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How Emotions Multiply the Stress of Downsizing.

 Posted by Jim Morgan on October 12, 2021 at 3:12 PM

 When the time comes where we need to downsize, or move to the much smaller space in Senior Living, or clean out the family home just the accumulated stuff can be overwhelming. Then when you compound your emotional relationship with so many of those items, the memories they represent, it can be one of the most stressful things we ever have to do. What do you do with it? Do you take it to some place like Goodwill? Do you throw it all away? Do you try to sell it in a garage sale, put it on Facebook Marketplace or Craig's List? Or do you hire a professional downsizing and Estate sale company? 

 Many of us start with one idea how and change as the reality of the work involved finally sets in. Maybe you will find yourself where I was so overwhelmed and tired of trying to deal with it that we just threw most of it away. There are still things I wish I had kept or found a better home for. The emotional memories with those items would have helped very much to know that someone who will cherish them for themselves,  maybe repurposed but they chose to bring them into their family's lives. Instead of the distressing knowledge that they ended up in a landfill somewhere. 

 What Caring Transitions offers to our client is to remove much of that stress. Not only the physical by finding a new owner to carry that new treasure out of your house and life and into theirs. You then know that what your family treasured is wanted again and part of someone else's lives. You feel good knowing it is still being used and enjoyed and not in a landfill. Even better, what people paid for it saved you the money to throw it away, or worse yet maybe a doctors bill or massage therapist working on your back.  

Give your back and emotions a break, and let us find new homes for your family treasures.