Lock the Door! Your Boomer Parents Have Decided to Downsize

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Giant generation has gobs of ‘heirlooms’ but no one wants them; the porcelain birds

Mark and Cathy Schroeckenstein with their dog, Billie Jean, and their heirloom lamp. Mark and Cathy Schroeckenstein with their dog, Billie Jean, and their heirloom lamp. PHOTO: CATHY SCHROECKENSTEIN

By: JENNIFER LEVITZ

Peculiar items are popping up at the home of Cathy and Mark Schroeckenstein, a young couple in Minneapolis.

A cement bunny appeared on the doorstep. A rusted baker’s rack materialized on the patio. A lamp that is “like so gaudy….kind of gold” and “really old school” was plopped in the kitchen, says Ms. Schroeckenstein.

The culprits, it turned out, were her in-laws.

Cathy Schroeckenstein’s lamp Cathy Schroeckenstein’s lamp

David and Christine Schroeckenstein, both in their 60s, plan to relocate to a sleek Scottsdale, Ariz., condo from Minnesota after David, an allergist, retires next…

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Helping the Elderly Downsize — the National Association of Senior Move Managers® blog

REAL ESTATE Helping the Elderly Downsize By KAYA LATERMAN, JULY 22, 2016 In her long career as a psychiatrist, Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross has been described by friends and colleagues as practical and calm. But two other traits, humor and patience, went right out the window when she decided to downsize. “You ask yourself what you […]

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