LifeStaging™ is a value-added design service, meeting the unique needs of people moving from large homes to living communities or assisted care.
When you are dealing with homes filled with many more possessions than you can possibly take, years of accumulated “stuff”, loss of a spouse or health issues, it can be a logistical and emotional challenge to make this move.
- How will you sell your home?
- What things will fit into your new space?
- What do you do with things you can’t take with you?
- How will you do this with no family nearby?
- What about all the photo albums and old clothes?
- How to decide which of the 8 dressers should go?
- What about the dog?
- Where to even begin?
I worked with a client who was kept awake at night because she didn’t know what to do with 100 light bulbs her husband had bought on sale, which sat on a shelf in the basement. Sounds silly, but it’s the little things like that which can bog you down.
We work together to select those items that are most important to you and transfer these memories and warmth to your new space. This type of move may involve staging your home for sale, setting up your new space, overseeing the sale or donation of items you won’t be taking, and making sure your family knows you are in good hands.
I participate in seminars on the topic of downsizing and senior moving and I am proud to say I have earned a reputation as a trusted, caring expert for this type of move. It’s more than a paid service. I am honored to be that surrogate family member who truly cares about what happens.
The process starts with a visit.