Downsizing your home
Advocacy | Trust | Safety
Downsizing might mean sorting through closets to decide what to donate or keep, it might be helping you reorganize your house so it makes sense for you. Or it might mean making a house safe and livable for you. Only you know what's right for you and what downsizing means. That's why we build client trust and advocacy into the essence of our downsizing services.
How it works - The Smiths
Whether a call from you or your kids, our first goal is to meet with you.
In the Smith's case, their kids were the first to reach out to me expressing concerns for safety issues and potential hording.
Step 1: Meeting to know your goals
I know how personal and emotional our homes and memories are. So I knew the key to understanding was to meet at a neutral location. I met with the full Smith family at a comfortable place for them all.
Step 2: Finding Our Course
Lead by the Smith parents, we worked to develop a timeline that made them comfortable. The Smiths are the ones leading this process, abiRiver was just a guide.
Over the months that followed, the abiRiver staff became not just consultants but invested members of the Smith family's journey. The slow and thoughtful approach allowed the parents to take charge of the next steps, building a sense of trust and
Step 3: Care of Items
Then during the sorting and packing stages, abiRiver helped the family preserve their most cherished items, eliminating the rush to pack everything hastily. The thoughtful approach ensured that the parents were not overwhelmed, and they could transition into their new living arrangement with a sense of comfort and control.
We come in with compassion and understanding that sometimes life gets overwhelming, and our homes are no longer a representation of who we are or who we want to be.
We are here to help!
What we do
Sort, organize and declutter
Help design spaces for better use
Assess health and safety concerns for aging in place
Take items to donate for you
Coordinate contractors for fixes or updates, or even to hang additional shelves etc
Arrange for estate sales or clean outs after a move
We do NOT
Dump everything in the landfill
Pressure clients to let go of things they aren't ready to give up
Donate or throw anything the client has not discussed with us
Ready for your free consult?