She is living with me while she waits to get into senior housing. I was able to get her to part with quite a few of her many collections of knick knacks by sending them to auction..but she got quite angry at me..telling me I have to have some nice things..becoming teary...in short..calling me heartless. She is unable to clean like she once did...when I cleaned out her home..it was knee deep in dust and was smelly. We saved far more than she's going to have room for...I thought if she could actually see the size of the apartment..she would realize...but that didn't seem to register....she also wanted to keep all of her very large pots and pans..etc...stained clothing...it's been a real battle..a real guilt trip..that my brother lets me travel alone...sigh...I tried to explain to her she has had the enjoyment of these things for many years...now pass it on..let others enjoy these beautiful things..that didn't help either..AND she continues to buy more dust collectors...for sure she's going to have to hire a weekly cleaning person...in the meantime we will have to haul all this stuff she insists ..unrealistically she has to have...to her new apartment..where she will see...it won't fit..my bro says..."YOU need to convince mom not to keep all that stuff! Really?!