The Transition Network

Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter

Home Sweet Home

(Posted February 8, 2020)

Twenty-one women attended the winter quarterly program and learned valuable information from Della Johnson, TTN member and realtor, and Laurie Wrobel, Senior Move Manager and owner of Clutter 911.
Della discussed the importance of planning in advance for housing. She also provided resources to help make the process easier. There are many housing options and the decision-making process is a very personal one. If one wants to age in place, there are options for obtaining assistance and making modifications to one’s home. Moving does not necessary result in a lower cost home. Della suggested we consider a realtor with a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation as they have received specialized training in working with clients who are over age 55. Della can be contacted at
Laurie helped us think about all the types of “stuff” we have and how to declutter. She recommended we start early on the decluttering process as it can easily take six months to complete. She had ideas for how to tackle each of the items including clothes, books, china, collectibles, pictures, etc. Her presentation was entertaining and informative. Laurie’s website is
Thanks to Della and Laurie for sharing their time and expertise with us. Thanks to Terri and Jean for organizing the treats.

Material from, 18:13:41 September 19, 2021.
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