What to Do with Mom and Dad’s Stuff – from Charlotte Today
As baby boomers grow older and start moving to smaller dwellings, children are faced with a dilemma – their parents’ possessions. Furniture, keepsakes and heirlooms that our parents want to pass on are often not wanted by the children. What do you do with all of mom and dad’s stuff and how do you approach the subject? The key to all things in the aging space is to have discussions earlier. Here is something to think about when looking at possessions. People hold on to things for three reasons – sentimental value; utility; aesthetics. Understanding that helps.