I have an experiment for you readers: Tell someone that you would like to help them "declutter" or "downsize" their belongings. The responses will range from outright refusal to a wonderful look of gratitude. After five years of work with a senior move management company, here are some of the most common responses that encountered:
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The first day of spring.
I am not sure exactly how I feel about saying "goodbye" to winter and "hello" to spring. Don't get me wrong, I love the spring. As crazy as it sounds, I actually get nervous as spring approaches, feeling the pressure of ensuring that my spring cleaning efforts are aggressive enough to effectively tackle all areas of the home that need to be addressed. But enough about my ideosyncracies...
No matter your age, you probably do at least a little spring cleaning. As senior move managers, we frequently encounter clients who are not only willing, but also very able to do their own spring cleaning. Rather than discourage their efforts we do what we can to make sure that they are not over-extending themselves in the process. So, how should an elderly person proceed with their spring cleaning?