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Downsizing the Silver Tsunami: Who to Call and Where Does the Stuff Go? by Sharon McRill is a practical, realistic, and down-to-earth guide for anyone facing retirement and looking forward to moving. In this book, the author puts together a guide that will help readers when it’s time to move. This guide provides key information on what to know, where to get help, and how to approach the whole experience of moving. She talks about a lot of things, from tips in choosing the right vendor, to how to handle stuff (and she advises against garage sales), how to navigate the complex network of consignment dealers, estate sales, and notably, choosing the right real estate agent.
This is a book from a professional who has been in the business for years and who knows just about everything readers need to move with convenience. She speaks to the hearts of her readers, identifying challenging factors that can hold them back when it’s time to make that decision. She writes: “One of the main reasons many people put off moving, even if you know you need to, is because you are so afraid of having to deal with all the stuff in your home. It can be a huge task and both emotionally and physically stressful, but no one has to do it alone.” Downsizing the Silver Tsunami is written in a simple, conversational language that is easily understandable. The tone is confident and the advice is packed with clear examples. This is one of the first books to read when retirement beckons and when it is time to move. Sharon McRill helps readers assess and understand their needs, set priorities, and determine the best approach to take in dealing with the stress and the logistical challenges of moving.