There are things that are inevitable in life: death, taxes, menopause, birth, love and downsizing. Today, dear Budget Voguers, I mercifully will spend time on that last inevitability: My husband and I have decided to put our Dover home of 21 years on the market.

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Life is a series of reverse thrift shopping these days — taking back those items I’ve scored from Wonderland and Find it on the First and Salvation Army.

Susan Dromey Heeter writes and teaches on the Seacoast. Contact her at