There are times when our organizational work requires an added element of care, especially when a family member has passed. Recently, this happened to me.
My father, Peter, passed at at 90 years young, seven years after my Mom. He had a good run and died as they say, with his boots on. My sister, Janet, still living in the house was paralyzed on how to move forward through all of Dads stuff. Though I consider myself a professional organizer, it hit differently in my own circumstance, my own family.
But, I put my Org & Relo hat on and dug in. It was truly a moving and therapeutic experience.
We all grieve differently, however I decided that being in action was needed for my healing. I guided my sister through each room, drawer, closet and corner of the house. We sorted, purged, categorized and put aside Dad’s gems for family members to keep and cherish. It’s so much easier with someone who knows what they are doing by your side! We got through this process together and she is so grateful. In fact, the entire family is because no one else was able either by distance or health issues.
As a Organization and Relocation Project Manager, please allow me to be by your side not only during difficult but any huge transitional times. I and our team will help you move forward too.
Written by: JD Farley, Project Manager, Professional Organizer