Fortunately, help is now available. Going Forward: Downsizing, Moving and Settling In is a must-read downsizing survival guide from Canadian Professional Organizer Moreen Torpy. It offers a wealth of practical advice to help with each step of the downsizing process from the initial decision to downsize to actually completing the process, as well as handy worksheets and colorful anecdotes.
“Going Forward: Downsizing, Moving and Settling In is an excellent resource. Highly recommended for those thinking of downsizing themselves or faced with helping an older friend or relative move,” says fellow Professional Organizer Morva Bowman of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“Emotionally charged decisions are treated with sensitivity, empathy and gentleness, while showing how to embrace a new stage in life,” adds Life Coach Brenda Wiltshire of North Bay, Ontario.
But Going Forward: Downsizing, Moving and Settling In goes beyond downsizing, notes Life Coach Marlo Nikkila of Hawaii. Torpy exposes the trappings of consumerism to reveal the true quality of life we can achieve when freed of material clutter.
“Moreen Torpy touches on something very powerful here,” says Nikkila. “It’s not really about downsizing at all, but more about right sizing.”
Torpy, better known in North Bay, Ontario, as the De-Clutter Coach, says the inspiration for Going Forward: Downsizing, Moving and Settling In came from clients in need of resources to deal with downsizing. She started the book in 2010, drawing from research, as well as personal and professional experiences.
The 113-page, easy-to-follow guide is conveniently available in both paper and digital formats. It can be purchased from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, BalboaPress.com and BarnesAndNoble.com. List prices: $11.99 American and $12.61Canadian for paper copies. Also available in a variety of formats for e-readers.
Torpy’s previous books include: Let’s Get Organized: 172 tiplets to simplify life and Christmas Workbook: how to plan and create a more meaningful Christmas.
Learn more about Moreen Torpy and the book at http://www.goforwarddownsize.com.