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"Vickie, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your book Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash. I'm currently helping my seventy-five year old mom downsize and move, as well as facing my in-laws future downsizing AND working with a lot more seniors as a professional organizer. The information you provide is really valuable. I shared the link on my facebook page. Thanks so much!
"Hi Vickie, I am reading your book and loving it! What a treasure it is! Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience."
Paula Hannasch, Arizona
The book gives real world situations and what Vickie did to overcome obstacles along the way. While the situations may be similar to your own, the way Vickie handled them may provide insight for the next time you are faced with a difficult situation. Her caring and compassion is evident!
"Vickie's compassionate approach and insight into the moving and downsizing process gives you the necessary tools to ensure a smooth and satisfying move experience."
Barry J. Izsak, President, National Association of Professional Organizers
"I've just been reviewing your book in more detail for our interview tomorrow - and it is just exceptional!!! I have done quite a few interviews on aging issues and also on organizational issues and I don't think I have ever read a finer book that was so RIGHT ON with good, sound advice."
Cathy Bylthe, Host of Problems and Solutions, KFOR Radio, Lincoln, Nebraska
"This will help you understand that it's not just about "stuff", it's also about the memories, emotions, and life stages that "stuff" represents."
Peg Guild, President of the National Association of Senior Move Managers
"I just this minute finished reading your excellent book "Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash" in preparation for helping my 80 year old mother move from her 5BR rambler (with fully stuffed attic) to a new 2BR condo. With the good guidance from your book and a hefty dose of patience on both sides, we'll manage."
Julie, Bethesda, MD
"Vickie Dellaquila does more than offer an organizing and moving guide; she covers ALL the bases, not just the typical "how to's". The book focuses on seniors who are downsizing and moving from homes they've lived in for many years and where they raised their families. Ms. Dellaquila helps seniors understand their feelings--that it is natural for them to feel challenged with letting go because of the emotional ties and treasured memories that are connected to the home. She has helpful suggestions on how they can take the memories with them without taking all the "things" they've accumulated through the years. She also provides a Moving Workbook to keep a record of everything.
"Daddy was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and Mother could no longer care for him alone. It was time for them to move onto the next stage in their life and move in with us. Selling their house and life-long collection of memories was more traumatic for my sister and me than for Mother. What were we to do?
M. Dorothy Bley
"I bought your book, read it in a flash and received LOTS of great advice! I especially like the idea of breaking up a set of china and saving just one place setting if they want. I am now working with the Mom and using some of your tips and ideas. Thank you so much for publishing an informative and well written book JUST when I needed it!"
C. Lee Cawley
"I loved your book- especially the first section and the case studies!"
"I read your book last night and want to thank you. I have Just started my business and have been so concerned about the emotional aspect of downsizing and relocating seniors. Your book was EXACTLY what I needed to read! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences in your book."
Thank you so much!! I've received the book and already read it and will putit to good use the next few days while moving my mother to a seniorfacility, and will use your advice when it's time to sell her house! I'vehighlighted certain parts of the book for my mother to pay special attentionto ... I've also flagged some of the sections for my own use, and mysister's use, regarding eliminating clutter now and staying clutter-free!
"We REALLY appreciated all the wisdom in your book!!"
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