I’ve been a senior move manager for over 18 years and love every minute of assisting older adults with downsizing and transitioning to a new style of living. Whether it’s a move to an independent living community, assisted living community or continuing care community, the process often comes down to the same question — “what do I do with all this stuff?”. And when people say ‘stuff’, invariably, a lot of the ‘stuff’ is documents and records.
Those catalog pictures? Sure, I’m stating the obvious, but nobody lives there. Meaning, these beautiful rooms were not developed for a real person who has recycling and work and nail polish bottles and children’s items and shoes and paperwork and blankets that need laundering. The takeaway? After organizing, upkeep is a vital part of the process and everything won’t be perfect all the time.
Here are more organizing myths that should make you feel better:
- Declutter once and you’re done.