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Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash ...A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move.

Vickie Dellaquila draws on her experience as a professional organizer and senior move manager to share her most valuable tips on downsizing and moving. Here is a book that will help you downsize, organize, and move in an organized, efficient, and caring manner. With her background in healthcare and social services, Vickie brings expertise and warmth to helping seniors face the physical and emotional aspects of moving to a new home. Whether you are a senior embarking on this new chapter of your life or are helping family members or friends downsize and move, this book is your roadmap.

Rated by as one of the top 100 books on Aging!


Price $5.95 + S&H

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Moving Workbook

The Moving Workbook is based on the book, Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash-A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move. This 32 page workbook will help keep you organized for you upcoming move. The workbook is filled with practical forms that will help you easily track the details of your upcoming move.  It is large (8 1/2 x 11) with large print, and is meant to be written in.

Included in this workbook:

  • A checklist of rooms to downsize
  • A form for mover information
  • Forms for antique, eBay information
  • A place to keep track of charities
  • A furniture placement floor plan grid
  • Real estate agent and other service provider forms
  • Utilities form
  • Methods for keeping track of address changes, including, Newspapers Magazines Doctors Banks And more!

Let this workbook be your guide to help keep your upcoming move organized in one place!

Order several copies if you help others move!


Price: $18.95 + S&H

Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash and Moving Workbook

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Price: $8.95

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Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash

This book would be an appreciated gift to anyone with the task of downsizing, organizing, and or moving or helping someone else with this process. The book makes a wonderful gift to give to clients for professional organizers, senior move managers, retirement communities, movers, real estate agents and others!

5 - 9 copies qualify for a 20% discount
10 - 19 copies, 30% discount
20 - 49 copies, 40% discount
50 or more copies, 50% discount

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Moving Workbook

The Moving Workbook is an ideal gift for retirement communities, apartment complexes, movers, real estate agents, professional organizers, senior move managers, and others, to give to either new customers or potential customers. Those who help others move will also benefit from having a copy for each of the moves that they are part of.

10- 14 copies qualify for a 10% discount
15 - 19 copies, 15% discount
20 - 39 copies, 20% discount
40 or more copies, 30% discount

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What industry's experts and others are saying about the book!

"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!

Jessica Willliams
Clutter Doctor

"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!

Tod Davis
Helping Hands of the Triad

"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.
This book is a must-have for seniors and for the families of seniors. The advice in this book would have been a great help to my husband and me when our parents were reaching their elder years. And, I'm glad that I have this now for when we are faced with decisions about downsizing."

Julie Molner
Co-Author: Your Life Your Way: The Essential Guide for Women

"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?
Vickie Dellaquila has the answers in her book "Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash". This is a wonderful book to assist you with cleaning out the clutter but hanging onto the memories. For example: Keep a teacup and saucer and sell the rest of the china set or use one crystal goblet for a pencil holder.
"Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash" is written in an easy to read format with check lists, references, and resources. If not for yourself, buy this book for someone who is moving or downsizing. It will make an excellent gift."

M. Dorothy Bley
DotSon Publishing

"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
Professional Organizer

"I loved your book- especially the first section and the case studies!"

LouAnne Audette
Senior Move Manager
Moving Forward, LLC

Dear Vickie,
"I really enjoyed your book and must say that its purchase was timely. I just finished re-locating my mom last week (second time...this time from assisted living to a residential care home as she now needs monitoring 24 hours a day). She is 88 and suffers from dementia though she remains happy as a clam for which I am grateful. Your book has a nice tone, respectful, light and informative. I've now referred your book to the daughter of a friend with Parkinson's, a friend who just relocated her mom but needs to empty out a house out of state!!!, and to our son's educational advocate who has to deal with a father-in-law."

Warm regards,

Alys Milner
Organized at Heart

"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."

Sarah Lenihan

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!

Miriam A

"We REALLY appreciated all the wisdom in your book!!"

Suzi D
Colchester, VT