Our approach to downsizing ensures you make informed and well thought out decisions about what to keep, what to let go of, and to whom.
After living in a home where you often can't put your hands on what you are looking for... it's nice to know that after downsizing is complete you will know both everything that is in your home... and where it is.
We approach downsizing and organizing simultaneously to make sure you know how and where the things you keep will 'live'. Asking discerning questions helps you select just the right items for your new home; items that reflect both your past as well as your current interests and lifestyle. The process is gently paced; not too fast and not too slow which allows everyone to stay focused, and stay within designated time frame.
Determining what will be the most profitable way to dispose of the items you no longer wish to keep is discussed and evaluated for your decision making.
Start your downsizing in a room farthest from the 'heart of the home'. It will be the easiest place to warm up your downsizing 'muscles'.
Complete one room before starting another. Have boxes, tape, stickies, and markers with you when you begin. Take a photo before and after so you can see your progress.
Notice how you 'feel' when you look at your things not just what you 'think'. Let your inner voice and wisdom guide you. Leave out the 'shoulds'. This is for you!!
When helping your parents ask questions such as "Help me understand", when you may not see the reasoning right away. Avoid using the word 'why?'.