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Clearing out and downsizing: Helpful books and website

“The Boomer Burden: Dealing with Your Parents’ Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff”

(Thomas Nelson, $14.99)

By Julie Hall, who specializes in estate liquidation.

“Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help Seniors Downsize, Organize and Move”

(Mountain Publishing, $14)

By Vickie Dellaquila, a professional organizer and senior move manager who runs the Pittsburgh-based Organization Rules.

“Moving On – a Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home: How to Get Rid of the Stuff, Keep the Memories, Maintain the Family Peace and Get on with Your Life”

(Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $15.95)

By Linda Hetzer and Janet Hulstrand

AARP has articles on downsizing, clearing clutter, estate planning and more on its website,

– Susan Martin