Kicking the Bucket List – 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die

Kicking the Bucket List
128 Pages
ISBN 978-1-943681-15-0

Do you plan to live forever? Do you ever plan to move? Depending on where you're going, you can't take it with you. In KICKING THE BUCKET LIST, death educator Gail Rubin brings a light touch to cleaning out those dark recesses of your home and organizing for end-of-life issues. In these pages, you’ll learn how to: tackle downsizing without being overwhelmed by the job; evaluate what to keep, toss, donate and recycle; creatively remove excess goods from your home; manage your finances for today and tomorrow; and organize your funeral and create your legacy.

If you need guidance to downsize and organize, this book is for you. Baby Boomers facing their parents’ estates and their own downsizing will especially appreciate the information in KICKING THE BUCKET LIST.

The 128-page book, to be available in paperback and eBook formats, is a quick, easy read, with colorful photographs and bonus online information. Each of the 100 Bucket List items include links to helpful internet articles that expand on each point.

Gail Rubin, CT

About Gail Rubin, CT (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)

Gail Rubin, CT

Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, is author of the award-winning books A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die; Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die (Rio Grande Books); and Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips.

Host of A Good Goodbye television series and Internet radio program, she’s a Certified Thanatologist (a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and funny film clips to get end-of-life conversations started. Her 2015 TEDx talk ( focuses on the importance of starting end-of-life conversations before there’s a death in the family.

She’s a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Past president of the New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue, she’s a Certified Funeral Celebrant who also serves on the cemetery committee for Congregation Albert and volunteers with the Chevra Kaddisha, which ritually prepares bodies for Jewish burial.

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