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*At least one guest must be 55 years of age or older to participate in our World
Tour Adventure. All guests must be at least 18 years of age. A tour with one of our
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available on a first come, first served basis. A 3 Day/2 Night World Tour is $149.00;
rates subject to sales tax. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. Must book stay by
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Up to $1,500 travel reimbursement will be credited at closing. Must mention fly and
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features and specifications are subject to change without notice. On Top of the World
Communities Inc., Ocala, Florida a 55+ community. #10687-12/18
OTOW-10687 Ideal Living WINTER 2018 Ad.indd 1 11/15/18 4: 30 PM
Healthy Living | Decluttering
I started in my basement—I knew that was the place
that had the most things I could easily throw away,
give away, or recycle. Did I really need my Organic
Chemistry book from graduate school? Or my broken
basketball trophy from eigth grade? The outdated 52-inch
big screen TV shoved into a corner? Nope. Those were
easy decisions, and gave me a feeling of accomplishment.
I gathered my three adult kids’ stu; I had saved from
when they were little, put them into boxes, and handed
them over to them, with the caveat that we’d hold onto
one box each for them if they wanted us to do so. I spent
20 minutes every day decluttering. Long enough to make
progress, but a short enough stint that I didn’t burn out.
It took a while, but it got done. And, I kept reminding
myself that I was saving money by not paying the movers
for things I’d never use anyway.
THE WHERES: WHO WILL TAKE IT
There are lots of options. I was lucky. One of our
sons had a friend who wasn’t going to college but had a
job, bought a house, and needed to furnish it. He came
and hauled away our still-usable furniture and other items
that wouldn’t be a good “fit” in our new house/warm
climate. Friends with college kids who needed to furnish
an off-campus apartment were a gold-mine. We put
usable stu; at the bottom of our driveway on trash day;
people would drive by and pick things up, like a Little
Tikes basketball set (our kids were in their 20s when we
moved). And, our trash company picked up big items on
certain days with prior notification.
As their website states, “1-800-GOT-JUNK? will take
anything non-hazardous that two strong, able-bodied
crew members can lift.” My brother used them for a big
basement declutter. They o;er free estimates, and pricing
is based on volume. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? claims they
recycle and donate your stu; whenever possible. They
do not operate in every zip code.
Did I really need my Organic
Chemistry book from graduate
school? Or my broken basketball
trophy from eigth grade?