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Creative Retirement hosts 3-part Downsizing series

The Creative Retirement program sponsored by Iowa Valley Continuing Education will host a three-part “Downsizing: Planning Your Next Move” series on Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 2019. The classes will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 am at the IVCE Conference Center, 3702 S. Center St., Marshalltown.

“Anyone who’s considering moving to a smaller home, whether it be a house, condo, independent living or other option, will receive important guidance from these programs,” says Kim Meyer, program facilitator. “Our leaders will be Debra Hippler and Alushia Fitzgerald, the mother-daughter team that owns Staging 2 Sell It in downtown Marshalltown. They have experience with working with realtors and their own clients to help people choose the correct ‘next home’ and sell their current home. Debra and Alushia are involved with all aspects of moving, from decluttering to helping with resources such as movers, auction houses and interior design.”

The Sept. 17 program, “Introduction to Downsizing,” will cover types of homes for seniors and ways to declutter and/or downsize one’s possessions. The Sept. 24 class will cover preparing a home for sale, planning for a move, and all aspects of moving. The Oct. 1 class will cover setting up a new home and utilizing a home’s spaces to best advantage.

This Creative Retirement program is open to the public. Registrations can be completed online at The cost of the series is $25 per person, or $20 for Creative Retirement members.

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