Moving on: Downsizing after Your Spouse or Partner has Passed Away

Recently I was telling a colleague that I’d learned a crucial organizing lesson when I went through a divorce, awhile ago now. That particular lesson was the lack of importance of my “stuff.” Going through any major life event forces…

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Witness to a Friendship

They had that curious kind of relationship, where they knew each other so well that they could say anything to each other. And they did. Even in front of me, the professional organizer. I learned from the wisdom of these…

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Remember the One Who's Gone — without Keeping All Their Belongings

I lived a lesson recently which I’ve often shared with clients over the years. Sometimes I don’t know how I know something. I just do. This is an example of that. You’re pretty well ready to move after a parent,…

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Start When You're Ready.

There was the man who had taken care of his spouse for the past seven years. She had passed away about 6 months before I met him. There was the couple, only one of whom had survived a horrific car…

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Possibilities Abound

A close friend dropped by recently and brought her mom, looking a bit older than when I’d last seen her. But who wouldn`t look older ` or at least look their years for the first time` when one`s spouse of…

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