As a professional home and office organizing service, Can the Clutter works with clients of all ages from individuals, to young families, to seniors, each grouping having their own unique challenges and obstacles.
I have found in working with Seniors and Baby Boomers often their biggest challenges are downsizing to smaller homes now that their families have grown, and sometimes moving into even smaller spaces within retirement and assisted living communities.
Because downsizing is rarely an easy transition, Can the Clutter can help in all parts of the process.
• The first step is helping clients sort through their belongings to narrow down the most important items they want to take with them. This process takes into account how their lifestyle may be changing. (One example includes if the client is moving into a community that provides three meals a day, then only a few kitchen items would be necessary.) I also help clients to not feel guilty about being unable to keep all of their inherited belongings of past loved ones. Having an objective third party’s advice during this emotional time can be quite helpful. In addition, Can the Clutter is able to help arrange estate sales for the belongings that won’t make the move.
• The second piece of the downsizing process is the actual move coordination. Can the Clutter helps with both the big and small pieces such as scheduling the moving company to coming up with the best floor plan at the new space and finalizing the actual furniture that will be required.
• The last part of the process is the unpacking and setting up the new space in a way that is pleasing, safe, and takes into account any physical limitations.
By taking a systematic approach, Can the Clutter provides a huge relief to families (especially out of town families). I provide a trusted resource in “getting the job done”, but in a way that is the least traumatic to the individual(s) moving. I just recently had a client who was moving into an independent living community ask her daughter how much I was charging. The daughter responded, “It doesn’t matter Mom, it is well worth every penny!”