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 patio home that was full of possessions and furnishings.  During that first session, we discussed that some items would be moved to Lexington where she lived, some would be donated and some would be disposed of. 

We began with family heirlooms that would be moved.  The client marked items she wished to move and I provided all supplies and began packing these items.    

In 2 subsequent sessions, we worked together room-by-room deciding what needed to done with each and every item.  Working on my own, I packed up nearly 150 ancestry books and delivered them to the Genealogical Society, took clothing to Dress for Success and housewares and miscellaneous items to Goodwill.  I also delivered items to Fed with Faith, which is an organization that serves the homeless of Louisville. 

Since the daughter lived in Lexington, I met 3 movers at the home to get moving quotes.  After passing along the quotes, she decided which movers to use, hired them and coordinated an agreed upon move date. 

We worked together and alone to completely clean out the patio home in about 10 days. 

Every client I serve is as unique as their home and their possessions.  It is my pleasure to serve each family where they are by providing resources, practical and emotional support as they transition from one home to another. 

Are you in need of some assistance while transitioning from one home to another?  My initial consultations are of no cost to you and even if we don’t work together, I may be able to provide some guidance as you begin your journey. 

Partnering with you during life’s transitions.