The Mother’s Day Clutter-Free Kick-Off

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A non-cluttering gift for Mother’s Day

Edna has decided to use Mother’s Day this year to set some boundaries for keeping stuff. She knows that her children and grandchildren will either call or visit at this time. She plans to bring up her resolution to become the curator of the stuff in her home. She plans to establish two points with her family:

  1.  She has enough trinkets already and would prefer in the future to have gifts that she can use up such as services, or just the calls and visits.
  2.  In fact, she would even like to reverse-engineer Mother’s Day and have them leave with some of their stuff or at least make arrangements to have it picked up. If  they no longer want the items, then she will ask them if she may donate them or throw them out.

She laughs as she imagines the phone calls back and forth among her kids as they ask “What’s gotten into Mom?”.

Resources for a clutter-free Mother’s Day:

Mothers Day Gifts; Don’t add clutter to the house …

Clutter-free Mother’s Day gifts

Harriet Vaughan

About Harriet Vaughan

I am a Senior Move Manager, working with Senior Citizens and their families when it is time to downsize or just make the home safer and more comfortable for aging in place. I help these people make decisions about what to keep, throw out, donate, or sell. I also offer workshops on "Getting Things Done When You Are Over 60". I write about how to overcome memory lapses and how to use your physical energy well. I have a degree in Home Economics from the University of Maine. I live in Coopers Mills, about 14 miles east of Augusta. I have been married for almost 50 years to my husband, Chuck Vaughan. Our business is called Legacy Years Transition Services.