Getting the right answers to “Is your stuff holding you back?

Today, many seniors find themselves struggling with fears of moving from a house to a small apartment and what to do with a lifetime of possessions. That’s why on Thursday, September 16, over 50 interested Georgetown seniors came together via Zoom to participate in our timely webinar, “Is your stuff  holding you back?” Presented by Seniors Living Smarter, hosts Virginia Lazenby and Brielle Giard joined expert panelists in a lively discussion. Our experts included:

  • Holly Bruns, Founder, Relic Road Estate Sales
  • Rita Turner, Director of Community Engagement, The Caring Place
  • Tiffany Spicer, CPMSM, Stormwater Management Coordinator, City of Georgetown

Our guest panelists provided helpful advice about easing through the downsizing process of choosing what to keep and what to do with everything else. Topics addressed included:

  • Where to begin  
  • What are easy ways to get rid of stuff?
  • Is it possible to take what you want, have your family take what they want, and leave everything else to magically disappear?
  • What is an estate sale? What happens to the stuff that doesn’t sell?

In addition, members of the audience also asked probing questions and received detailed answers from the panelists as well as input from Virginia Lazenby and Brielle Giard of Seniors Living Smarter. To assist our audience after the presentation, Tiffany Spicer, representing the City of Georgetown, provided a helpful presentation of City resources available to residents wishing to downsize or dispose of household items. To receive your own copy, request your complimentary checklist via email to

Seniors Living Smarter Seminars are presented monthly by Certified Senior Downsizing Coach® Virginia Lazenby as a service to seniors, their families, and the community. The goal of the free seminars is to equip, educate, and inspire seniors to make informed choices and empowered decisions concerning their lifestyle goals. Future Seniors Living Smarter seminars include

• October 14 — Moving forward, gracefully

• November 18 — Planning for next year? What lies ahead?

You are invited to sign up at and receive easy, step-by-step instructions on how to join our audience. Or call 512-862-7339 and leave a message.

Please join us for this series of very candid and real conversations about the unique and often complex housing-related issues facing seniors and their families.  Seniors Living Smarter Webinars are presented every month except December, on the third Thursday. Seminars are sponsored by Silver Key BenefitsVisiting AngelsWesleyan HomesVera Bank and Seniors Living Smarter Services. is your exclusive real estate information resource for downsizing and selling your home, making changes for aging in place, or trading home ownership for one of the many independent living communities in and around Georgetown. For those considering a move to, or within, Georgetown, TX, we provide you with comprehensive information about the area, easy to use search tools, and exclusive content about neighborhoods and communities popular with seniors.

If you need information about downsizing or estate liquidation, I will be glad to meet with you for a complimentary consultation. Please contact me, Virginia Lazenby, Texas REALTOR® and Certified Senior Downsizing Coach at 512-818-0988 direct or email: