An article in the Boston Globe on coming local trends in business features thoughts from Joseph Coughlin on senior move managers:
With more empty-nesters contemplating moves to smaller quarters, and many others helping aging parents relocate, the process of downsizing is ripe for a new wave of consultants offering help and advice. In 2018, “you’re going to see businesses emerging to help you decide which knick-knacks to keep,” predicts Joseph F. Coughlin, founder and director of the MIT AgeLab. “Deciding what to keep and what to throw out is profoundly emotional. Downsizing is going to become a new ritual and a new life event.”
Read all the predictions in the Globe here.