Honoring a loved one’s memories

These are my parents. Don’t they look happy? I’d like to think these are genuine smiles and not that social media version we so often see these days. After retirement, my parents were fortunate enough to travel and visit a few amazing places on this earth. These pictures are from their very first trip abroad on safari to Tanzania, Africa in 2006. They loved nature and wildlife and began their…

Downsizing Guide

Downsizing and moving can be both energizing and overwhelming.  Your first question is “What am I going to do with all the stuff I’m not taking with me?”  And then you think, “How am I going to get rid of all of this myself?”  And finally, you think, “Do I have the time and energy to dedicate to this?”  If you don’t hire someone to help you, the process can…

Senior Moves & Downsizing

Here’s how I helped a recent client and her mother. I received a call from someone who’s Mother-in-law had recently suffered a stroke.  She was not unable to live independently and needed to move from her patio home to an assisted living apartment.  After our initial consultation, I moved some furniture and personal belongings into mom’s new apartment and helped the daughter get mom settled.  Next we returned to the…