We meet - I come to your home. We look around at your stuff, and form a plan. (free)
Become a team - We work together. You tell me what you want to tackle that day. Then we do it.
Gathering stuff - Collect all similar items, "stage" them for sorting. (I do the moving and lifting.)
Comfort for You - at "staging" area, you will be seated comfortably while we sort through the items.
3 Piles - there will be a "keep" pile, a "give away" pile, and a "think-about-decide-later" pile. No worries, we got this!
Pertinent Places - at the end of each day the "give away" pile(s) leave with me (unless they are too big for my vehicle).
Keep- the possessions/belongings you love surrounding you.
Bequeathing - these are the things you are giving to the people you love
Donate - choose a charity and I will transport your donations.
Re-Homing & Re-Use - not all charities accept specific items. I can find the proper places for that stuff.
Re-Selling - perhaps you wish to sell some of your more valuable belongings. I can help facilitate that too.
Recycling- the items we cannot find a new home for will be recycled.
My Experiences with Stuff = Why I can Help YOU
I have moved many times in my life. Several moves have arisen out of unforeseen circumstance, and at times I had to drastically downsize. This gave me the opportunity to learn a few key things:
Whatever stuff I left behind, the Universe filled back in when I needed it at a new place. More often than not, the new stuff was even more wonderful.
Choosing what to keep and what to get rid of can be extremely difficult, overwhelming, and anxiety inducing. Strangely, I was completely alone every time life threw me this opportunity. I have experienced every gamut of emotion associated with this process, and have endless compassion as a result. I want to help others go through this daunting process and share my experience, like the story about my Gramma Johnson’s rolling pin.
Gramma Johnson was not found in my rolling pin. What in the world does that mean? As I sift through stuff I create 3 piles: “giveaway, “keep”, and “I don’t know”. There was one item in particular in the “I don’t know” pile that baffled me: my Gramma’s rolling pin. I had two other smaller ones, and I almost never, use a rolling pin. I had other nice things from my Gramma. Out of everything I pawed through, why did this go into the “I don’t know” pile? I left it in the pile, alone for days. After mulling over Gramma’s rolling pin, I realized it represented the memory of spending time with her. She was an amazing baker and being with that rolling pin reminded me of spending time with her, and her peach pie! But Gramma wasn’t in the rolling pin; her memories were inside of me. The pin has rolled on, but I still have Gramma’s earrings. They are beautiful (and take up way less space).
Having to let go of most of my stuff at one time or another, I have developed a huge reservoir of understanding, compassion, and the ability to help you make these decisions. The great thing is you may not want to get rid of any of it, but you have a desire to de-clutter. I can help you decide what to “give away” or “keep” and show compassion and understanding for your“ I don’t know” pile, because I have been there, rolling pin and all. You can learn to live with your stuff joyfully. My service to you: The (un)Stuff Movement!