The transition to a retirement living community can be tough for any senior, especially those who have been living in the same home for decades. It can be an emotionally electric experience, and one of the toughest obstacles families can face is getting rid of a loved one's accumulated possessions.
That's where Sharon Rossmark steps in, according to Reuters.
She started her own liquidation business to help families who are trying to clear a home of belongings that may have been piling up for a half-century or more.
"My parents had been in their house for 50 years - they never got rid of anything," she told the publication. "They were keepers and had a lot of memorabilia from our childhood and so forth."
Her mother passed away and her father moved to an independent living apartment, leaving Rossmark to sort through the possessions largely by herself. Other families may be in a similar situation, in which case they may want to consider having a yard sale before consulting a liquidation business.
Experts predict that there will be a higher number of baby boomers departing their old homes in the coming years as they get ready to move to retirement communities to better enjoy their golden years.