and his adult children are growing concerned about him living alone. Brad’s […]

Make Downsizing a Dream

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by Amanda Scudder, MSW Certified Professional Organizer and Senior Move Manager at Abundance Organizing for Age in Action, a quarterly publication distributed by the Virginia Center on Aging Moving is stressful, especially when it involves downsizing from a home you’ve lived in for years. Yet many of us plan to do just that. According to […]