Many people find the thought of clearing out and packing up a major impediment to moving. While the idea of living someplace smaller and easier to manage is attractive, the work of dealing with no-longer-needed belongings and clutter stop them right in their tracks. For some the emotional attachment and memories are the deciding factor; for others, it's just the physical work and time involved that counts. It brings to mind that old saying "We may think we own our stuff; actually, it owns us."
A friend recently asked for help in dealing with his mother's two storage lockers. They'd been loaded years before and she wasn't sure she knew what they contained anymore. They both realized those lockers needed to be gone through and emptied but she wasn't physically able and he didn't have the time to take it on.
I did some research and came across Susan Borax and Heather Knittel of Good Riddance. They run a professional organizing company specifically aimed at helping overwhelmed people work through their piles of stuff and come out the other side organized and satisfied their belongings had found the right home.They also run a sister company specifically for seniors and their particular needs called Practically Daughters. Susan was warm and friendly to talk to; they will come to your home to do a complimentary visit to find out what you need, make suggestions and provide a quote for their service. If this sounds like a solution for you, take a look online at www.goodriddance.ca
I'm talking with Susan about coming out to South Surrey to do a seminar on downsizing this spring. Call me at 604-916-4664 or email if you're interested in attending.