11 episodes

Are you an Empty Nester looking to Downsize from the family home?

Are you finding your home no longer serves the purpose you bought it for?

Do you need to declutter and don’t know how to begin?

If so, this podcast is for you.

Like many thousands of mature Australians, you are not alone. Transitioning from your family home can feel incredibly overwhelming and stir up mixed emotions from the past.

Belinda Woolrych | Downsizing Expert - Downsizing Adviser, Keynote Speaker, and Author of Rightsize Your Home - The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize, shares her “Rightsize Your Home” framework to help and support you move through the process effectively and efficiently with a practical, step by step roadmap on how to overcome the fears and challenges of Rightsizing and plan to make the journey a fun, stress-free and profitable process.

Belinda leaves no stone unturned. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda and senior industry experts sharing insights and knowledge on how you can live your best life in retirement including the positives to downsizing from How to Get in Control of Your Downsize through to decluttering tips.

Belinda’s experience and qualifications in this niche property market, position her as a leading authority in the field. In this podcast, she provides a highly researched account of the Downsizing process and illustrates her point by sharing many case studies. Belinda is also a keynote speaker of National Downsizing Masterclasses.

Belinda has spent over a decade transforming homes and lives, focusing on changes that add value to residential property. In this time, she has completed hundreds of makeovers and added millions of dollars of value to properties for homeowners.

If you’ve been wanting to Rightsize but have been putting off or avoiding the big move altogether, this podcast is the life-changing influence you’ve been waiting for!

https://www.belindawoolrych.com/

Rightsize Your Home Podcast Belinda Woolrych | Downsizing Expert

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Are you an Empty Nester looking to Downsize from the family home?

Are you finding your home no longer serves the purpose you bought it for?

Do you need to declutter and don’t know how to begin?

If so, this podcast is for you.

Like many thousands of mature Australians, you are not alone. Transitioning from your family home can feel incredibly overwhelming and stir up mixed emotions from the past.

Belinda Woolrych | Downsizing Expert - Downsizing Adviser, Keynote Speaker, and Author of Rightsize Your Home - The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize, shares her “Rightsize Your Home” framework to help and support you move through the process effectively and efficiently with a practical, step by step roadmap on how to overcome the fears and challenges of Rightsizing and plan to make the journey a fun, stress-free and profitable process.

Belinda leaves no stone unturned. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda and senior industry experts sharing insights and knowledge on how you can live your best life in retirement including the positives to downsizing from How to Get in Control of Your Downsize through to decluttering tips.

Belinda’s experience and qualifications in this niche property market, position her as a leading authority in the field. In this podcast, she provides a highly researched account of the Downsizing process and illustrates her point by sharing many case studies. Belinda is also a keynote speaker of National Downsizing Masterclasses.

Belinda has spent over a decade transforming homes and lives, focusing on changes that add value to residential property. In this time, she has completed hundreds of makeovers and added millions of dollars of value to properties for homeowners.

If you’ve been wanting to Rightsize but have been putting off or avoiding the big move altogether, this podcast is the life-changing influence you’ve been waiting for!

https://www.belindawoolrych.com/

    Declutter Challenge 2: Set Aside Time and Ask for Support

    Declutter Challenge 2: Set Aside Time and Ask for Support

    Top Tip in Declutter Challenge 2 

    "Make a plan that is personal to you. There's never a one-size-fits-all cookie cutter to this approach and it's based on many factors including how big your home is, what is your motivation, your health, people around you, all those sort of things. Also, the number of things that you have to redistribute so it all takes time time. Some properties can get done faster than others. What I need you to do is set an end date. You may plan to be packed up and done by your 65th birthday. So set an end date, what works for you and your loved ones too. But really, most importantly... for you."

    With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing and Decluttering covered by Belinda in this podcast, “Declutter Challenge 2 : Set Aside Time and Ask for Support” including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home!

    Watch the Declutter Challenge 2 Workshop

    

    What you will learn in Declutter Challenge 2 



    Homework Recap & Moving Forward



    Read the book

    Sketch your desired plan

    List your identified key items to keep





    Your Timeframe





    If you do not have a particular timeframe, I would like to suggest you give yourself a maximum of 3 months, so this task does not drag on and on and you feel a sense of achievement as you move through the process. In saying that, do not put too much pressure on yourself, you have a lot of unwinding to do!





    Breaking Down the Tasks





    Decluttering is like a muscle, the more you do the easier it gets  - just like when you do a jigsaw puzzle, so list your tasks and then we will go about sorting the order in which they should be done.





    Your Support Team & Sticking to the Plan





    It is time to connect. There are multiple members of a support team. Make plans to select yours.





    Top Tips from this Workshop/Podcast and further Questions





    Create your plan so you can move forward with direction and a clear path ahead

    Your timeframe will give you a reason to commit to a schedule.

    Decluttering is like a muscle, the more you do the easier it gets

    If you draw on people to help, you will less likely feel stuck.

    Declutter challenge homework: 1. Set an end date, 2. sketch your desired calendar and 3. list your identified key support team







    Watch or Listen to Declutter Challenge 1: Make the Decision here

    About Belinda

    Belinda Woolrych, author of Rightsize Your Home – The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize – contributes every fortnight Friday at 10am to the community by her Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop. If you are a community-based seniors group and would like to book Belinda, you can enquire here.

    For upcoming Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop and Events, click here.

    Disclaimer

    Belinda Woolrych makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the preceding information and does not accept any responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in, or omissions from, the information contained herein (whether negligent or otherwise) and shall not be liable for any loss or damage howsoever arising as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any information contained herein. No listener/workshop attendee shall rely solely on the information contained in this document as it does not purport to be comprehensive or to render specific advice.

    This disclaimer does not purport to exclude any warranties implied by law which may not be lawfully excluded. This workshop (which includes any workbook) is only for the use of the intended recipie...

    • 20 min
    Declutter Challenge 1: Make the Decision

    Declutter Challenge 1: Make the Decision

    "Mind over matter: The first step in making the decision. Why mind over matter? In my view, it starts with the mind. You have to get your mind-set right then the logistics will happen. Putting your mind over matter is critical in the success of Decluttering. It's the process of getting through and having the motivation to work through it."

    With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda in this podcast, “Make the Decision (Declutter Challenge 1 of 4)” including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home!

    Watch the Declutter Challenge : Make the Decision Workshop

    

    You will learn:



    Make the Decision: Mind Over Matter

    Fitting into the New Space

    Don’t Throw My Memories Away

    The Real Meaning of Value

    Top Tips in Making the Decision and further Questions



    About Belinda:

    Belinda Woolrych, author of Rightsize Your Home – The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize – contributes every fortnight Friday at 10am to the community by her Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop. If you are a community-based seniors group and would like to book Belinda, you can enquire here.

    For upcoming Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop and Events, click here.

    Disclaimer:

    Belinda Woolrych makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the preceding information and does not accept any responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in, or omissions from, the information contained herein (whether negligent or otherwise) and shall not be liable for any loss or damage howsoever arising as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any information contained herein. No listener/workshop attendee shall rely solely on the information contained in this document as it does not purport to be comprehensive or to render specific advice.

    This disclaimer does not purport to exclude any warranties implied by law which may not be lawfully excluded. This workshop (which includes any workbook) is only for the use of the intended recipient/s and is confidential and/or privileged. Belinda Woolrych shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, viruses, loss and/or damage arising from using, opening or transmitting this workshop.

    • 20 min
    How Furniture Hire Can Get You The Sale

    How Furniture Hire Can Get You The Sale

    "A lot of time you can visualise how the rooms in a home can be used, but sometimes the rooms are difficult to furnish or could be an odd shape. The aim of the stylist is to lay out the furniture really effectively to encourage buyers to see how the space can be best used, therefore create competition and also add value."

    With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda and her special guest, Sarah Toland, one of the Senior Property Stylists of Advantage Styling, in this workshop, “How Furniture Hire Can Get You The Sale!” including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home! This online workshop is FREE.

    

    You will learn:



    Is it ok to use the furniture that I already have to present my home for sale?

    Is it better to show your home with nothing in it instead of hiring?

    Why would you hire furniture instead of using your own?

    How much is it to hire furniture and how does it work?

    Top tips for furnishing to sell & Q&A



    About Sarah Toland:

    Sarah is one of the Senior Property Stylists of Advantage Styling. With a start in the corporate sector, Sarah blends her passion for interiors and property styling with exemplary client management skills. After graduating with an Interior Design diploma from Sydney Design School, Sarah went on to gain experience with interior design companies and also established her own property styling business.

    Sarah was Head of Styling in a Sydney styling agency before joining Advantage as a Senior Property Stylist. Having styled hundreds of properties across Sydney, Sarah’s ability to move seamlessly between demographics, budgets and trends is paramount to her success within the industry.

    Sarah specialises in styling properties throughout the North Shore, Hills District and Inner City.

    About Belinda:

    Belinda Woolrych, author of Rightsize Your Home – The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize – contributes every Friday at 10am to the community by her Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop. If you are a community-based seniors group and would like to book Belinda, you can enquire here.

    For upcoming Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop and Events, click here.

    Disclaimer:

    Belinda Woolrych makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the preceding information and does not accept any responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in, or omissions from, the information contained herein (whether negligent or otherwise) and shall not be liable for any loss or damage howsoever arising as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any information contained herein. No listener/workshop attendee shall rely solely on the information contained in this document as it does not purport to be comprehensive or to render specific advice.

    This disclaimer does not purport to exclude any warranties implied by law which may not be lawfully excluded. This workshop (which includes any workbook) is only for the use of the intended recipient/s and is confidential and/or privileged. Belinda Woolrych shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, viruses, loss and/or damage arising from using, opening or transmitting this workshop.

    • 28 min
    How can I afford to Rightsize?

    How can I afford to Rightsize?

    With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda and her special guest, Jenny Simmonds, Director / Financial Adviser of Retire by Design, in this podcast, “How Can I Afford to Rightsize?” including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home! 

    You will learn:



    Why would you think about Rightsizing now?

    How do I know if I can afford to Rightsize?

    How much does it cost to Rightsize?

    What does a great Financial Planner do? Wouldn’t that my accountant do that?

    Top tips for doing your Rightsize Home and Financial Freedom & Q&A



    About Jenny Simmonds:

    As an experienced and Certified Financial Planner, she is committed to providing her clients with quality straight forward advice and the highest levels of customer service.

    She is passionate about helping clients set and achieve their unique retirement lifestyle and financial goals and partnering with them throughout their various retirement planning stages.

    She has been in the industry for over 20 years initially building her experience working for various leading fund managers and product providers in diverse and challenging roles including Compliance Manager, Product Project Manager and Technical Manager prior to finding her niche in 2005 providing financial advice to clients on Sydney’s lovely Northern Beaches.

    About Belinda:

    Belinda Woolrych, author of Rightsize Your Home – The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize – contributes every Friday at 10am to the community by her Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop. If you are a community-based seniors group and would like to book Belinda, you can enquire here.

    For upcoming Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop and Events, click here.

    Disclaimer:

    Belinda Woolrych makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the preceding information and does not accept any responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in, or omissions from, the information contained herein (whether negligent or otherwise) and shall not be liable for any loss or damage howsoever arising as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any information contained herein. No listener/workshop attendee shall rely solely on the information contained in this document as it does not purport to be comprehensive or to render specific advice.

    This disclaimer does not purport to exclude any warranties implied by law which may not be lawfully excluded. This workshop (which includes any workbook) is only for the use of the intended recipient/s and is confidential and/or privileged. Belinda Woolrych shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, viruses, loss and/or damage arising from using, opening or transmitting this workshop.

    • 32 min
    I Want to Rightsize, But How and When Do I Find My New Home?

    I Want to Rightsize, But How and When Do I Find My New Home?

    With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda and her special guest, Rich Harvey, Founder and CEO of Propertybuyer, in this podcast, “I Want to Rightsize, But How and When Do I Find My New Home?” including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home!

    You will learn:



    Why would I think about Rightsizing Now?

    I’ve been keeping an eye out on real estate and there is nowhere to go

    Everything seems so expensive

    What does a great Buyers Agent do, I’ve never worked with one before

    How and when will the property market recover from the COVID-19 crisis?

    Top tips for finding the Rightsize Home of your dreams

    Q&A



    About Rich Harvey:

    Rich is the CEO and Founder of Propertybuyer. A licensed real estate buyers’ agent, property investor and professional economist with over 20 years experience in the property industry, Rich and his team help buyers find, appraise and negotiate the ideal property for their needs. Propertybuyer has assisted over 3000 buyers and won 34 awards for excellence. Rich has served as the President of REBAA (Real Estate Buyers’ Agent Association) for four years and to improve the professionalism and standards within the buyers’ agents industry.

    About Belinda:

    Belinda Woolrych, author of Rightsize Your Home – The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize – contributes every Friday at 10am to the community by her Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop. If you are a community-based seniors group and would like to book Belinda, you can enquire here.

    For upcoming Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop and Events, click here.

    Disclaimer:

    Belinda Woolrych makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the preceding information and does not accept any responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in, or omissions from, the information contained herein (whether negligent or otherwise) and shall not be liable for any loss or damage howsoever arising as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any information contained herein. No listener/workshop attendee shall rely solely on the information contained in this document as it does not purport to be comprehensive or to render specific advice.

    This disclaimer does not purport to exclude any warranties implied by law which may not be lawfully excluded. This workshop (which includes any workbook) is only for the use of the intended recipient/s and is confidential and/or privileged. Belinda Woolrych shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, viruses, loss and/or damage arising from using, opening or transmitting this workshop.

    • 31 min
    How can I Sell My Home with No ‘Open for Inspections’?

    How can I Sell My Home with No ‘Open for Inspections’?

    With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Chad, the Managing Director of FortemMedia and Belinda in this podcast, “How can I Sell My Home with No ‘Open for Inspections’?” including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home! 

    You will learn:



    Why do some not like open homes?

    Why do we do open homes?

    How do we do open homes in the virtual world?

    What results can we achieve with virtual opens?

    Top tips for successful virtual opens

    Q&A



    About Chad:

    Chad is the Managing Director of FortemMedia. FortemMedia is a digital agency that builds compelling digital campaigns through micro content created and valuable data insights gained. Our focus in on producing real results for our clients through the creation of video & photo content that evokes emotion.

    About Belinda:

    Belinda Woolrych, author of Rightsize Your Home – The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize – contributes every Friday at 10am to the community by her Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop. If you are a community-based seniors group and would like to book Belinda, you can enquire here.

    For upcoming Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop and Events, click here.

    Disclaimer:

    Belinda Woolrych makes no representation and gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the preceding information and does not accept any responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in, or omissions from, the information contained herein (whether negligent or otherwise) and shall not be liable for any loss or damage howsoever arising as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any information contained herein. No listener/workshop attendee shall rely solely on the information contained in this document as it does not purport to be comprehensive or to render specific advice.

    This disclaimer does not purport to exclude any warranties implied by law which may not be lawfully excluded. This workshop (which includes any workbook) is only for the use of the intended recipient/s and is confidential and/or privileged. Belinda Woolrych shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, viruses, loss and/or damage arising from using, opening or transmitting this workshop.

    • 23 min

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